‘Soulful Christmas' released on Nesby's It's Time Child Records in association with Tyscot Records follows her acclaimed The Lula Lee Project album which debuted at #13 on Billboard's Top Gospel album chart and #57 respectively on the R&B chart this year.
Spending the summer promoting The Lula Lee Project , she taped ‘Soulful Christmas' with a live band at the Gospel Music Channel studios in Atlanta in front of a live studio audience.
“I wanted to be used by God to help them usher in the masses into the holiday season,” says Nesby who excitingly marks this as her first ever Christmas show collection.
‘Soulful Christmas' highlights a few of the most noted holiday anthems sung only as Ann Nesby could deliver - “Jesus, What a Wonderful Child” leads the musical montage setting the tone for cheerful yuletide, the classically melodic “Silent Night ” finds an appropriate spot on this Christmas set, to her holiday staple from the Sounds of Blackness, “Soul Holiday,” featuring Grammy award winning songwriter/singer Big Jim Wright, musical director of the new hit BET late night talk show the Mo'Nique Show.
Nesby also revisits a few of her other popular inspirational tunes from Sounds of Blackness and her own solo musical repertoire to round out ‘Soulful Christmas' – “I Believe,” “Going All the Way,” “So Much Joy,” to her recent radio single, “I Found a Place.”
‘Ann Nesby's a Soulful Christmas' DVD will arrive in stores November 3, 2009 . To promote ‘Soulful Christmas,' The Gospel Music Channel will air Nesby's holiday special air nationally on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 8pm with an encore at 11pm . The Gospel Music Channel will re-air the TV special through the end of December.