All-star lineup joins 'A Very Special Christmas'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Christina Aguilera, Michael Buble, Dave Matthews and Train are among the acts helping Special Olympics celebrate the 25th anniversary of its "A Very Special Christmas" album series.
Two albums will be released Oct. 16 to celebrate the partnership, which has raised more than $100 million for Special Olympics.
Train lead singer Pat Monahan attended a press conference at Blackbird Studios in Nashville Monday to announce the albums along with Special Olympics Chairman and CEO Tim Shriver, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and Christian artist Francesca Battistelli.
Several Special Olympics athletes were on hand as well.
Monahan calls it an honor to be a part of the series and says the members of Train have been purchasing the albums individually for a long time.