Home for Christmas from FM 100 and Deseret Book

Featuring favorite LDS singers and songwriters like Hilary Weeks, Jon Schmidt, and Alex Boye, this album will fill your house with holiday cheer. Warm your heart and brighten your home this Christmas season by picking up your copy today. Proceeds from the sales go to benefit The Road Home shelter.

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Track List

  • Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band)
  • I Saw Three Ships (David Tolk)
  • Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella (Jon Schmidt)
  • In the Bleak Midwinter (Mindy Gledhill)
  • Mary’s Lullaby (Cherie Call)
  • Winter (April Meservy)
  • With Wondering Awe (Debra Fotheringham)
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain (Alex Boye)
  • Come, All Ye Faithful (Eclipse)
  • Jingle Bell Rock (Voicemale)
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Hilary Weeks)

THE TRADITION CONTINUES: HOLIDAY COMPILATION ALBUM TO BENEFIT THE HOMELESS

The homeless population in Utah will get a boost this winter from an unlikely source: Christmas Music.

FM 100.3 and Deseret Book partnered to create Home For Christmas, a collaborative Christmas album.  All sales of the album will go straight to benefit the homeless.  The Road Home, who operates the largest homeless shelter in Utah, was chosen as the recipient for the proceeds.

Home For Christmas features favorite LDS singers and songwriters like Hilary Weeks, Jon Schmidt, and Alex Boyé.  It can be purchased at Deseret Book and other retail locations.  It can also be downloaded at Deseretbook.com for $9.99.

The track list delivers a mix of popular Christmas favorites:

  1. Come, All Ye Faithful– Eclipse
  2. Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella– Jon Schmidt
  3. With Wondering Awe– Debra Fotheringham
  4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer– Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband
  5. In the Bleak Midwinter– Mindy Gledhill
  6. I Saw Three Ships– David Tolk
  7. Mary’s Lullaby– Cherie Call
  8. Jingle Bell Rock– Voice Male
  9. Winter– April Meservy
  10. Go Tell it on the Mountain– Alex Boyé
  11. I’ll be Home for Christmas– Hilary Weeks
  12. Silent Night– Paul Cardall

The Road Home is a private non-profit social service agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. Their mission is to help people step out of homelessness and back into our community.  More info at www.theroadhome.org

FM 100.3 and Deseret Book are both part of the family of Deseret Media Companies.  More info at www.deseretmediacompanies.com

A FIRST: LOCAL LDS ARTIST LANDS ON CHRISTIAN BILLBOARD CHARTS

Local singer/songwriter Hilary Weeks was at her home Wednesday morning when she got the call from Bob Ahlander, Director of Music and Film at Deseret Book.

He had great news for her: Every Step, the week-old album by Hilary Weeks, had just landed on several Billboard charts, including #6 on the Contemporary Christian Billboard Chart and #1 on the Top New Artist Albums Indie Chart.

This is the first time a solo artist from Shadow Mountain Records has hit the Christian Billboard charts. The genre is competitive, packed with industry leaders like Casting Crowns, who were the overall second best selling album in the country last week (Adele’s 21 was the top album).

Ahlander says that the achievement of Every Step is monumental in several ways.  “This is by far the biggest success story we’ve had at our label,” said Ahlander. “Not only did Hilary crack the top 10 on the Christian Charts, but she cracked the Billboard 200 landing at #102.  That is just amazing, and totally highlights her strength as an amazing performer and outstanding songwriter. We are lucky to have her on our roster.”

Laurel Christensen, Vice President of Product Development at Deseret Book, hoped all along to get Every Step charted on Billboard, though the goal seemed daunting at first.

This album with this artist created the perfect storm to chart on the Christian Billboard charts” said Christensen.  “This is Hilary’s finest work.  And so we knew our team and, more importantly, her fans would be able to get behind this effort in a huge way because the music would deliver.”

The album, which released Tuesday, October 25th, experienced several other impressive feats in its first week.

Just two days after its release, Every Step was the #2 selling album on iTunes in the Christian/Gospel category.

