Angels Sing is based off a novel of the same name released in 1999 by Turk Pipkin. The film stars Harry Connick, Jr. who meets Nick (Willie Nelson) who sells him a house at half price, but only if he will keep up the traditions of the house and neighborhood, including maintaining the house as the centerpiece of the neighborhood’s Christmas celebration.
Kris Kristofferson plays Harry Connick Jr.’s father, Connie Britton from ABC’s Nashville plays Connick’s wife, and Lyle Lovett plays one of the neighbors. The film also includes cameos from The Trishas, Texas swing legend Ray Benson, Dale Watson, Sarah Hickman, Marcia Ball, Guy Forsyth, Joel Guzman, Kat Edmonson, Miss Lavelle , Eloise DeJoria, and others. The film is based in Austin, TX. Music wasn’t a part of the original script, but director Tim McCanlies saw a unique opportunity with so much music talent on the set to make it a seminal part of the movie.
You can listen exclusively to Dale Watson’s “Christmas Time In Texas” from the Angels Sing soundtrack below ahead of the release. And if you leave a comment below telling us your favorite Dale Watson song, it will make you eligible to win one of 5 digital copies we are giving away of the soundtrack! And if you can’t pick just one favorite Dale Watson song, list them all! Just make sure you include your real email address when prompted by the comment forum so if you win we can contact you.
- Up On The House Top (Black Soot)
- Mistletoe on Death Row (Dale Watson)
- Deck The Halls (The Trishas)
- Christmas Time Is Here (Lyle Lovett & Kat Edmonson, with Mitch Watkins)
- Family Bible (Willie Nelson, with Bobbie Nelson)
- Signals In The Dark (Sahara Smith)
- Moses (The Trishas)
- Christmas Time in Texas (Dale Watson)
- Christmas Love (Miss Lavelle with Guy Forsyth & Carolyn Wonderland)
- Silent Night (Carolyn Wonderland & Guy Forsyth)
- Amazing Grace (Willie Nelson with Bobbie Nelson)
- When I’m Home (Harry Connick Jr & Willie Nelson)