|Posted by Admin on November 24, 2011 at 9:25 PM|
Eclectic legend releases first Christmas single
NASHVILLE,Tennessee – Grammy Award winner David Ball will release “The Greatest Christmas,” his first single and title cut from his album of the same name. Single will ship 11/7 on the Christmas 2011 CD, track #10.
“The Greatest Christmas” is pure David Ball, an original song written in the same spirit as the classic “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things.”
Initially a founding member of Austin-based Uncle Walt’s Band, Ball has since written and recorded such dance floor favorites as “Thinkin’ Problem” and “Look What Followed Me Home.” He was one of the first country artists to take an independent release to the top of the charts, 2002’s “Riding With Private Malone.”
With the exception of two tracks, all holiday compositions are original. In classic David Ball style, he touches on all of his influences, from traditional country and swing, to Tex/Mex and Bluegrass. Again taking a nod from his influences, David is backed by The Pioneer Playboys, the same band that Ball takes on the road.
For the last two years, Ball has been on tour in support of his ninth studio album, Sparkle City. The Austin Chronicle said of the album, “he glides between swing, honky-tonk, blues, and even a touch of Tex-Mex, with the ease of George Strait, the difference being Ball composes his own material.”
The Greatest Christmas will be available at all digital outlets, and at www.davidball.com, as of November 28th.
Singer and songwriter David Ball won a Grammy for the song “Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)” from the album Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs of Stephen Foster. (2005) David’s music came full circle when Lyle Lovett reached back into Uncle Walt’s repertoire to include one of David’s early songs, “Don’t You Think I Feel It Too” on his 2009 disc, Natural Forces. Bob Dylan invited David to collaborate on The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute (1997).
David met Walter Hyatt and Champ Hood in their hometown of Spartanburg, SC and formed Uncle Walt’s Band. After graduating high school, they relocated to Austin. For more information, go to www.davidball.com.