Composer Ralph Carbone and I have been collaborating on shows and songs for more than a decade. Last year, Ralph came to me with a song, “COUNTRY CHRISTMAS”, to see if I would be interested in recording it. That song possessed such a wonderful combination of freshness and nostalgia, that I hungered for more.
Thus began our year-long journey, as Ralph sifted through decades of his music, and together we unearthed or created twelve ORIGINAL Christmas songs presented in this collection for the first time. When I discovered producer and musician Guy Parker, he transformed these wonderful melodies into masterpieces: The Magic Of Christmas.
This album is the result of the efforts of many talented people, all of whom I cannot thank enough. May this music, that has so much meaning to me, bring you Joy and Peace at this special time of year.
R.J. Lewis 2012