11.29.2011

tuesday tunes - drew holcomb & the neighbors christmas.

i've told y'all about drew & ellie.... some of my favorite people. and they have a christmas album! it's from a couple years ago, but the awesome thing is they're giving it away for FREE on noisetrade right now! y'all. get this! {you're welcome.}

here they are singing one of my favorites -- "baby it's cold outside"...



11.22.2011

tuesday tunes - andrew ripp christmas

alright, keeping on our countdown to christmas...
{so far we've got matthew west, matt wertz} ...next up is andrew ripp!

i've told you guys about andrew before -- killer voice. and singing christmas tunes is no different. his christmas ep, light of mine, is out today! (on itunes here)
you can sample the tunes here below...


and here's a full song off the record, andrew's soulful version of "joy to the world"... so good!

11.16.2011

marcel the shell - part two.

remember back in the day when i did "friday flicks"? then you might remember this little gem: marcel the shell with shoes on.
well, i am thrilled to announce a PART TWO has just been released (see if you catch what his sister's name was!)

11.15.2011

tuesday tunes - matt wertz christmas.

so our countdown to christmas is on with tuesday tunes.

this week i'm so excited to tell you about matt wertz's brand new christmas album, snow globe. (you can preview all of the songs on itunes) ...you can't help but get some christmas cheer with the title track "snow globe", i love the classics he picked... and yes, he did cover amy grant's "tennessee christmas" -- and she sings harmony!
this is definitely a good one to add to your christmas collection!

and because the album came out right before halloween, here's a little video of matt finding the perfect christmas pumpkin...


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.)

11.01.2011

tuesday tunes - lady antebellum: own the night.

well. 31 days is over, and i gotta admit -- blogging is really the last thing i want to do today. BUT - i am committed to my tuesday tunes, so here we go. next week we will begin our countdown to christmas with holiday-themed tuesday tunes. get excited.
{you probably won't see a ton of other blogging going on this month, though, just a heads up.}

so i can't believe lady antebellum is already on album #3. it feels like yesterday these friends of mine were having their first single available on itunes. and now they're multi-platinum album-makers & grammy-winners & worldwide superstars. a lot can happen in 4 years.
so. album #3.
it's called own the night and there are some little gems on this thing. it released a few weeks ago so i've had some time to get to know it... my favorite is definitely "heart of the world" - so good.

and here's the second single (the first was "just a kiss")... "we owned the night":