T. Graham Brown Explains the Sentimental Reason He Included "Here Comes Santa Claus" on New Christmas Album
Christmas music this year will have a soulful country sound, with the latest album from T. Graham Brown. The chart-topper’s first holiday album, Christmas with T. Graham Brown, is available in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide and on iTunes and other digital retailers.
Brown chose 11 songs, a combination of classic and new tracks, which he hopes will bring the Christmas spirit to friends and fans everywhere. Standout tracks include the standards, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and “I'll Be Home for Christmas," which blends perfectly with Brown's unique style. There are also a few up-tempo choices to energize the holiday rush and make you feel like dancin' and singin' along including a rockin' "Run Run Rudolph," and a fun fantasy tune, "Santa Claus is Comin' in a UFO," penned by Brown, his wife, Sheila and their son, Acme. Also included in the collection is the Gene Autry classic "Here Comes Santa Claus". Watch below as Brown discusses why he chose to include the song on the album.
Nashville, TN — November 28, 2016 (Press Release) — In just fifteen business days, Nashville non-profit Music Health Alliance has provided FREE assistance to more than 450 members of our creative community as they navigate the complicated health insurance system. In that time, Music Health Alliance has helped realize nearly $1 million dollars in premium savings for its clients. With 2017's healthcare open enrollment deadline rapidly approaching on December 15, Music Health Alliance is working around the clock to offer assistance to as many members of our music community as possible.
Music Health Alliance, in partnership with MusiCares, will offer a free “Get Covered” seminar on Tuesday, December 6 at BMI (10 Music Square East) from noon to 2pm. In a year of great change in the healthcare industry, the program is designed to inform and empower the music community to enroll for new health insurance ahead of the December 15 deadline. Please RSVP to Shelia Shipley-Biddy (Shelia@musichealthalliance.com) to attend.
(Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 28, 2016) On Feb. 23, eleven of the format’s most successful songwriters will perform at Bob Kingsley's Acoustic Alley, one of the many popular after-hour events taking place during Country Radio Seminar 2017 (Feb. 22-24). Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, JT Harding, Laura Veltz, Luke Laird, Ashley Gorley, Brett James, Rhett Akins, Busbee, Jon Nite, and Cole Taylor are all set to perform.
Bob Kingsley will host this magical event, which is in its sixth consecutive year, and becoming one of the pinnacle shows of Country Radio Seminar.
Kingsley states, “One of the highlights of my year is presenting some of the best songwriters in the world to my radio colleagues at CRS. This year we’ve got one of the best line-ups ever. Anyone who’s been there can tell you that seeing hit songs performed by the people who wrote them, and hearing the stories behind them, makes for one of the greatest evenings you will ever spend. As always, I can’t wait.”
(Press Release) Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, delivers a stunning 14-track live performance DVD, "Unplugged From Daryl’s House Club," which features their classic hits and new offerings for a one-of-a-kind intimate live experience. Recently captured at the infamous “Daryl’s House Club” in Upstate New York, fans will instantly recognize major hits such as their top Billboard singles, “All For You,” and “Champagne High,” along with fan favorites from their recent Top 10 Billboard country release, "Lighter in the Dark." This unplugged, acoustic DVD, encapsulates the band’s entire 20-year career and showcases the musical sentiments from a band whose roots run deep. On December 9, the physical version of "Unplugged From Daryl’s House Club" will be released. In addition to the CD/DVD combo, fans can pre-order with exclusive merchandise packages.
(Press Release) The ghosts of Christmas past are chased away by New Jersey singer/songwriter Jack Skuller’s high-energy new seasonal song, “Stuck in This Holiday” — though it also shows he knows his history.
The 20-year-old singer-songwriter, who has been performing since his debut single at age fourteen went on a different kind of journey to get to “This Holiday.” All the way to Memphis, Tennessee and the roots of rock, where Jack visited and did a session at Sun Studios (legendary home of Howlin’ Wolf, Elvis Presley and others).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November, 2016 Press Release) – Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, and Gerald McCraney will co-star in the upcoming holiday movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” airing Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with Dolly Parton making a special guest appearance. In the two-hour movie, the Partons, a family of humble means living in the mountains of Tennessee, face a devastating event that challenges their will. But when they experience a bewildering Christmas miracle, the Partons are drawn closer together than ever — with deepened faith and love for one another.