The album already has a standout song, “Beautiful Heartbreak”.  The label released a music video for the song and it exploded on YouTube getting 100,000 views in one week.  Within three days the video was featured on YouTube’s music page.  “That song speaks volumes and people are really connecting with the message of the video,” said Ahlander.

The music video illustrates stories of people overcoming adversity, and features Christian and Stephanie Nielsen, who gained national attention for their inspirational story of surviving a plane crash in 2008.

In total, Every Step landed on five Billboard Charts:

  • TOP CURRENT CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN: #6
  • CURRENT CHRISTIAN OVERALL: #8 (combines the Current Contemporary Christian and Gospel charts)
  • TOP ALBUMS – BILLBOARD TOP 200: #102 (top selling albums, includes every genre)
  • TOP NEW ARTIST ALBUMS – INDIE CHART: #1 (top selling albums for independent labels)
  • NEW ARTIST ALBUMS – MOUNTAIN: #1

     

 The music video for Beautiful Heartbreak can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyX-I-um5Kk.

For a biography of Hilary Weeks, please visit hilaryweeks.com

Shadow Mountain Records is the premier record label of the Deseret Book Company.

My Chistmas Wish

Neo-soul vocalist sensation Alex Boyé will thrill and inspire with his first Christmas release, My Christmas Wish. With his unique blend of soul and spirit, Alex brings a smiling heart and happy mood to every note on this album, all while maintaining a reverential testimony of our Savior’s birth. Alex’s gospel soul will have you tapping your toe to songs like “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” His gorgeous voice will accompany your hot cocoa on modern favorites like “Christmastime Is Here (Charlie Brown theme).” And above all else, you’ll be uplifted and inspired as you hear Alex’s testimony through classics like “The First Noel,” “Mary, Did You Know,” and “What Child Is This?” Whatever your holiday mood, My Christmas Wish will fill you with the spirit of the season.

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Lyrics:

1 – I Pray On Christmas
Words and Music: Harry Connick, Jr.
© 1993 Papa S June Music, Inc. (BMI)

 

I pray on Christmas
That the Lord will see me through
I pray on Christmas
He’ll show me what to do

 

I pray on Christmas
He’ll help me understand
And I pray on Christmas
He’s gonna take me by the hand

 

I pray on Christmas
That the sick will soon be strong
I pray on Christmas
That the Lord will hear my song

 

I pray on Christmas
That God will lead the way
And I pray on Christmas
He’ll get me through another day

 

I pray on Christmas
I pray on Christmas
I pray on Christmas
He’ll get me through another day

 

I pray on Christmas
All our problems gonna be worked out
I pray on Christmas
God will show us what love’s about

 

I pray on Christmas
To do your will each day
And I pray on Christmas
That I will be with you in heaven someday

 

I pray on Christmas
Oh, the sick will soon be strong
I pray on Christmas
That the Lord will hear my song

 

I pray on Christmas
That God will lead the way
And I really, really pray on Christmas day
That I will make it through another day
I pray on Christmas
Won’t you help me through another day

 

Drums – Pat Campbell
Upright bass – Ryan Tilby
Horn Arrangement, Piano- Sam Cardon
Electric guitar – Rich Dixon
Electric baritone guitar – Stuart Maxfield
Sax – DB Long, David Halliday
Trumpet – Reed LeCheminant
Trombone – Lou Campbell
Background Vocals – Tanya Bardull, Ryan Innes, Kandyce Gabrielsen, Angela Winston, Alex Boye

 

2 – Christmas Time Is Here
Words and Music: Vince Guaraldi

 

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

 

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

 

Sleigh bells in the air
Carols everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

 

Christmas time is here
We’ll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year

 

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there
Oh, Christmas time is here
We’ll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year

 

Drums – Pat Campbell
Upright bass – Ryan Tilby
Guitar – Rich Dixon
String arrangement, piano – Sam Cardon
Violin – Rebecca Moench, Aubrey Smith, Rachel Bower Karr, Mindy Arrington, Curtis Woodbury, Kathryn Collier
Viola – Candes Wagner, Lorraine Larson, Mario Ortiz
Cello – Ellen Bridger, Nicole Jackson
Bass – Matt Larson
 
