Williams is currently performing his annual Christmas show at his Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, and while hes performing old classics like Sleigh Ride and The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, hes wrapping some of his other favorite tunes in new arrangements.
For instance, Williams who turns 75 on Dec. 2 is doing a rap version of his hit, Happy Holidays, but insists hes not trying to hip-hop on a trend.
As he puts it, We do it rap because we needed a funny number.
While Williams is tackling rap in his show as a joke, come January, hell be seriously testing some contemporary material with his first studio album in years.
He plans to do a reverse Rod Stewart and perform new standards as opposed to old favorites. That means renditions of songs like Desperado, Thats What Friends Are For, and Every Breath You Take, of which he says hell take a tip from the songs composer, Sting, and sing it from the standpoint of a stalker.
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