BONUS TRACK NO. 1 - Though technically not a Christmas song, today's first bonus track is one of the most powerful songs ever recorded proclaiming the power and blessings of Jesus Christ. Written by Williams in collaboration with Jonathan Smith and Casey Beathard and performed with Country Legend Dolly Parton, this powerful song brings restoration and love front and center - THERE WAS JESUS.
BONUS TRACK NO. 2 - Multi award-winning Christian Artist Anne Wilson joins Josh Turner, another multi award-winning country & gospel singer/songwriter, to perform a unique tune on the birth of Christ - The Manger.
BONUS TRACK 3 - As we ponder the immensity of the celebration on this day, I'll leave you with one of the most powerful songs of celebration ever recorded by the highest selling artist to ever win The Voice. From Tommee Profitt's concert Birth Of A King: Live In Concert - Jordan Smith performs Mary Did You Know.
BONUS TRACK NO. 4 -We bring the Funk celebrating the Birth of Our Lord. With some of the greatest gospel singers ever, including Larnelle Harris, Daryl Coley, Take 6 and Andrae' Crouch along with another forty or so accomplished singers, performing a funkified version of the Hallelujah Chorus - HALLELUJAH! - Directed by Grammy legend producer, composer, arranger and director Quincy Jones.
It is my fervent hope that this Eleventh Anniversary of the 2023 Christmas Countdown brought you some joy, peace and laughter!
Merry Christmas to all Vagabonds as you travel through life.
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful" - Norman Vincent Peale