TODAY PRESENTS SOME FAVORITE TUNES OF MINE
Today's first Christmas Tune features a great singer and interpreter of music - Ray LaMontagne performs an amazing cover of the Ray Charles Classic with a small choir behind him - The Spirit of Christmas at The National Tree Lighting Ceremony in 2009.
It's no secret that I am a bona-fide huge fan of one of the greatest Texas Troubadours to ever grace a stage or record a note - Lyle Lovett. I have seen this master of story telling and creator of blends of country, jazz, big band, folk and rock like none other. Today, enjoy a great cover of a Classic Christmas Tune - Lyle Lovett & Kat Edmonson, another Texan, perform Baby It's Cold Outside.
Finally, full disclosure. I grew up on Southern Gospel Music. I started singing with my family at the age of twelve and my dad drug me and my brother to hear the Statesmen, The Blackwoods, and many other great Southern Gospel artists. Those experiences never left me. This unique genre of American Music is alive and well today with groups like today's Countdown Artists - The Martins, who started singing in their teens in 1987, perform Go Tell.
Hope you're ready my fellow vagabonds - six days until Christmas.