LEBANON, Tenn. (September 20, 2010) As you start thinking about holiday entertainment and stocking stuffers, you may want to consider some new music that provides all the authentic sounds of the holiday traditions so many of us cherish. The newest CD in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s exclusive music program is Winter Wonderland, the holiday album by acclaimed vocalist Mandy Barnett. In addition to
the title track, holiday standards such as “Jingle Bell Rock,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Marshmallow World,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “White Christmas” are all included in this wonderful collection of holiday songs. Mandy has recaptured the Golden Era with the song choices and production on this album, along with a musical cast of veterans such as Harold
Bradley, Lloyd Green, Louis Nunley, Gene Chrisman and Tony Migliore, who lent their talents to render an instant classic. You may care to know that guitarist Harold Bradley and back-up singer Louis Nunley appear on the original versions of several of these songs, including “Jingle Bell Rock”! This album is now available, but only at Cracker Barrel.
Nashville, TN (December 10, 2010) – The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Special, sponsored by Starmaker360.com, can be seen on multiple television networks starting December 11 to December 14. It will feature the Grammy award-winning Oak Ridge Boys performing
several Christmas classics and appearances by the great Crystal Gayle and superstar Roy Clark. This groundbreaking special is the first of its kind. The thirty-minute long special is an entertainment focused infomercial where fans will have the opportunity to purchase both CD/DVD specials as well as music for only .99 cents per song. Christmas songs by The Oaks, Gayle, Clark and Lee Greenwood will be available to purchase on Starmaker360.com, a website based on the critically acclaimed book, Starmaker by Jim Halsey, in which the legendary manager outlines the best way to achieve a successful career in the entertainment industry.
Growing up in Florida we usually had warm weather for the Christmas holidays. We still sang ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and ‘White Christmas,’ but we didn’t relate to the lyrics of those songs as much as our friends up North did.
Being raised in an extremely rural area on a cattle ranch, our family made up some of our own Christmas traditions that we dutifully repeated every year. Our mom and a couple of our aunts congregated in the kitchen each Christmas Eve to fry up cornbread to make stuffing for the Christmas turkey, along with delicious pies, cakes and cookies for the big day.