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Barnes' Holiday CD Very Merry Christmas
Available Everywhere Nov. 9th, Features Duet With
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, Other Special Guests

Dave Barnes, Very Merry Christmas
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NEWS SOURCE: Vining Media
November 4, 2010

Nashville, TN - November 4, 2010 – On the heels of his holiday CD debut, Very Merry Christmas, acclaimed songwriter and performer Dave Barnes is releasing his new Christmas music video for the song "Christmas Tonight," which features the guest vocals of Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum. Filmed in Los Angeles, the video guest stars movie and television actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. "Christmas Tonight" will premiere on Barnes' You Tube channel next week. Stay tuned!

Additionally, this coming Tuesday, November 9th is release day for Dave Barnes' highly-anticipated holiday project. Courtesy of Razor & Tie, Very Merry Christmas showcases the quintessential Dave Barnes – hip, classy, and romantic with a solid dose of his traditional Southern upbringing. At first listen, Barnes evokes the traditional essence of the holiday season partnered with his well-known lively persona.

Big names and voices are interspersed with Barnes' soulful vocals throughout the six originals and four covers found on Very Merry Christmas. Already a highlight is the aforementioned “Christmas Tonight” with Hillary Scott, while other stand out guest appearances are Thad Cockrell on “Mary and Joseph” and Grammy-award winning Shannon Sanders and Drew Ramsey who appear alongside Barnes with Scat Springs on “Very Merry Christmas.”

In his true fashion, Dave Barnes adds his own contemporary flair to the covers including “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “The Christmas Song,” and Bing Crosby’s classic “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” His unique version of “O Come Emmanuel” will be available exclusively for those who purchase the album through iTunes.

Touring throughout the season to promote his holiday album along with songs from his current studio release What We Want, What We Get and previous recordings, Barnes' Very Merry Christmas is a holiday compilation that will no doubt be a staple for many holidays to come. Be sure to stay tuned to for the most updated tour schedule - more dates are being added!

Very Merry Christmas Track Listing:
1. Very Merry Christmas *
2. Christmas Tonight *
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You
4. Meet Me At the Mistletoe *
5. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
6. I Pray On Christmas *
7. Family Tree
8. Holiday Made For Two *
9. The Christmas Song
10. Mary and Joseph *
11. "O Come Emmanuel" (iTunes bonus)
*Dave Barnes originals

2010 Tour Dates*:
Nov. 11 - Joe's Pub, NY, NY
Nov. 18 - The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Dec. 1 - Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC*
Dec. 3 - The Loft, Atlanta, GA*
Dec. 4 - Workplay Theatre, Birmingham, AL*
Dec. 5 - Bijou Theater Center, Knoxville, TN*
Dec. 9 - The Parish, Austin, TX*
Dec. 10 - The Door, Dallas, TX*
Dec. 17 - Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN*
Dec. 18 - Polk Theatre, Nashville, TN*
*denotes his Christmas tour dates

About Dave Barnes:
After the April release of his second full-length album for Razor and Tie, What We Want, What We Get, Dave Barnes has steadily created awareness surrounding himself and his music. He has previously toured with notable acts including John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Bonnie Raitt, and One Republic. He continues touring throughout 2010 and into 2011 in support of What We Want, What We Get.

Barnes also joined the world of soap operas this past June, playing himself in a special two-episode story arc on ABC’s hit All My Children. Barnes’ hit single, “God Gave Me You,” quickly became a radio favorite, peaking at #3 on CHR and #9 on the AC charts.


For more info on Dave Barnes, visit the JFH Artists Database.



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