I've always admired the work of piano player/songwriter Jim Brickman. 'Never Alone' 'Valentine' 'The Gift' and 'Love Of My Life' are just some of the hit songs he's placed on Country and Pop radio.

On Thursday, December 8 Jim Brickman brings his holiday show to the Palace Theater in Albany, New York. GNA had the chance to visit with Jim Brickman, who told us the story of how he brought his instrumental/songwriting talents to the mainstream, the many Country Music stars that he's paired up with, and what you can expect to hear and see on his 2011 Christmas Tour.

By the way, Jim Brickman is offering GNA listeners a half-price ticket offer. Simply use the discount code KEYS to get one ticket half-price with the purchase of a full-price ticket. Visit www.jimbrickman.com for details.

Click below to listen to our conversation with Jim Brickman