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Just a little music from our next guest Philly game before you -- some live in studio for us says thank you for being here thank you that's hard to watch yeah.
-- -- about it -- my little boy who was in that video he's eighteen and he's in the studio with me today he's in college and he's just been a break to come out and and do the road with me for a little bit so.
It's hard it.
Nice -- around the neck thing yeah.
And now you're stopping over with us but -- on a Christmas story Kenny -- coming up this store.
I'm telling you Kenny Rogers is the best Christmas show out there and he really is and and this is very festive you know we we found that we have to do hit sing Christmas because of Kenny shows up and doesn't do the gambler man -- it it causes problems so this year.
It's his hits and Christmas and is that thirty years he's been doing it -- to do it within off and on for at least ten years.
And New York is always that the -- stopped because people in the Christmas spirit and they love -- and gotta get the Santa Claus here not -- it done anyway going on so it's pretty fun and what is something since you have worked with him a lot on the road that you've learned from him.
I'm learning mostly between.
What happens between the songs is is important as -- in the hits the dialogue.
He comes and every day at 5 o'clock and sits in the -- -- with a -- he works on his dialogue.
And -- works on comedy too you know so.
It's really what happens between the songs is just as important as is the songs themselves fat and you're getting -- -- communities and involves the tell me about that.
Yet we really did about including the local choirs.
High school college kids.
We have a group of kids usually six kids perform with a -- Christmas half of the show.
And and we easily have acquired that performs and as -- says you know it's not Christmas until the choir sings and it's really true.
Show and then next the set of live performances might be at your house.
Well you know by.
We'll have had this farm for about eighteen years all throughout my music career and all of this memorabilia that I had in storage.
I just decided to pull it all out put it in the living room and and hold about three music events out there this year.
For the fans have kept me around this long and so.
We did and we we had so much fun we decided to do it again in 2012.
A -- I'm I'm turning fifty in march of next year and so.
We -- -- a big.
Birthday bash next year we're gonna have small music convinced farm to table food and and just did -- some good music -- -- and let's talk about the Nina effect and I know that it's in partnership here and it -- album is called earning our place on -- He comes -- that -- you know I grew up on farm most of this country guys did and you know the farmers feed the world and and a lot of family farms struggle.
You know and so what we we decided to do is really to bring attention back to the family farm not only the things that.
That we grow on on a family farm like produces stuff but it's really work ethic.
A sense of community a sense of family is really the values that -- you learn on -- farm.
So and in conjunction with nature right we we went in together to do this I distribute to America's family farms -- remind people that.
When you do when they when they you in the grocery store look for a locally grown -- And now what are you performing for us today.
I'm gonna do the song that's that inspire this project called a seed.
And -- -- do Christmas song I don't do a few my favorite things lot of people get down at Christmas time and is still.
The favorite things is just a reminder of all the things that you -- has to be thankful for this holidays.
Saying nice I think you and it's a little look at what you're doing out on the road until December 23 OEM -- how little ones can't -- That's fun I -- billion thank you so much as you get set up -- state.
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