Tuesday December 3, 2013
Gene Autry paid tribute to the most underrated reindeer of all time in 1949.
Rudolph's bright red nose led Autry to #1 on the pop charts, and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" continues to be a Christmas classic.
The song was written by Johnny Marks, who also penned "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," and "A Holly Jolly Christmas." But "Rudolph" was Marks's biggest success, selling over 25 millions copies to date.
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Tuesday November 26, 2013
In this spiritual song, Kris Kristofferson gives thanks to the maker/the universe (take your pick) for the life he's been given.
"Thank You for a Life" comes off Kristofferson's 2006 return to form, This Old Road, and like his best songs always looks at the big picture.
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Wednesday November 20, 2013
Although the department store displays may make you think otherwise, it's not Christmas yet.
It's still the season to be grateful, so have a listen to "Blessed" by Martina McBride. It captures the spirit of Thanksgiving, as she celebrates all the reasons why life isn't so bad.
That includes the floor under her feet, and yeah even that dude lying next to her.
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Wednesday November 13, 2013
Country queens collide in Lynn Anderson's funky version of Bobbie Gentry's "Fancy."
Anderson's rendition of the tune appeared on 1971's The World of Lynn Anderson. The album's currently out-of-print, but not to worry. It can currently be found in the stellar compilation Country Soul Sisters.
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