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 college bands and with dance bands before his talented steel guitar playing led him to country music.
In 1935, he and his brother Roy (bass) moved to New York City, where later with others including Ray Smith, Rusty Keefer and Johnny Browers, they formed the Pinetoppers and had their own show on NBC and CBS radio.
In 1950, they had a number 3 country and number 10 pop hit with Horton’s song ‘Mockin’ Bird Hill’. (The song was also a US country Top 10 for Les Paul And Mary Ford and a US pop hit for Patti Page in 1951.)
So, to sing Vaughn Horton’s beautiful song for us, who better than the gentleman from Galloway, Texas, Jim Reeves!
Folks, it doesn’t get better than this. Enjoy!