Classic Christmas, is Tim’s first offering in a new genre for him. As a lifelong fan of Jazz and Big Band, he went into the studio with legendary side men who worked with Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mel Torme, Doc Severinsen, Tower of Power and also some members of the Nashville Symphony. The results are superb, giving a timeless and authentic sound to great Christmas classics.
NORTHFIELD, Ohio – Say this for Tim Rushlow: The former lead singer for the country group Little Texas doesn’t do anything halfway. “Tim Rushlow & His Big Band: Classic Christmas,” a collection of Christmas standards all done in the Big Band-era style, comes out on Nov. 24, and true to the genre, his press photos even have him in a sharkskin suit, the likes of which would make Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra or Perry Como green with envy.
Do you remember Tim Rushlow? I think we all do! He was that awesome lead singer for the great country group Little Texas. Keeping that in mind, Tim’s new holiday CD might surprise a few of his fans. The title is Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas, and that’s just what it is! We listened to it, we love it, and we aren’t the only ones. Clay Hunnicutt, Exec VP & GM NPP-IHeartMedia said, “If you’re looking for some Holiday cheer, look no further! Tim Rushlow brings it in a BIG way with his BIG band. All your holiday favorites and a few NEW classics that will definitely make you smile, tap your toes, and stir great memories from the first note to the last. An instant classic Holiday record!!”
In the style of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glen Miller, and other great Big Band era artists, Tim gives us the following songs on this great, gotta-have-it holiday CD: Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Sleigh Ride, A Soldiers Gift, Rudolph, Jingle Bells, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Most Wonderful Time of the Year, O Holy Night, What Do I Do With the Blue, Christmas Song, Home For the Holidays, and Edelweiss.
I love this new album. This is going to end up in a lot of homes this holiday season. Below is the press release about the new CD.
Tim Rushlow was the lead vocalist of the Country Supergroup Little Texas which recorded five albums and a greatest hits package on Warner Bros. Records. Tim went on to 3 other major record labels including Atlantic Records, Lyric Street Records, and Show Dog Universal and garnered chart topping hits as a solo artist. Tim has been involved in record sales of over 11 million units and has won CMA awards, ACM awards, and has amassed many various industry award nominations including multiple Grammy award nominations.
Having been a lifetime fan of Jazz and Big Band music, Tim has just completed his first record in the genre with a wide array of legendary side men who have worked with the likes of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mel Torme, Doc Severinsen, Tower Of Power as well as members of the Nashville Symphony. There is also a very special appearance with Grammy award-winning Saxophonist Branford Marsalis. This new Christmas record is sure to become a household classic for the holidays this year and for years to come. Tim is poised to have great success in this new genre and continued success on his new musical journey.
If you would like a little preview of what you can expect on the new album, head over to Tim’s web site, and click on ‘View the Video’ on the first page. There are several short video clips there, and you can hear a little of what you are going to get in this album. It’s awesome.
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These three men have been the lead voices on hit songs including “Mountain Music,” “Feels So Right,” “God Blessed Texas” and “Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right).” Tuesday night, fans can spend two hours hearing Alabama’s Randy Owen, Little Texas’ former lead singer Tim Rushlow and Restless Heart’s Larry Stewart sing those songs and more.
Proceeds from the evening benefit Fisher House Foundation, which provides lodging to the military and veterans while they are seeking treatment at a military hospital. A facility is located in Murfreesboro.
“I was like, ‘Holy smokes,” Rushlow recalls of when both men agreed to play the show. Rushlow hosts monthly writers’ nights at Hard Rock Café, which he calls Rushlow in the Round. “These two singers helped shape me into the singer I wanted to be. I have the ‘Feels So Right’ album on the wall in my house that I wore out listening to when I was growing up. And they are super guys. They are so kind and have no ego about them.”
In addition, the evening also will include wine tastings, food pairings, Yazoo brewery’s new fall ale and Rock Patel Premium Cigars on the Hard Rock Café’s Reverb room’s deck.
Admission is $10 but Rushlow hopes given the charity, that guests will offer $20. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Nashville downtown.
Nashville, TN (June 24, 2013)—Singer/songwriter and former Little Texas front man Tim Rushlow recently ventured to Afghanistan where he spent time with our troops, visiting with and performing for them, alongside fellow front man Larry Stewart of Restless Heart. The trip was not the first for Rushlow, who is a big supporter of bringing a little bit of “home” to our servicemen and women overseas.
“It is always an honor to go overseas to play for our troops. This visit was a bit more intense as we were truly in a theater of war. These brave men and women are our heroes and deserve the best we can offer. I am just humbled that I was asked to be a part. I made friends and memories there that I will never forget,” commented Rushlow.
