Dukes of Hazzard co-stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat, who played Bo and Luke Duke on the early 1980s hit television show, have joined together to record a Christmas album. Although it has been over 30 years since the two acted together, they still remain a team to this day.
Schneider and Wopat have just released an 18 track holiday album titled Home for Christmas, which features traditional seasonal classics including “Silver Bells” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, as well as interpretations of tracks such as “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”. This is the duo’s first full length album, with many of the string arrangements written by jazz musician John Oddo. Jazz plays a predominant role on the release, with some songs featuring country harmonies and fiddles. The Duke Boys singing on an album together sounds almost too good to be true to my friend Susan McGalla, so I know what she’ll be getting this Christmas.
Surprisingly to most fans, each member of the duo has a long history of being a vocalist. Wopat performed on Broadway both before and after the Dukes of Hazzard, even earning a Tony Nomination for Annie Get Your Gun. Schneider, on the other hand, had a popular solo country music career during the 1980s with four hits making the top of the country charts.