Webster Public Relations is proud to announce nine artists on the company’s roster as performers for SiriusXM’s “12 Days of Country Christmas LIVE,” including Tanya Tucker, John Michael Montgomery, T. Graham Brown, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills, Johnny Lee, T.G. Sheppard and Exile. Unfortunately, we didn’t get this up in time to tell you all that Colin Raye was the first one, on Dec. 5. We hope some of you caught that.
“12 Days of Country Christmas LIVE” SiriusXM Ch. 58:
Dec. 06 Exile 6PM ET
Dec. 07 Mark Wills 6PM ET
Dec. 08 Johnny Lee 6PM ET
Dec. 10 John Michael Montgomery 6PM ET
Dec. 11 T. Graham Brown 6PM ET
Dec. 13 The Bellamy Brothers 6PM ET
Dec. 14 T.G. Sheppard 6PM ET
Dec. 15 Tanya Tucker 6PM ET
Pop/country crossover group EXILE just released their first ever Christmas album, Wrapped Up In Your Arms for Christmas. The project features three original songs written by the band’s J.P. Pennington and Sonny LeMaire, as well their spin on holiday favorites . EXILE formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their over 50 year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over,” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980’s EXILE start to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts EXILE has successfully had ten No. 1 singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” They have toured with acts including Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Gatlin Brothers and The Judds. The 5 original EXILE members reformed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Current members of the band include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. For more information, visit Exile.biz.
ABOUT MARK WILLS: Mark Wills list of accolades is his testament to his career in country music. Known for his smooth tenor voice, he makes each and every song he performs come alive. Wills is a multi-platinum selling country music star with eight top 10 hits to his name including “19 Somethin’,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” — which received nominations for Single, Song and Video of the Year by the Country Music Association, for it’s heartfelt message of tolerance and charity. In 1998, he won the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Male Vocalist. In 2002, his single “19 Somethin’” spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1, was Billboard‘s top country hit of the year and was the second most-played song of the decade in 2009. Other top 10 smashes include “Places I’ve Never Been,” “I Do (Cherish You),” “She’s In Love,” and “Back At One.” Since 2007, Wills has been a spokesperson for the Children’s Miracle Network. When not in the studio or performing on stage, he enjoys spending his time hunting in the great outdoors. He currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. with his two daughters and wife, Kelly. For information on his upcoming tour dates and new music, please visit MarkWills.com.
ABOUT JOHNNY LEE: Country legend Johnny Lee, known for his dynamic stage presence and smash No. 1 crossover hit “Lookin’ for Love,” recently released You Ain’t Never Been to Texas, his first studio album in 10 years. You Ain’t Never Been to Texas, distributed by Smith Music Group, includes 12 tracks that showcase Lee’s honky-tonk country storytelling with an edge, including the Bob Wills-penned “Deep Water” and the smooth pedal-steeled “Never Been to Texas,” co-written by Roger Springer, Tony Raymee and Jerry Lane. The record also includes 10 other tracks that exemplify Lee’s baritone on cuts like the feisty “Bullets First.” Fans are still transfixed when Lee belts out his 1980 hit “Lookin’ for Love,” which became a crossover hit spending three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart while also appearing in the Top 5 on the Billboard Pop chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. In addition to “Lookin’ for Love,” Lee had a string of hit No. 1 songs reach the top: “One in a Million,” “Bet Your Heart on Me,” “The Yellow Rose” (a duet with Lane Brody and the theme song to the NBC TV-series of the same name) and “You Could Have Heard a Heartbreak.” Lee’s other major hits include “Pickin’ Up Strangers,” “Prisoner of Hope,” “Cherokee Fiddle,” “Sounds Like Love,” “Hey Bartender,” “Rollin’ Lonely,” and “Save the Last Chance.” For more information, visit TheOfficialJohnnyLee.com.
