Darius Rucker Premieres Original Holiday Tune on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, Dec. 22
Saturday, 20 December 2014 00:00
“What God Wants for Christmas” Featured on Rucker’s New Home For The Holidays Record
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Friday, Dec. 19) – Three-time GRAMMY award winning entertainer Darius Rucker will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, Dec. 22, performing his original holiday song, “What God Wants For Christmas.” The tune appears on Rucker’s first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, released on October 27 on Capitol Records Nashville. Rucker co-wrote “What God Wants For Christmas” along with the other original, “Candy Cane Christmas,” for the 12-track album, which also features holiday standards such as “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.”
“It’s so hard to write a Christmas song that hasn’t already been written,” says Rucker of the song he co-wrote with his producer Frank Rogers and Monty Criswell. “This song embodies what the holidays are all about and reminds folks to think about what we can give instead of get this time of year. I am really proud of this song and the beautiful sentiment it imparts. I’m so excited to share it on Good Morning America!”
SCOTTY McCREERY PERFORMS ON “FOX & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL” AIRING CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:50
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Dec. 18, 2014) - Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope Records artist Scotty McCreery will perform on “FOX & Friends Christmas Special,” which will premiere on the FOX News Network on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) from 8:00 – 10:00 PM/ET. The show will re-air later that evening from 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM/ET. It will also air twice on Christmas Day (Dec. 25): 2:00 AM – 4:00 AM/ET and again in the afternoon at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM/ET.
McCreery and his band delivered a spirited performance of “Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Santa Claus is Back in Town” when they taped the holiday special earlier this month. Both songs are featured on his Gold-certified album, Christmas with Scotty McCreery, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums chart when it was released in 2012.
“American Kids” is Rolling Stone Country's Single of the Year
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:34
Kenny Chesney’s Kick-Off No. 1 from The Big Revival Tops Critics’ Chart
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2014) – Kenny Chesney knew when he took 2014 off from touring to focus on making his next album, he wanted to push what country could be forward – and still speak to the people who made him the only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10 of Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years. When The Big Revival dropped, it was his 13th No. 1 Billboard Top Country Album – led by “American Kids,” a triple rhythm’ed, lyrically driven, double-hooked celebration of not just coming of age, but thriving in the fly-over.
Unlike anything on country radio, “American Kids” – with a video shot around a psychedelic bus filled with free-spirited young people making music and basking in the euphoria of the moment – went straight to No. 1 and stayed there for two weeks. In case anyone thought “Kids” was business as usual, the editors at Rolling Stone Country just named it their No. 1 Single of 2014.