Restless Heart have been celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and the veteran group recently crossed off an item on their career bucket list, by releasing their first-ever Christmas album, “A Restless Heart Christmas.”   “It’s been a long time coming,” lead singer Larry Stewart told Billboard. “We’ve been working on it on and off for a few years now. We finally took the bull by the horns.   Some of us had a couple of favorites. We discussed what we wanted to do, and a few of us in the band are really lovers of the traditional standard Christmas songs. We still listen to Perry Como, Andy Williams, and Nat King Cole, and that’s the stuff I love to hear. We wanted to keep the integrity to the standards, but also put that Restless Heart stamp to them with the harmonies. So, that’s what we did. ”

Look for more new music from the band, with a disc of new music slated for the first half of 2014. In addition, the band will kick off the year on the high seas, on the Country Music Cruise, along with artists such as Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, and Patty Loveless. The cruise will depart from Ft. Lauderdale on January 14, with stops in Grand Turk, San Juan, and Saint Maarten.  read more