Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful.
~ Norman Vincent Peale
On Sunday, I heard some news about Jerome Bell. And, even though he has had even more surgery, he is in “good spirits.”
Please keep Jerome in your thoughts and prayers!
Clay Aiken was included in an article about Reality Stars. Not many words, but two nice pictures:
Reality Stars — Then and Now
Clay Aiken, runner up from “American Idol” Season 2
Too bad the Now pictures is about 5 years old!
You can see the entire gallery of pictures at TOOFAB
On November 28, 2006, Clay Aiken released a studio EP titled All Is Well. Originally released as an exclusive recording for Wal-Mart, the popular album finally became available on iTunes in December of 2007.
There are four songs on the All Is Well EP. The Playlist is:
- All Is Well
- Christmas Waltz
- O Come O Come Emmanuel
- My Grown-Up Christmas List
Clay Aiken is listed, along with Jaymes Foster, as an Executive Producer of the EP. All Is Well debuted at #54 on the Billboard Comprehensive Albums chart. This is different as it is unusual for an EP disc to chart or to have its sales tracked.
The title song, All Is Well, was written by Michael W. Smith and recorded for his album Michael W Smith Christmas in 1989. Because it was a popular song, Smith included the song on 2 more of his albums.
Michael W. Smith has released 23 albums and thirteen books. Smith is a three-time Grammy Award winner, and has earned 40 Dove Awards.. Throughout his career, he has sold more than 15 million albums.
Clay Aiken was the featured musical guest on the Capital One Holiday Celebration on Ice in 2007. The show was televised on Christmas Day and Clay sang songs from his albums Merry Christmas With Love and All Is Well.
Todd Eldredge is a former World Champion and 4-time U.S. Champion. He chose All Is Well for his skating performance for the Celebration on Ice show. For many in the audience, the performance of the two artists was the highlight of the show. Eldredge also used Clay’s recording of this song for his Rockefeller Center performance for the Today Show.
The following video is from the Christmas broadcast of the Capital One Holiday on Ice. I was lucky enough to be in Las Vegas for the recording of this show. Were you there too?
Have A Wonderful Monday!