In support of the movie's airing, Dolly Parton will grace the cover of the Nov 27th issue of Parade magazine and will appear on various television programs.
Upcoming Dolly Parton Appearances
Nov. 25 - Dolly appears on The Today Show
Nov. 27 - Dolly co-hosts Keep The Faith radio (syndicated)
Nov. 29 - Dolly performs on The Voice (8pm EST/7pm CST)
Nov. 30 - Dolly appears on The REAL (syndicated)
Nov. 30 - Dolly performs on Christmas In Rockefeller Center on NBC (8pm EST/7pm CST)
Nov. 30 - Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love on NBC (9pm EST/8pm CST)
Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, And Ray Price Return in Encore Broadcast Of "Last of the Breed" on PBS Stations
(Press Release) Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price - the elder statesmen of classic country music who have inspired artists and thrilled fans for decades - return to PBS stations (check local listings) in an encore presentation of Last of the Breed, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event taped in March 2007 during the final performance of their sold-out "Last of the Breed" tour that played to rave reviews everywhere. Nelson, Haggard and Price (backed by Grammy® Award winning "Kings of Texas Swing" Asleep at the Wheel, led by Ray Benson, and Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys) deliver rousing performances of their greatest hits in the richest voices this side of the Rio Grande.
The new airings of Last of the Breed are a particularly special tribute to Merle Haggard, who passed away in April of this year, and Ray Price, who passed away in December 2013.
NASHVILLE, Tenn – (November 23, 2016 Press Release) – William Michael Morgan is on a “mission to be ‘MISSING’” in his latest laid-back music video. The scenic visuals, directed by Jack Guy and shot in beautiful Palm Springs, California, show Morgan leaving his worries behind with the help of a ‘60 Ford truck, and enjoying life’s simple adventures. Written by Rhett Akins and Marv Green, “Missing” is the follow-up single to his No. 1 smash, “I Met A Girl,” the debut single from his current album VINYL, available everywhere now.
“My favorite part about shooting this music video was the location,” says Morgan. “We were surrounded by a bunch of mountains and out in the desert. The sun was shining down on us. It was a lot of fun.”
(LOS ANGELES, Press Release) -- Native So-Cal songsmith Travis Marsh has released the video for his current single “Right Here, Right Now.” Travis talked about the video recently, which features a spontaneous desert meet-up with a beautiful girl. “We shot the video in the desert in California, on what felt like the hottest day of the year. When I wrote the song, I was picturing meeting a stranger at a nightclub, but I think the desert exaggerates the question: are some encounters fate or simply coincidence?”
“Right Here, Right Now” marks the first single in a long line of exciting new tracks to be released by Travis in the coming months. To support the release of the new songs, Travis will be performing in and around Southern California, including some current dates in Mexico.
Watch the video HERE.
The American Music Series from University of Texas Press Released 'A Life in Pursuit' by Lloyd Sachs, the First Critical Appreciation of T Bone Burnett
"First, and likely definitive portrait of the prolific and enigmatic producer/artist." Mojo Magazine
(Press Release) This first critical appreciation of T Bone Burnett reveals how the proponent of Americana music and producer of the cream of the crop of artists has profoundly influenced American music and culture. Renowned as a studio maven with a Midas touch, Burnett is known for lifting artists to their greatest heights, as he did with Raising Sand, the multiple Grammy Award–winning album by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, as well as acclaimed albums by Los Lobos, the Wallflowers, B. B. King, and Elvis Costello.
Burnett virtually invented “Americana” with his hugely successful roots-based soundtrack for the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which went on to sell 8 million albums. Outspoken in his contempt for the entertainment industry, Burnett has nevertheless received many of its highest honors, including Grammy Awards and an Academy Award