Eagles players team up off the field to deliver “A Philly Special Christmas” album | Jalyn Smoot – NewsBreak Original

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PHILADELPHIA- It’s the holiday season and this year Eagles offensive linemen Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, and Jordan Mailata are gifting fans with a festive music album.
You read that correctly, the core of the Eagles offensive line will release “A Philly Special Christmas” this month, an album full of holiday-themed hits.
The concept came to Kelce and his teammates in 2021 while they were assisting at the toy drive for Children's Crisis Treatment Center. Per the arrangement of Kelce and others, all proceeds from the record sale profits will be donated to CCTC.
The trio of Eagles stars plan to release a new song each Friday leading up to the release of the full album on December 23.
Along with its virtual release, the album may be bought on the official website. Additionally, on Saturday, December 3, a small number of autographed vinyl records will be offered at the Eagles Pro Shop at Lincoln Financial Field.
Preparations for the album began in the summer, when Kelce initially thought of the idea.
Although he had the charisma for a Christmas album, Kelce knew his vocals left much to be desired. That's when he, accompanied by Eagles teammates Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson sought help from War on Drugs, a Philadelphia-based rock band.
Mailata has arguably become the star of the group, as videos of the trio singing have already begun to go viral.
It will be interesting to see how the full project sounds, but judging the viral leaks so far, Christmas fans may be in for a treat this holiday.
Kelce, who was a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, an honor given to players who have had a significant positive impact on his community, is no stranger to spreading love and joy.
A staple in the Philadelphia community, Kelce is always actively involved in Eagles-related volunteering. Last year, Kelce helped raise $100,000 for the Eagles Autism Foundation fundraiser.
Kelce has also volunteered his time at a variety of organizations, including the Eagles Charitable Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House (where he joined individuals from their camp for a field day at Lincoln Financial Field), Bringing Hope Home (where he joined families from BHH at a community event to paint and carve pumpkins in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month), and Liberty USO (where he teamed up with Dietz & Watson to feed military families).
Given his adoration for Philly, it's not surprising to see Kelce lead an effort to deliver this Christmas album.
"A Philly Special Christmas" is being released on Vera Y Records, named after Kelce's daughter Wyatt and Barwin's daughter Vera. It was recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks, Silent Partners, and Elm St. studios.
War on Drugs drummer Charlie Hall produced the album, and former Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin gets an executive producer's credit.
Check out the full album track list below:


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