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Christmas Collections Bring Sonic Season Greetings

New holiday music collections featuring a far-flung and illustrious group of talented artists are worth celebrating this season. Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, more. Title: An Americana Christmas (New West Records). You might like if you enjoy: Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam, Neil Young…
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Which Popular Christmas Songs Are Still Protected By Copyright?

‘Tis the season when you start to see Christmas decorations right beside the Halloween candy in Costco. That’s right, summer is barely over and it’s already time for holiday preparations. If part of your music promotion plan this year is to release some Christmas songs — and that’s always a smart plan, since people love to buy music around…
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Mindy Smith – Snowed In

Mindy Smith has long been one of Americana Music’s brightest shining lights – as well as a critical darling, so it’s no surprise that her Yuletide EP is a little bit deeper than most. There’s not any “Jingle Bells” or “Here Comes Santa Claus” recordings here, but this collection of three standards and two new tracks dazzles with its’ amazing simplicity. “Tomorrow Is Christmas Day” has such a sweet innocence…
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Restless Heart – A Restless Heart Christmas

When it comes to recording Christmas albums, artists sometimes get a little too adventurous in trying to make holiday standards their own – thereby forgetting the reason that we are drawn to them in the first place. There’s something warm and homey about the classics you grew up on, and though we love seeing artists stretch their wings – Yuletide albums are not generally the place to do it. That being said, props need…
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Concert Review: Christmas Time’s A-Coming With The Oak Ridge Boys

Christmas is such a special time of year, and made even more so by the legendary Oak Ridge Boys who kicked off their 2013 Christmas Time’s A-Coming Tour at the Crystal Grand Theatre in Wisconsin Dells, WI. In their 24th season taking the Christmas Tour on the road, the Mighty Oaks performed their timeless hits as well as favorite Christmas songs for the sold-out audience.
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The Oak Ridge Boys Team With Compassion International For 2013 Christmas Time’s A Comin’ Tour

Grammy Award-winning music legends The Oak Ridge Boys are set to celebrate the…
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Kelly Clarkson Spreads Holiday Cheer With MOC Nashville

The Christmas spirit was alive and well when the multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson stopped by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt yesterday afternoon to sing and celebrate the season with patients, staff and families through Musicians On Call (MOC) …
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David Ball & The Pioneer Playboys – The Greatest Christmas

Since he burst upon the charts almost twenty years ago with the traditionally-charged “Thinkin’ Problem,” David Ball has developed a reputation for being one of the most uniquely talented acts in the music business. His first-ever Christmas album continues that tradition, as well, as it’s evident he’s doing it his own way, not copying anyone else. The title cut is a showcase for his natural twang-ified voice, but the arrangement channels memories…
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Country Singer Doug Briney Releases New Christmas Music

CBM Records’ country music recording artist, Doug Briney is happy to announce the release of two new Christmas songs. Doug’s newly recorded versions of “Mary Did You Know” and “Winter Wonderland” were recorded live at OG Studios in Anchorage, Alaska. …
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What Happened Underneath The Mistletoe Last Night?

Emerging artist Jaida Dreyer gets into the holiday spirit with her Christmas music video, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” the holiday classic regarding the night’s events underneath the mistletoe. Signed to Streamsound Records, Jaida delivers a festive interpretation of the song with …
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Greg Bates Admits He’s A Terrible Gift Giver

If you get a Christmas gift from Greg Bates and you think it’s kind of lame … he knows. Greg readily admits that when it comes to shopping for gifts, “I’m pretty much a horrible gift giver.” Although, some people might actually …
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The Band Perry Recalls Some Unique Christmas Gifts

As siblings, The Band Perry shares a lot of great Christmas memories together. Kimberly remembers one of her favorite gifts was a karaoke machine. “This was way back in the day. And I remember we spent the entire Christmas day… there were …
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Christmas Is All About His Little Girls For Justin Moore

When you have two sweet little girls at home like Justin Moore does, it’s easy to understand that Christmas for him is all about them. His oldest daughter, Ella, will be three in February, and Justin says one of his …
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Tim McGraw Continues Christmas Traditions

Most families have certain traditions they enjoy around Christmas time, and Tim McGraw’s family is no exception. “Well, we have pasta on Christmas Eve. That’s always a tradition since I was a kid and we’ve carried it on through our house,” says …
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Rascal Flatts Look Forward To Family Time at Christmas

Rascal Flatts spends so much time away from home and on the road throughout the year that the one thing they look forward to the most at the holidays is spending time with their families. “I think Christmas, for me, …
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Lady Antebellum – On This Winter’s Night

Christmas albums are seemingly a rite of passage for most musical acts. Some go into the studio in July, knock off ten standards in a day or two, tint the album cover red or green, and Voila! – In October, a Christmas album just magically seems to appear. Then, you have the case of Lady Antebellum. The award-winning trio have had a Holiday album on their radar for a few years, and this year, the timing just seemed to be on target. And, to say it…
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Vocalist Leandra Ramm Sings “Magical Christmas Cheer”

Composer Fred Coscia is proud to announce the release of his holiday single, “Magical Christmas Cheer” featuring vocals by renowned actress and vocalist Leandra Ramm. Fred Coscia wrote “Magical Christmas Cheer” in 2011 as an expression of the joy he has experienced during the …
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Singer/Songwriter Brenda Zitzman Sets Out On Christmas Tour

Singer/songwriter Brenda Zitzman has planned a series of concerts to make the season merry and bright for fans as the energetic performer is set to perform acoustic concerts of Christmas favorites throughout Middle Tennessee and in her home state of …
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Carrie Zaruba Comes A-Caroling To Spread Christmas Cheer to Those Less Fortunate

Country’s newest vocal vixen vagabond, Carrie Zaruba, is putting her soulful voc
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“The Voice” Contestant Mycle Wastman Is A “Bad Bad Boy This Christmas”

Mycle Wastman, one of the most memorable contestants from the current season of NBC’s monster hit series, “The Voice,” has released his first Christmas single, “Bad Bad Boy this Christmas,” via all digital retailers including iTunes. “’Bad Bad Boy This …
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