This has been a tough year. I’ve had a lot of changes going on. I just returned to school last week, starting a two-year program to become a paramedic. I do have a small stack of CDs to process and get added to the stations. I’ll work on that as I’m able. The websites have been down for a few months, but I think on my new web host they will be in good shape. Best wishes to everyone! Mike
Here’s a lovely rendition of Noel by Whitney Bozarth. It’s on BandCamp, so name your own price. Enjoy her music.
Here is a wonderful group, Home Free, singing “Angels We Have Heard On High” from their new album “Full of Cheer.” I bought and added this album to the acapella Christmas station.
You can buy this album at Amazon.
Last week was the tenth anniversary of the first broadcast of Christmas Music 24/7. We’ve had millions of listeners, and played thousands of songs. We now have nine different Christmas stations, and a handful of non-holiday stations. Thanks for making this a joy to do, even when life has been tough. I hope to be here doing this in 2024!
Another great song from Pentatonix, Mark Lowry’s “Mary, Did You Know?”
I’ve just added about five hours of new music to Christmas 24/7 Classical. Artists, performers and groups include:
- Larry Dalton, and the National Philharmonic Orchestra Of London
- Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
- Ensemble Galilei
- Manor House String Quartet
Christmas 24/7 Classical is currently ranked as the 450th most popular station at Live365. Not bad, out of more than 6,000 stations. Thanks for listening!
Check out the first Christmas video of Exit 245 (an all-male a cappella group from Harrisonburg, VA). Leading the song is Salem (VA) High School graduate Sam Valentine.
Learn more about Exit 245 at Exit245.com.
And after a busy two weeks of voting by our listeners, we have our winner! Taking 57% of the final vote, Silent Night was declared to be the 2013 Christmas Song of the Year. A huge thank you to everyone who voted.
The two individual recordings that were favorited the most were by Mannheim Steamroller
and the Mormom Tabernacle Choir.
Now that I’ve done this once, next year we’ll be able to actually work down to which exact version of a song is our listener’s favorite. So if you’re an artist, or just a fan of a specific version of a Christmas song, let me know and I’ll start figuring out a way to mke this work in 2014.