 
3 – The First Noel
Words and Music: Traditional English carol, ca. 17th century
Public Domain

 

The First Noel, the Angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

 

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East beyond them far
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

 

Arranged by Sam Cardon
Choir – Terri Brinkerhoff, Rebecca Davies, Jenny Simmons, Stephanie Powers, Sylvia Miera Fisk, Craig Haslam, Kristy Greenwood, Ralf Czerny, Holly Robison, Dale Boman, Brad Bangerter, Tricia Swanson, W. Steven Everett, Angie M Clark, Linda Sosa, Linda Pierce, Jeremiah Pierce
Violin – Rebecca Moench, Aubrey Smith, Rachel Bower Karr, Mindy Arrington, Curtis Woodbury, Kathryn Collier
Viola – Candes Wagner, Lorraine Larson, Mario Ortiz
Cello – Ellen Bridger, Nicole Jackson
Bass – Matt Larson
 
 
4 – I Wonder As I Wander
Words: John Jacob Niles
Music: Traditional Folk Song
Public Domain

 

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die
For poor on’ry people like you and like I
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

 

If Jesus had wanted for any small thing
A star in the sky or a bird on the wing
Or all of God’s Angels in heaven to sing
He surely could have it, for he was the King

 

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die
To save lonely people like you and like I
I wonder as I wander out under the sky

 

Upright Bass – Matt Larson
String Arrangement, piano, keyboards – Sam Cardon
Electric Guitar – Scott Wiley
Violin – Rebecca Moench, Aubrey Smith, Rachel Bower Karr, Mindy Arrington, Curtis Woodbury, Kathryn Collier
Viola – Candes Wagner, Lorraine Larson, Mario Ortiz
Cello – Ellen Bridger, Nicole Jackson
Bass – Matt Larson
 
 
5 – What Child Is This?
Words: William Chatterton Dix
Music: Traditional English tune, Greensleeves
Public Domain

 

What Child is this who, laid to rest
On Mary’s lap is sleeping
Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping
This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing
Haste, haste, to bring Him laud
The Babe, the Son of Mary
So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh
Come peasant, king to own Him
The King of kings salvation brings
Let loving hearts enthrone Him
Raise, raise a song on high
The virgin sings her lullaby
Joy, joy for Christ is born
The Babe, the Son of Mary
Arranged by Sam Cardon
Harp – Lysa Rytting
Choir – Terri Brinkerhoff, Rebecca Davies, Jenny Simmons, Stephanie Powers, Sylvia Miera Fisk, Craig Haslam, Kristy Greenwood, Ralf Czerny, Holly Robison, Dale Boman, Brad Bangerter, Tricia Swanson, W. Steven Everett, Angie M Clark, Linda Sosa, Linda Pierce, Jeremiah Pierce
 
 
 
6 – Go Tell It On the Mountain
Words and Music: African-American Spiritual
Public Domain

 

Go tell it on the mountain
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ was born

 

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ was born

 

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ was born

 

While shepherd kept their watching
O’er the silent flocks by night
He poured throughout the heavens
They shined that holy light

 

I’m telling you to
Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ was born

 

Well, when I was a seeker
I sought both night and day
I sought the Lord to help me
And he showed me the way

 

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ was born

 

Well ,he brought with him forgiveness
And he showed us the way
Saving all of God’s creations
Washed our sins away
Upon the lonely manger
Where the baby was born
And hey!
Ain’t nobody got to worry no more

 

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ was born

 

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ was born
Our Savior, he was…
Never been the same since the Savior was born

 

Drums – Pat Campbell
Upright bass – Ryan Tilby
Horn arrangement, Piano -Sam Cardon
Electric guitar – Rich Dixon
Electric baritone guitar – Stuart Maxfield
Sax – DB Long
Background Vocals – Tanya Bardull, Ryan Innes, Kandyce Gabrielsen, Angela Winston, Alex Boye
 
 
7 – Mary, Did You Know
Words: Mark Lowry
Music: Buddy Greene
© 1991, 1993 Word Music, LLC (a div. of Word Music Group, LLC) and Rufus Music (admin. by Gaither Copyright Management)

