In fact, we already have listeners in 46 states, Washington DC and 45 other countries!
I realize that, with just over a week to go before Thanksgiving (here in the U.S.), not everyone is ready for Christmas music. That's fine. We'll be ready and waiting for you when you are!
For those who are ready, just click on this tree to go to the Sounds of Christmas website, where you can listen for free (and even pop the player up out of the page, so you can listen while you do other stuff online).
Well, I have loaded almost two thousand songs into the station (so far), and there's plenty more to come. You'll get more from Bing than just "White Christmas, more from Nat "King" Cole than just "The Christmas Song" and more from Mannheim Steamroller than just "Deck The Halls".
Plus, lots of new music, including the Polyphonic Spree, Scotty McCreery, Richard Kincaid, Judy Pancoast, Rod Stewart, Cee Lo Green, August Burns Red, Celtic Woman, Christina Perri, Colbie Caillat, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Rita Collidge, the Backstreet Boys, Chris Mann, Lady Antebellum, the Civil Wars, Blake Shelton, the Empty Pockets, Cheap Trick, Fun, Jim Brickman, Kem, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mikey Wax, Norah Jones, Olivia Newton-John (with John Travolta), Richard Marx, Tracey Thorn, Steven Curtis Chapman the Shins, Dropkick Murphy's, Rick Braun, Jason Castro and Paul McCartney! To name a few.
Here's what I listened to on the Sounds of Christmas as I typed this...
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy "Christmas Is Starting Now"
Commodores "Deck The Halls"
Pat Boone "Old Fashioned Christmas"
Barry Manilow "(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays"
My Chemical Romance "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
Bobby Vee "Blue Christmas"
AgesandAges "We Need A Little Christmas"
Mariah Carey "Charlie Brown Christmas"
Dennis DeYoung "When I Hear A Christmas Song"
Carpenters "Do You Hear What I Hear"
Slim Jim Phantom "Christmas Tree Boogie"
So if you love Christmas music, I hope you'll tune in! And if you know someone who loves Christmas music, please send them my way!
Especially if they live in Alaska, Delaware, Maine or Wyoming (those are the four states I need to have all of America listening)!
Thanks so much! And may you always believe in Santa Claus!