John's First Fan Video Created by Josh McNally

Director Josh McNally created this video and set it to "There Is a Fountain," from John's CD, "My Sunday Best."

"I Surrender All" featured in Television Commercial

The ending of John's arrangement of "I Surrender All" can be heard on this TV commercial for The Healing Place, which ran earlier this year in Louisville, Kentucky.

Fruitcake with Nuts Featured in The News-Enterprise

Special thanks to Becca Owsley, who wrote a feature story on Fruitcake with Nuts. Find in the Pulse section of the Friday, December 16 edition. Or, read it online at

Amy & John to Perform on WAVE TV 3's "Sounds of the Season"

This past Friday, Amy, John, bassist Steve Hall, singer Becky Miller, and drummer Darrel Cotten taped a performance for WAVE-TV 3's Annual Sounds of the Season show. The annual Christmas show features performances of vocalists and musicians from the Louisville area. The show will run on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at 6:00 a.m., with other times to be determined.

"Zat You, Santa Claus?" on Great Day Live

Markita & John to perform on WHAS 11 Great Day Live

Mark your calendars! Next Tuesday, December 6, at 9:00 a.m., Markita will sing with John on Great Day Live, the new morning TV show on WHAS 11. After an on-air interview with hosts Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners, they'll perform one of the songs from Fruitcake with Nuts - LIVE. 

Indie Pick of the Week

Fruitcake with Nuts was named the Pick of the Week on the Indie Music Critic's Blog. Special thanks to Dana Wright for her generous words in her review. Check it out at

John's new Christmas album arrives today!

John teams up with long-time friends and altos, Amy Hueneman and Markita Conner to form John Baumgardner & the Paper Doll Baptists. Their long-awaited Christmas record, Fruitcake with Nuts, is on sale today.

Five years ago, John began selecting songs for the project, hoping to create a collection of non-traditional arrangements of traditional Christmas songs.

“I hope that when someone hears one of the songs, they know it sounds familiar, but it takes a few seconds before they can place it,” he explained.

What John didn’t set out to do was include so many genres. After the arrangements were complete, John named the CD Fruitcake with Nuts for the sole reason it sounded fun. It wasn’t until after he played the songs for his sister that he realized how many genres he included and how fitting the title actually was. “It has a little bit of everything thrown into it,” she pointed out. “Is that why you named it Fruitcake with Nuts?”

“Ummmm… sure!” John replied.

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