Heart to Heart
Regarding one of the songs on this album, Major General Nolan Sklute, USAF (Retired) wrote, "I recently had the opportunity to hear Dan Willis' new song, 12/24, that was written for the Holiday Season, especially for our troops serving at locations far from home and families. It is indeed a marvelous work that carries a lasting impression. My deep gratitude is extended to Dan for his significant contribution to our men and women in uniform, their families and our great Nation." That same song prompted this statement: "I am Major General John Phillips, retired and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense-Logistics). In both capacities, I have had the pleasure of seeing and hearing the best patriotic and inspirational music in America performed by the best artist. I with to commend Mr. Dan Willis for his writing and singing of the song: 12/24. It ranks among the most inspirational and meaningful songs I have heard. His voice will capture the listening audience. The words resonate with all who hear the song. Our troops in and out of uniform deserve to hear the words of praise and gratitude. It is a fitting tribute to their service and sacrifice while assuring America's support and indebtedness." Producer Harrison Tyner wrote: "Working with Dan Willis has always been an exciting experience. From a professional point of view, he has never let me down in a recording studio. After listening to Dan on this album and his other album (Semi-Love), you'll come to understand why Dan Willis is so admired." 8-time Grammy winning engineer, Tom Pick, wrote: "On this album you will experience some of the Elvis style songs. After listening I am sure you will understand why I am so proud to be a part of it." Some of the greatest musicians and backup singers in the world added their talents to this recording. They are listed below: MUSICIANS Guitar: Harold Bradley, Pete Wade, Jimmy Capps, Leo Jackson, Gregg Galbraith, Reggie Young, John Lee Christopher Organ: Robert Ogdin Piano: Mike McClain, David Briggs, Robert Ogdin, Walt Cunningham, Hargus "Pig" Robbins Drums: Larry London, Buddy Harman, Terry Feller, Kenneth Malone, Milton Sledge, Jerry Kroon Bass: Dave Pomeroy, Mike Leech, Bob Moore, Henry Strezelecki, David Smith, Mike Chapman Steel: Sonny Garrish, Lloyd Green, Tommie White, Weldon Myrick Fuglehorn/Trumpet: John Komrada, Jr. Dobro: Pete Wade, Lloyd Green, Sonny Garrish Fiddle: Rob Hajacos, Herbert "Hoot" Hester Tenor Sax/Flute: Carlos Nostro Trombone: Bob Rannells Mandolin: Herbert 'Hoot' Hester VOCAL HARMONY Margie Cattes, Ray "Chip" Davis, Hurshel Wiginton, Lea Jane Singers, Doug Clements, Phillip Forrest, Jeanine Walker, Jannie Frickie, Donna Sheridon, Dennis Wilson, Sherrill Nielsen, and The Jordanaires You can learn more about Dan Willis in the 'Gallery' section of HTiMusic.com. While visiting the website, check out the 'Catalog' section for other Adonda products.