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Animated Christmas Movie ‘The Star’ Features Songs From Kelsea Ballerini, Jake Owen + More


Sony Pictures Animation’s animated motion picture celebrating the timeless Nativity story, The Star, will hit theaters Nov. 17, and it features new songs from several country favorites.

Country music fans will be delighted in the release of the soundtrack, which lands on Oct. 27 and offers up a charming blend of traditional Christmas favorites as well as some more modern compositions to get everyone in the holiday mood.

Country luminaries Kelsea Ballerini and Jake Owen make prominent appearances on the album, with Owen taking on the classic “What Child Is This” and Ballerini putting her hand to “Children Go Where I Send You.”

Additionally, Jessie James Decker, who has just released her sophomore album, takes a turn at “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song).”

The star-studded soundtrack also includes contributions from pop superstars Mariah Carey and Fifth Harmony, as well as gospel icons Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams. A cappella phenoms Pentatonix contribute a bonus track to the digital release of the album.

The Star Track Listing:

1. Mariah Carey, “The Star”
2. Kelsea Ballerini, “Children Go Where I Send You”
3. Kirk Franklin, “We Three Kings”
4. Fifth Harmony, “Can You See”
5. A Great Big World, “Life Is Good”
6. Zara Larsson, “Mary, Did You Know”
7. Yolanda Adams, “O Holy Night”
8. Saving Forever, “What Christmas Means to Me”
9. Jessie James Decker, “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)
10. Casting Crowns, “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”
11. Jake Owen, “What Child Is This?”
12. Pentatonix, “Carol of the Bells”*

*digital-only bonus track

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