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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Holiday Crossroads album available for purchase, download


crossroads"Holiday Crossroads," a collection of holiday music from local artists to benefit the City’s Festival of Lights celebration, is now available for $20 at the Springfield Art Museum, Coffee Ethic on Park Central Square and the Route 66 Visitor Center at 815 E. St. Louis Street. The album, which was co-produced by the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information & Civic Engagement Department and Mozark Sound Recorders, can be downloaded at

Track list



Hark The Herald Angels Sing


Teresa  Coyan

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Honkytonk Renovators

Hey, Hey It’s Christmas Time

Pall Masters Sensation

Oh Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Matthew Huchteman

Up On The Housetop

Emalee Flatness

Wanna Come Home for Christmas

Johnny Velkr

Silent Night

Abbey Waterworth

O Holy Night

Reed Academy Ensemble (feat. Stephen Hall)

The First Noel

Jessie Cowen

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Laura Whisler

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Allie & Grace

Jingle Bell Jazz

Lukas Cooksey

Jingle Bells (Introducing Ye Merry Gentlemen)

Alan Charles Orchestra

Silent Night Medley

Uke 66

The First Christmas Gift

Mike McAdoo

Away in a Manger

Bluegrass Girls & Co.

What Child Is This?

Brother Ray

O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Brentwood Christian Church Band

Auld Lang Syne

Wassailing Weasels

City of Springfield Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott came up with the idea as a way to create awareness about Springfield's rich musical scene and expand the downtown Festival of Lights. Proceeds benefit the continued creation of holiday lighting and holiday events and activities in downtown Springfield. The album officially launched at the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 17.

"What an extraordinary Christmas gift the Springfield music industry has given to the many holiday-loving visitors to Springfield’s downtown," Scott said. "Our warm thanks to these great artists, producers and distributors for their generosity."

Shawn Matthews, with Mozark Studios executive-produced the album and wrote two of its songs. National Audio in Springfield provided replication services at cost and donated a limited supply of the music on cassette tapes. National Audio is the country's largest manufacturer of professional quality audio cassettes.

"They are an amazing community asset," Scott said. Recognizing the on-going demand for audio cassettes for teaching materials, religious programs, high quality music, and books on tape, National Audio has continued to expand its duplication services to fill the needs of the industry. They have purchased the country's largest duplicators and continues to increase its customer base.

View a video about the album's creation.

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For more information, contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352 or [email protected].

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