Let There Be Peace on Earth (album)

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Let There Be Peace on Earth
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1993
LabelMCA Nashville
ProducerTony Brown
Vince Gill chronology
I Still Believe in You
Let There Be Peace on Earth
When Love Finds You
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC−[2]
Los Angeles Times1.5/4 stars[3]

Let There Be Peace on Earth is the first Christmas album from American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in 1993 on MCA Nashville. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," one of the album's tracks, peaked at #54 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Though panned by music critics, the album had broad appeal to the public, it reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Holiday Albums for 1993, eventually going Platinum, the album had sold 1,787,000 copies as of December 2012.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (Noël Regney, Gloria Shayne Baker) - 4:39
  2. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) - 4:02
  3. "One Bright Star (This Christmas Night)" (John Jarvis) - 3:37
  4. "What Child Is This?" (William Chatterton Dix) - 3:29
  5. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 2:37
  6. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Buck Ram) - 4:34
  7. "Let There Be Peace on Earth" (Jill Jackson, Sy Miller) - 4:33
    • duet with Jenny Gill
  8. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) - 4:40
  9. "Til the Season Comes Around Again" (Randy Goodrum, Jarvis) - 4:11
  10. "It Won't Be the Same This Year" (Vince Gill) - 3:43


As listed in liner notes.[5]

Additional background vocals by the Gene Merlino Singers: Gene Merlino, John Bahler, Dick Bolks, Sally Stevens, Myrna Matthews, Melissa Mackey, Bobbi Page, Amick Byram

String and vocal arrangements by Marty Paich.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 14
U.S. Billboard Top Holiday Albums 1
Canadian RPM Country Albums 26


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  4. ^ Grein, Paul (December 19, 2012). "Chart Watch Extra: Christmas Albums, From Bing To Buble". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  5. ^ Let There Be Peace on Earth (CD insert). Vince Gill. MCA Records. 1993. 10877.