11.08.2011

tuesday tunes - matthew west christmas.

so we're starting our countdown to christmas with holiday tuesday tunes
from now til the 25th!

first up... matthew west. i mentioned back in the spring that jeff tours with matthew. i've come to love matthew and the rest of the guys in the band (and their wives) so much -- they're really jeff's closest community. so it was super exciting when the band got to play on this album and spend a week down in frankling recording together. (crazy part was they recorded in the middle of july - i think it'd be hard to sing christmas tunes when it's 100 degrees outside!)

i love the jazzed-up versions of "jingle bells" and "o come, all ye faithful" and then there are some beautiful originals like "the heart of christmas". there's also a guest appearance by vince gill & amy grant! {you can sample all of the tunes here on itunes.}

matthew's gift is storytelling through his songs, so i'm gonna share his original "one last christmas" and the story of sweet little dax... (warning: get out the kleenex.)

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