Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban Duet on “Beverly Hillbillies” Theme

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Last night’s “American Idol” included an accordion player, a banjo player, yodeling, and Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban dueting on the “Beverly Hillbillies” theme song. In other words, I was in entertainment heaven. The duet made me smile so I’m posting it here just for fun. And here’s the full audition of bluegrass musician [Read More...]

Balancing the Sacred with the Secular at Christmas: Jonathan Jackson + Enation Reflect

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When I interviewed Jonathan Jackson, Richard Lee Jackson, and Daniel Sweatt of Enation a few weeks ago about their album “Radio Cinematic” (photo above), I also referenced the fact that Jonathan performs the classic song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on the new Christmas album from the cast of “Nashville.” While we were on the [Read More...]

Last Christmas I Gave You Some Socks, But the Very Next Day You Gave Them Away

Everybody’s heard the George Michael hit “Last Christmas,” especially during this time of year. Well, Brooke White and Summer Bellessa (a.k.a. The Girls with Glasses) have recorded a parody version of that song, which begins with the lyrics “Last Christmas, I gave you some socks / But the very next day you gave them away.” [Read More...]

Michael W. Smith on Christmas, His Dad’s Dementia, and His Concert of Peace in Bahrain

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“All is well, all is well / Angels and men rejoice / For tonight darkness fell / Into the dawn of love’s light.” Those are the opening lyrics of three-time Grammy Award winner Michael W. Smith’s song “All is Well,” which is featured on his new album “The Spirit of Christmas.” The project consists of [Read More...]


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