Scripture verse: Micah 5:2
Phillips Brooks (1835–1893), an Episcopal priest, was inspired to write Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem after visiting the village of Bethlehem in 1865. He wrote the poem for his church and an organist, Lewis Redner, added the music.
Nat King Cole started his career as a jazz pianist. However, he also began singing and was noted for his soft baritone voice. Cole began his performing career in the mid-1930s as a teenager. He was one of the first African Americans to host a national television variety show, The Nat King Cole Show. His revolutionary lineup of piano, guitar, and bass in the time of the big bands became a popular setup for jazz. After Cole's death,his daughter, Natalie Cole, laid a new vocal track that was added to her father's recording of the song, Unforgettable, and mixed into a new duet version as part of a tribute album. The song and album of the same name won seven Grammy awards in 1992.