I’ll always be grateful to Kurt Fortmeyer, C.J. Watson, and Al DiTrolio for writing such a great song and for giving me the opportunity to record it. Ever since including My Dog Jesus on Give Us a Song, the song has become a standard in my repertoire. It is rare indeed that I perform in public without My Dog Jesus in the set list.

So naturally, when I had the chance to perform a few tunes for Red Barn Radio‘s An Appalachian Christmas, “that song about the dog” was on tap for the evening. After all, it was a Christmas special.

Special thanks go out to Ed Commons, producer of Red Barn Radio, and to Renee Collins and Warren Cobb of Room 17 Productions for the video excerpt from An Appalachian Christmas 8.