Artist: JD McPherson
Song: “All the Gifts I Need”
In Their Words: “’All The Gifts I Need’” was written with my pal Trent Dabbs. We were writing a song that I assumed was ‘for pitch’ (to be pitched to country artists) and I dubbed the song’s vibe ‘AC/DC for NASCAR fans,’ and we were both digging it a lot… the trouble was, Trent thought we were writing it for ME, and he was visibly bummed when I revealed that I had no intention of ever, ever recording it.
“I pivoted and suggest that we try writing a song for my upcoming Christmas album. Turns out Trent loves Christmas as much as I do… and that’s how ‘All the Gifts’ was born. We just had a little conversation about being dads during Christmas time, and how the ‘prelude’ is our favorite part… the pulling lights out of storage, playing Darlene Love records, seeing the kiddos get excited, and definitely smelling the baked goods!” –JD McPherson