~~ Sharron Kay King to Release First Christmas Album ~~
RICHMOND, Ind. – 2007 SGM FanFair Awards Female Vocalist of the Year Sharron Kay King will releases her first ever Christmas recording, "Old Ribbons & Bows".
This new album features mostly original music that was written specifically for the record by King, as well as some of Southern Gospel’s most celebrated writers – such as Chris Binion, Twila LaBar, Jeff Ferguson, Tammy Dunaway, and more. The album also features holiday classics like “Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”, “Silent Night, Holy Night”, and “Go Tell It On the Mountain.”
Old Ribbons & Bows features session work from Adam Borden, Steve Brewster, Jackie Miller, Wayne Benson, and more. Milton Smith did all of the orchestrating for the album.
In addition, the new Christmas album features guest vocals from Tammy Dunaway and Kanah Dunaway Lovern (of The Dunaways) on “Go Tell It On the Mountain.”
Vocals were recorded at Straight A Studio and Square One Studios, and Adam Borden and Steve Allen served as the record’s engineers. The album was produced by Les Butler.
“My first Christmas as a child of God is the most treasured memory I have. My children and I hand made all the ornaments for our tree that year, and as we finished up with our decorations, Julie, Jason and Elizabeth all climbed up on the sofa and nestled up under my arms,” remembered Sharron Kay. “As we admired our masterpiece, I began to share with them the story of Jesus’ birth and why we really celebrate Christmas. As they fell off to sleep there in my arms, I began to count my many blessings and praising God for giving me another chance.”
Sharron Kay continued, “I hope that many people can come to cherish the holiday season like I have now that I am a Child of God. I hope these songs can bring that little bit of extra cheer during the busy holiday time.”