Mele Kalikimaka

The version of “Mele Kalikimaka” most people know was sung by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters in 1950. It’s been covered by many folks since then, of course, but I’ve never heard one that captures the feel of it quite like this one by Kacey Musgraves, performed here on the Country Music Association’s Country Christmas TV special. It’s from her 2016 album “A Very Kacey Christmas.” The guy playing pedal steel guitar nails the Hawaiian style on the instrument. On the record that’s Paul Franklin; I’m not sure if he’s on stage for this show.