Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Randy Travis to release holiday DVD

Multiple GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning singer and songwriter RANDY TRAVIS will release his first holiday DVD, CHRISTMAS ON THE PECOS, November 4 from IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT. The new special for the whole family includes live performances shot at the historic Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico plus homespun stories and a look at Carlsbad’s beautiful “River of Lights” Christmas tradition. Totaling over 79 minutes, the DVD also has additional exclusive footage of the breathtaking locales including the Carlsbad Caverns and a “making-of” featurette. The DVD is highlighted by spectacular footage of RANDY performing “Silent Night” and “Rock Of Ages” in a cavern 850 feet underground.

This marks the first Christmas video release from the iconic Travis, who launched his career in 1986 with the triple-Platinum-selling CD, Storms of Life. His 1987 follow-up, Always & Forever, went on to sell five million copies, cementing his position in country music history as he went on to become the first country music artist to achieve multi-Platinum status. Travis has released 20 albums total including two Christmas albums, 2007’s Songs of The Season and 1989’s Gold-selling An Old Time Christmas. His most recent release, Around The Bend, hit streets in July of this year, debuting at #3 on Billboard’s Country chart and #14 on the Albums chart.

CHRISTMAS ON THE PECOS features holiday favorites from the Christian Country Music Association’s “Mainstream Country Artist of the Year” warm, natural setting, including a live version of the #1 country hit, “Three Wooden Crosses,” shot live in Carlsbad.

Featured songs include:

*“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
“Rock Of Ages”
*“How Do I Wrap Up My Heart For Christmas”
**“Forever and Ever, Amen”
*“Winter Wonderland”
*“Pretty Paper”
“Silent Night”
*“The Christmas Guest”
“The Christmas Song”
“Christmas Time’s a Comin’”
**“Three Wooden Crosses”

* denotes the song is a live version of his interpretation from An Old Time Christmas
** denotes Randy Travis song

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