Personnel: Brian McKnight (vocals, piano); David Foster (guitar, piano); Tyrone Chase, Dean Parks (guitar); Dan Dugmore (pedal steel guitar); Matt Cusson (piano); Jason White (Hammond b-3 organ); Chris Loftlin (bass guitar); Gregg Bissonette, Prescott Ellison (drums, drum); Jochem van der Saag (programming).
Audio Mixer: Chris Wood .
Recording information: Conway Recording, Hollywood, CA; Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA; Igloo Music Recording Studios, Burbank, CA; Ocean Way Studios, Nashville, TN; The Firehouse Studios, Pasadena, CA.
Photographer: Jennifer Robbins.
Arrangers: Bill Meyers; Brian McKnight.
Fans of R&B vocalist Brian McKnight probably already own BETHLEHEM, McKnight's 1998 Christmas release. But one good holiday album deserves another, and McKnight's smooth, alluring voice sounds better than ever on 2008's I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. The tunes are a bit more secular than BETHLEHEM, including "The Christmas Song," "Silver Bells," and "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," while carols "Silent Night" and "Angels We Have Heard on High" balance the contemporary with the traditional, with guests Vince Gill, Josh Groban, and Take 6 stopping by to add color.