Hunter Hayes, the musical prodigy from Louisiana, recorded "More Than a Child" at the age of 12 on his Christmas album entitled Holidays With Hunter
. Hunter later shared with the songwriter, Larry Holder: "I was always a fan of the song. Did it in a Christmas play in middle school shortly before I recorded the album and really wanted it on the album when we went in to track. It is SUCH a great song! It has a strong lyric that says so much from the point of view of a thankful believer acknowledging the humility yet awe of the savior he/she serves."
Holder explained his inspiration for the song: "In December 1987, soon after hearing a duet of Ricky Skaggs and James Taylor singing 'A New Star Shining,' I was inspired to write a song about Jesus' birth in relation to the reason He came. Later, I arranged the flute part so that my daughter could accompany as I played guitar and sang it as part of our church's Christmas music. Added to my website
in 1997, it has been found and performed around the world ever since."
Larry Holder - Martin, TN