Following his trip to Afghanistan, Rushlow returned to Nashville for CMA Music Fest where he participated in a CMA Panel on Country Music in the 90’s, alongside fellow artists Ty Herndon, Bryan White and John Berry. The event drew a huge amount of fans into the Fan Fair X Hall at CMA Music Festival.
Rushlow then headed to east Tennessee where he performed a stint at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge as part of the theme park’s partnership with GAC TV to present the “Great American Country Show.” The show series, which lasts through October 26, is a 40-minute show featuring six singers, a six-piece band and stars one of Country music’s legendary performers. The show was a wonderful chance for Tim to perform and share the experience with his family, including his children.
“It was a blast to be a part of this first class show and to have my kids watch me perform songs that were hits before they were even around. They never go on the road with me, so to see their reaction out in the crowd was absolutely priceless!” said Rushlow.
Rushlow returned home to Nashville just in time for the June installment of his songwriter series “Rushlow in the Round,” happening Tuesday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m. The intimate in-the-round will feature Rushlow, Heidi Newfield, Keith Anderson and some very special guests that folks will not want to miss!
Also on June 25th, fans can tune into WSM AM from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CDT when Rushlow will put his DJ hat on and program an entire hour of music, playing some of his favorite songs and sharing stories about each one.
Additionally, Tim is ready to return to the studio to work on his first Country album in six years!
For more info and news updates, be sure to visit www.timrushlow.com.
Tim Rushlow, former lead singer of Little Texas who is the voice behind hits including “God Blessed Texas” and “What Might Have Been,” has started a monthly writers’ night at Hard Rock Café. His goal is to bring Nashville’s writers/artists into a relaxed living room setting where they tell the stories behind their hits, play songs that were influential to them, interact with the crowd and provide networking opportunities for those involved in the music business.
One man, One Guitar, One Night
March 29-30, 8 p.m.
You know Tim Rushlow as the lead singer of the country music group Little Texas which had several country music hits throughout the 1990’s before disbanding in 1998. After the Little Texas breakup, Rushlow pursued a solo career, making his first
solo appearance on the musical track “Totally Committed” from comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s 1999 album Totally Committed. In 2001, he was signed to Atlantic Records, and soon released his debut single, “When You Love Me”. It was followed by “She Misses Him”, which reached the country top 5. Tim went on to be a national spokesman for the Altziemers association as well, due to the overwhelming success of the song.
In 2003, Rushlow and other musicians(including his cousin, Doni Harris and the rhythm section of Jason Aldean’s band) joined to form a new group called Rushlow. This new group reached the Top 15 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with “I Can’t Be Your Friend”. Harris and Rushlow began performing as a duo called Rushlow Harris, which was signed to Toby Keith’s label. They toured the world with Toby all of ‘07 and some of 08’. They had an amazing song that paid tributeto the men and women serving our country called “ Bagpipes Crying” that has become a cult classic in the military.
Tim has also continued to do 2 tours a year for our armed forces around the globe. In 2009 Tim started to work on a critically acclaimed Christian pop record with Dove award winning producer of the year, Ian Eskelin. “I felt called to make a record
that pointed up and showed the hope I see and feel in my walk,” Rushlow stated.
It was right after this that Tim also started doing his now very successful “ Tim Rushlow, One man, One Guitar, One Night” unplugged show and it is now at the forefront of what Tim does best. “I am having a blast with my unplugged show, more fun than I have ever had on stage. It is so rewarding to weave stories and songs together into one intimate show and put an audience on my couch in my living room, if you will. To be able to share a wonderful arsenal of hits and other great show pieces in this unplugged format is just awesome, and the crowd have been amazing in their response to one guy just singing, playing, and sharing, no words really describe how special this show is!”
In the 20 years Tim has been making music, he has sold over 11 million records, won CMA Awards, ACM awards, is a 3 time Grammy nominee, and toured the world 5 times over for audiences and our troops. Tim has certainly made his mark from his humble start way back in Texas. Tim brings the show to the Mystique Casino on Friday, March 29th & Saturday March 30th at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets are just $15 in advance and on sale now at the Allure Club at Mystique Casino, or at the door the night of the show (pending availability).
Tim Rushlow, former front man for Little Texas, will continue with the second installment of “Rushlow in the Round” on Tuesday March 26), featuring songwriters Danny Myrick (“She’s Country” and “Truck Yeah”), Danny Orton (“Stand” and “Fall Into Me”) and Leslie Satcher (“When God-Fearing Women Get The Blues” and “Troubadour”).