Behind the Scenes

Georgia music and Macon, Ga. are intertwined with lots of history. That makes Macon, Ga. an awesome place to compose an album – and here, we show you a bit of what it’s like!

The process for an album is a long one. Sure, there’s the recording and post-production work; but between composing, working with other Macon, Ga. musicians’ schedules, and working within the context of other Georgia music, there are a lot of things to balance. And that doesn’t even take into account the full-time job, family, and church needs that pull at one’s time!

Check out some of the content below. You may be amazed to see just how much work goes into each individual song – especially when trying to create the next great Georgia music album!

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Want more Behind The Scenes news about CHRISTmas? CHRISTmas Stories is a series of short videos telling the stories behind the music. Take a look!

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Both of the CHRISTmas albums were recorded at Shadowsound Studio in Macon, GA, home of Macon’s Ambassador of Music Joey Stuckey. This phenomenal facility boasts an excellent engineer and equipment that makes it a joy to record! That’s why many Georgia music artists bring their talents here.

Of all the photos, you may be wondering why there’s a picture of Tom in his socks. Find out why on Facebook.




A fast look at what it took for Tom Rule and Joey Stuckey to mix Away in a Manger in Macon, GA.

Brian Bogle records the sax parts on Break Forth on the album It Should Be Called CHRISTmas.

Dr. Marcus Reddick on drums, and Tom on piano recording the basic tracks on While Shepherds did What?