ABOUT JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY: Born into a family of musicians in Central Kentucky, John Michael shot to stardom with his 1992 double-platinum hit album Life’s A Dance. The romantic balladeer has won over the hearts of millions with his chart-topping songs “I Swear,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident),” “I Love The Way You Love Me,” “If You’ve Got Love,” and the moving tribute to veterans and the members of the armed forces, “Letters From Home.” More than a “tug at the heart stings” hit-maker, through his down-to-earth demeanor and refusal to take himself too seriously, John Michael has created a fan base that has supported him throughout it all — from career highs to trials and tribulations. Over the years, Montgomery has managed to create a storied career, charting 18 Top 10 hits and 15 No. 1s, celebrating two Billboard “Country Songs Of The Year,” and achieving over 18 million albums sold. Along the way he has won four ACM awards, two CMA awards, one AMA award and garnered three GRAMMY Award nominations, placing him among the most successful country acts in history. For more information, please visit JohnMichael.com.
ABOUT T. GRAHAM BROWN: Fans can pick up a copy of the chart-topper’s first holiday album, Christmas with T. Graham Brown in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide. The perfect stocking-stuffer is released by Mansion Entertainment and distributed by Sony RED Distribution. The project was produced by T. Graham Brown and Tony Griffith, and is also available on iTunes, and other digital retailers. T. Graham Brown has recorded over 15 studio albums and charted more than 28 singles on the Billboard and Gospel charts. Six of these singles reached No. 1 and eight more reached the top ten. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Hardee’s and many others including the Taco Bell “Run For The Border” television spots. His appearance in the concept video for “Working on A Building” with Marty Raybon, Jimmy Fortune and Trace Adkins aired across multiple national television networks. Brown still actively tours throughout the year including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as “Larry’s Country Diner” and “Country’s Family Reunion.” His uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved performers of the day. The 2015 release, Forever Changed, garnered T. Graham his very first Grammy nomination in 2015. Brown has recently been featured on CMT.com, Country Weekly, Billboard and more. For more information, visit TGrahamBrown.com.
ABOUT THE BELLAMY BROTHERS: Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating 40 years of success. The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and The Judds. “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” originally scrawled on a dinner napkin by David, rocketed them to the top of the country charts the way “Let Your Love Flow,” had done in the pop market just a few years earlier. It proved to be the first of a string of fourteen No. 1 singles in the U.S. alone. They’re the only U.S. country music act who’ve toured in India, Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and Qatar. The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods have also been directed toward the brothers. For more information, visit BellamyBrothers.com.
ABOUT T.G. SHEPPARD: T.G. Sheppard has always had an unstoppable passion for music. This passion along with 21 number one hits and being ranked as one of the top artists in all of country music, has made him one of the most popular live performers on tour today. It’s only natural with a show chock full of chart topping hits like “Last Cheaters Waltz”, “I Loved ‘Em Everyone”,” Do You Wanna Go To Heaven”, and “Party Time” that T.G. has developed a reputation as a solid performer who delivers exactly what audiences want. All this and more combined with a steadfast dedication to entertainment has truly made him one of the great Legends in country music. T.G. Sheppard’s ardor for life and unceasing energy allow him to fulfill his unrelenting passion for music. Legendary Friends & Country Duets is the latest means by which he shares that passion with the rest of us. For more information, visit TGSheppard.com.
ABOUT TANYA TUCKER: In 1974, Rolling Stone ran a cover story on Tanya Tucker with the headline that said “You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” Truer words have never been spoken. The country music icon’s sultry voice and vivacious stage presence makes her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in the country music genre. Tanya’s reign includes 23 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, 10 of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Along the way, she has provided some of the biggest country music hits of each decade, including, “Delta Dawn,” “Soon,” “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” “It’s a Little Too Late,” “Trouble” and “Texas (When I Die),” just to name a few. Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards. In August 2016, the Academy of Country Music honored Tucker with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award during the 10th Annual ACM Honors™. For more information, visit TanyaTucker.com.https://www.countryschatter.com/2016/12/siriusxms-12-days-of-country-christmas-live-lineup-features-nine-country-legends-to-celebrate-the-holidays-in-december/Counry RadioNewsPress ReleaseColin Raye,Exile,John Michael Montgomery,Johnny Lee,Mark Wills,SiriusXM,t g sheppard,t graham brown,Tanya Tucker,The Bellamy Brothers