A Christmas album makes us Kansas Proud.
Nick Stoppel grew up in Kansas, and he attended Butler Community College and UMKC. He was also a part of a Grammy-award winning chorale.
This year, his solo Christmas solo album charted on iTunes' Top 15 new Christmas albums on 2018.
Stoppel says the album was a very personal project. Most of the songs were recorded in Kansas City, Kan. He says his mom plays the piano for some of the songs, and his three-year-old nephew is featured in one of the tracks.
Stoppel is on tour with a group in Europe, but he says his Kansas roots have contributed to his success.
"I am very proud to be from Kansas. Wherever I go in the world I am very proud and even if people don't know where Kansas is, i can always fall back on the wizard of oz," he said.