Southern Living

SOUTHERN SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

Lucky number 13 is, “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.” This song, which was a big hit for pop music star Brenda Lee, was also written by Johnny Marks, who wrote, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” Although Marks was Jewish, he specialized in Christmas songs, and wrote many of the holiday standards we all know. Following…

SOUTHERN SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

Good afternoon, folks! Yep, I missed yesterday. Sorry about that. But, back to the Christmas song list. Number 12 is a fun favorite of mine. “Christmas Cookies,” is a song written by San Antonio native Aaron Barker and was recorded by, “King George,” himself, George Straight. Barker has written number one songs for George Strait…

SOUTHERN SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

Number 11 on my playlist is, “An Old Christmas Card.” The song was written by Vaughn Horton, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association, International Hall of Fame. Horton was born in Broad Top Mountain, Pennsylvania. Although he sang and played steel guitar, guitar and mandolin, Horton is remembered as a songwriter. He played in…

SOUTHERN SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

Number 10 on my Christmas Song list is “Christmas Times a Comin.” The song was written by Benjamin F. “Tex” Logan who hailed from Coahoma, Texas. Tex was quite an accomplished engineer with a doctorate degree electrical engineering from Columbia University. Like his father, Logan was a “fiddler.” He played with Mike Seeger in the…