 

Mary, did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know, that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered, will one day deliver you

 

Mary, did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know, that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby, you’ve kissed the face of God

 

The blind will see
And the deaf will hear
The dead will live again
And the lame will leap
The dumb will speak
Praises of the Lamb

 

Mary, did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know that your baby boy will one day rule this nation?
Did you know, that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect lamb?
This sleeping child you’re holding, is the great I AM

 

He is the great I AM

 

Drums – Pat Campbell
Upright bass – Ryan Tilby
Hammond organ – Sam Cardon
Electric guitar – Rich Dixon, Stuart Maxfield, Scott Wiley
 
 
8 – The Christmas Song
 
Words: Mel Torme
Music: Robert Wells
©1946 Edwin H. Morris & Co., A division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping on your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

 

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

 

They know that Santa’s on his way
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child is going to spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

 

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
And though it’s been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

 

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two, that’s you
And though it’s been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

 

Drums – pat campbell
Upright bass – matt larson
Guitar – rich dixon
String arrangement, Piano – sam cardon
Violin – Rebecca Moench, Aubrey Smith, Rachel Bower Karr, Mindy Arrington, Curtis Woodbury, Kathryn Collier
Viola – Candes Wagner, Lorraine Larson, Mario Ortiz
Cello – Ellen Bridger,Nicole Jackson
Bass – Matt Larson
 
 
9 – O Little Town of Bethlehem
Words: Phillips Brooks
Music: Lewis H. Redner
Public Domain
 
O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
 
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonightFor Christ is born of Mary
 
And gathered all above
While mortals sleep the angels keep
Their watch of wond’ring love
 
And praises sing to God the King
And peace to men on earth
 
How silently how silently
The wondrous gift is giv’n
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of his heav’n
 
No ear may hear his coming
But in this world of sin
Where meek souls will receive him still
The dear Christ enters in

 

Guitar – Rich Dixon
 
 
10 – My Christmas Wish
Words and Music: Alex Boye
© 2010 Boye Central Music

 

Mama’s trying hard this year to bring the family together
Didn’t always get along and didn’t that they would ever
But this time mama was determined
She got down on her knees
And tried much harder to pray to the Father
Listen to her plea, she said
 
(Chorus)
Oh Lord, help my family
See my world is a tumbling down so fast
Won’t you set my spirit free?
I ‘m never gonna ask for nothing else
That means more to me than this
That’s the only thing that I want on my Christmas wish
 
She said, I’m not gonna let the problems of this world
Get the best of me
Pull me away from the most important people in my family tree
Oh I ‘m not gonna let another day go by pretending everything’s fine
Life is crazy, we’re all busy but I know we’ve got to try, so I said
 
Chorus
 
Oh dear father in heaven
I’m gonna turn my face to the Son
I know thy kingdom come
And I know thy will be done
There’s a harvest for every season
And I pray this is gonna be one
And I pray that my time has come
Oh, I pray that my time has come
 
Thanksgiving has come and gone
Christmas time is here
I’m sitting here wondering if I’m gonna be alone again this year
A flashback of all the heartache
Brings the terrible pain I caused
And I was shocked to the core when I saw, my family standing at my door
Oh I said
 
Thank you Lord
You helped my family
When my world was a tumblin’ down so fast
You set my Spirit free
I’m never gonna asked for nothing else
That meant more to me than this
That’s the only thing that I wanted for my Christmas wish
That’s the only thing that I wanted for my Christmas wish
That is all I ever wanted for my Christmas wish
 
Piano – Jeremy Abernathy
Hammond organ – Mikel Azpiroz
Background Vocals – Tanya Bardull, Ryan Innes, Kandyce Gabrielsen, Angela Winston, Alex Boye
 
 
11 – O Holy Night
Words: Placide Cappeau
Music: Adolphe Adam
Public Domain
 
O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth
 
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born
O night, O Holy Night, O night divine!
 
Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
 
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
With all our hearts we praise His holy name
Oh Christ is our King! Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine! Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night! Oh night divine!
Oh night! Oh night divine!
 
Piano – Sam Cardon

 

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