Rob Thomas has teamed up with country singer-songwriter Abby Anderson for a rendition of the Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers holiday classic “I Believe In Santa Claus” – available now via Emblem/Atlantic Records. The track’s lyrics, penned by Parton for her and Rogers’ 1984 collaborative album Once Upon a Christmas, prove an especially timely call for harmony and hope this holiday season.
“Kenny And Dolly’s Christmas album has always been a favorite of mine every year. When it came on this year I immediately thought of Abby because she has a quality about her and her voice that reminds me of Dolly. What amazes me is the way she interpreted the song and made it sad and hopeful at the same time. It felt like it was tailor made for the time we are in and really highlighted how great the lyrics are in what always sounded like a silly, fun song” – ROB THOMAS
“Rob texted me Thanksgiving day and told me we should do this song together. I’ve always loved this song, and I’m honored to have covered it with someone as incredibly talented as Rob Thomas.” – ABBY ANDERSON
Amidst a challenging year for live music, Thomas became one of the first artists to perform what he coined as #SocialDistanceSessions while quarantined at home. He has also continued to perform virtually for a variety of galas and events in support of charities such as Sidewalk Angels Foundation – an organization founded by Thomas and wife Marisol Thomas in 2003, dedicated to providing critically needed funds and support to over 20 no-kill animal shelters and rescues across the country that help fight for the rights and fair treatment of those with no voice. He is set to end the year with a performance for the Sidewalk Angels x No Cap benefit show on December 23rd. For more information, please visit swa.nocapshows.com and sidewalkangelsfoundation.org.