Anne's gorgeous "Christmas Wish" encapsulates the time of the year that she loves most of all. All about sharing out the spirit of the season, "Christmas Wish", gathers old friends and cozy favorites, along with the classic, "The Christmas Song" and the new classic, "Light A Single Candle". Mirroring all the emotions that wash over us during the holidays, it stirs, too, with "Amazing Grace" in duet with Jim, and surprises with two wonderful originals: the title track, upbeat "Christmas Wish", and a just-right love song, "Joy in Our World".
Anne continues to enjoy her soulful reunion with collaborator, Abe LaMarca who produced this new 10 song cd, by taking her "Deeper" into her vocal and creative vocabulary. This album shows a more intense side of her style that her fans will love. Anne co-wrote 5 of the songs and includes tracks written by Grammy winning songwriter, Tom Douglas, Beth Nielsen Chapman and fellow duet partner, Luke McMaster.
Anne's gearing up for her 20th Jim Brickman Holiday Tour, when she and Tracy Silverman join Jim for "A Joyful Christmas", starting November 16 in Appleton, WI. See tour dates for details!
November opened with an impromptu visit to “107.3 The Wave”. On-air personality, Grace Roberts, who introduced my show at Cain Park this past summer, had just released her new book, “Why You Must Shrink to Grow”. I stopped by to pick up an autographed copy and also visited a bit with Carmen Kennedy, who happened to be working her on-air shift. Grace, Carmen and I posed for a fun, "girl power" photo to tag the moment.
Unfortunately, Mark Ribbins was out sick that day--I had been planning to say hello and thank him once again for his always