I decided to dig deep into the archives today and I found a nice little hidden gem.
Randy Owen and the rest of the Alabamacrew used to host a TNN Christmas special back in the day. Although they were most well-known for their neo-traditional country sound and progressing the genre back in the ’80s and ’90s, they also are responsible for writing some great country Christmas songs, such as “Christmas In Dixie,” and “Angels Among Us.”
In 1996, Mindy McCready joined the show at the young age of 21 and was dubbed one of the top up-and-coming female country artists at the time.
When Owen asked her what she wanted to hear, she requested one of Alabama’s original hit songs, “Feels So Right.”
“I don’t mean to make anybody feel old, but the first country song I ever heard was ‘Feels So Right,’ and it would be the best Christmas present in the whole world if you would sing that for me.”
Of course, Owen agreed, and they joined together for a gorgeous mini-duet to the song. Unfortunately, McCready’s country music career was tragically cut short at the young age of 37. She died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in her Arkansas home in 2013.
It’s easy to see the joy that this song brought McCready, which makes this duet even more special.