Music News: The Oak Ridge Boys Release New Video For “Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard” Featuring A Cameo By Producer Dave Cobb
Produced By Dave Cobb, ‘Down Home Christmas’ Is Available Everywhere Now SoundsLikeNashville.com Exclusively Premieres New Video
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys, released a new video today for “Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard,” the second song from their 8th holiday themed album, Down Home Christmas, from Lightning Rod Records/Thirty Tigers and is available now everywhere music is sold.
“The Oak Ridge Boys got their own little Christmas miracle while recording their new holiday album…” – Deborah Evans Price, Billboard Magazine
“If the holiday season is all about long-held traditions, then pushing play on an Oak Ridge Boys Christmas album should absolutely be up there with spiking the eggnog, arguing with your crazy uncle and watching “A Christmas Story” for 24 hours straight.” – Kelly Dearmore, Sounds Like Nashville
“Cobb puts the signature vocal harmonies of the four Oaks out front, a wise approach that works well on ‘Down Home Christmas.’” – Allan Sculley, TRIB LIVE
SoundsLikeNashville.com exclusively premiered the merry and cheerful video which features a cameo appearance by the album’s Producer, Dave Cobb, marking the 3rd collaboration between the famed Nashville hit-maker and country music’s all-time greatest vocal quartet.
“We told songwriter Aaron Raitiere that we needed a fun Santa song, and almost immediately he and Anderson East wrote ‘Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus Beard,’” said singer, Joe Bonsall. “Aaron wrote or co-wrote six songs on Down Home Christmas and it was like old Nashville again. Writers would bring us a song and we would record it while they wrote another one. It was all magic and our producer Dave Cobb led us all the way! Quality songwriters writing great songs. It was all really fun! This song is now one of the highlights in our Christmas tour.”
Down Home Christmas also includes standards such as “Amazing Grace” and “Silent Night,” plus new originals like “South Alabama Christmas,” written by Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon.
Billboard Magazine premiered the “Reindeer On The Roof” video [click to watch/view], the album’s first single, another fun and festive original tune which puts Oaks bass singer Richard Sterban at the vocal helm. Shot on location in Nashville’s famed Santa’s Pub, the video features cameo appearances by John Rich, Dennis Quaid and Jamey Johnson.
Down Home Christmas Track Listing:
1. The Family Piano (Aaron Raitiere)
2. Angels (Aaron Raitiere)
3. Bring Daddy Home (Channing Wilson, Aaron Raitiere)
4. Reindeer On The Roof (Jake Mitchell, Aaron Raitiere)
5. Silent Night (Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr)
6. Hallelujah Emmanuel (Robert Jason, Paul Bradley Sr.)
7. Down Home Christmas (Mando Saenz, Aaron Raitiere)
8. South Alabama Christmas (Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon)
9. Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard (Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere)
10. Amazing Grace (spoken introduction by Joseph Bonsall)
11. Amazing Grace (John Newton)
Album Name: Down Home Christmas Release date: October 25, 2019 Label: Lightning Rod Records/Thirty Tigers Produced by: Dave Cobb Buy/Stream/Listen at orcd.co/downhomechristmas
Oak Ridge Boys Down Home Christmas Tour:
DEC 05 – Riviera Theatre / N. Tonawanda, N.Y.
DEC 06 – Palace Theatre / Greensburg, Pa.
DEC 07 – Roland E. Powell Convention Center / Ocean City, Md.
DEC 08 – Sherman Theater / Stroudsburg, Pa.
DEC 10 – Brown County Music Center / Nashville, Ind.
DEC 11 – Paramount Theater / Anderson, Ind.
DEC 12 – Holland Civic Center / Holland, Mich.
DEC 13 – Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom / Peshawbestown, Mich.
DEC 14 – Honeywell Center / Wabash, Ind.
DEC 15 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center / Renfro Valley, Ky.
DEC 18 – Mayo Civic Center Presentation / Rochester, Minn
DEC 19 – Five Flags Center / Dubuque, Iowa
DEC 20 – Shooting Star Casino Hotel / Mahnomen, Minn.
DEC 21 – Crystal Grand Music Theatre / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
DEC 22 – Rialto Square Theatre / Joliet, Ill. For entire tour schedule, please click here.
About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating one double-platinum album and one double-platinum single and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.
By Kelly Meade|2019-12-31T11:41:24-05:00December 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Music News: The Oak Ridge Boys Release New Video For “Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard” Featuring A Cameo By Producer Dave Cobb
Kelly Meade is a lifelong music lover from upstate New York. She has served as a review writer, website & social media admin for Today's Christian Entertainment as well as guest host for our Kingdom Builder podcast since 2015. Kelly also enjoys spending time in nature surrounded by God's creation & crafting. One of her favorite verses is Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."