Valerie Smith offers Xmas song
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
– Valerie Smith has just released a new Christmas single, Send Yourself Home For Christmas.
The song from the bluegrass/country singer was written by Lisa Aschmann and Joni Bishop and is reminiscent the 1940's era of classic Christmas songs. Smith provides vocals and is joined by Becky Buller (fiddle, vocals); Ernie Evans (mandolin, guitar and vocals) and Bobby Davis (bass).
The song is now available for sale via CD Baby and other outlets.
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