ATLANTA, Ga. – November 28, 2007 – Dove and Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay kicks off the 25 days of Christmas with a captivating hour of holiday music this Saturday, Dec. 1 with the world premiere of Gospel Music Channel’s Christmas at Union Station: Jars of Clay.
Gospel Music Channel’s Christmas at Union Station: Jars of Clay features the rock/pop band performing music from their first full-length Christmas project Christmas Songs, which has been unanimously praised by music critics for offering a stocking full of both traditional and original music. “Bringing their usual packed set of creative skills to the project, they do a great job of balancing nostalgia and respect for the classics with fresh contemporary interpretations of the season’s power. Which is to say, they rock it,” reviewed CMCentral.com. Jars of Clay is currently on a 12-city “Christmas Offerings” tour with fellow rockers Third Day.
The songs performed during Gospel Music Channel’s Christmas at Union Station: Jars of Clay include “Wonderful Christmastime,” “Love Came Down At Christmas,” “O, Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Hibernation Day ,” “Love Song For A Savior,” “Peace Is Here,” “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen ,” “Christmas Time Is Here,” “Drummer Boy” and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” Artist/songwriter Jeremy Camp hosts the exclusive new Christmas special, which will air on Sat. Dec. 1 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. It can also be seen throughout the Christmas season.
The intimate and inspirational hour-long special was recorded at Nashville’s Union Station - A Wyndham Historic Hotel which the Gospel Music Channel turned into and elegant Christmas wonderland for the tapings. The shows were held in the hotel’s lobby which is adorned with 65-foot, barrel-vaulted lobby ceilings featuring gold-leaf mirrors, 100-year-old, Tiffany-style stained glass, and rare bas-relief sculptures.
The Jars of Clay show is one of five exclusive new Gospel Music Channel’s Christmas at Union Station specials. (Last week, the first premiere featured former American Idol contestants Mandisa and George Huff.) The world premiere schedule for the remaining Gospel Music Channel’s Christmas at Union Station specials:
Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. – Gospel Music Channel’s Christmas at Union Station: Take 6 & Trin-i-tee 5:7 Saturday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. – Gospel Music Channel’s Christmas at Union Station: Natalie Grant Monday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. – Gospel Music Channel’s Christmas at Union Station: All Star Show
Each Christmas at Union Station special will have repeated airings throughout the holiday season. See www.gospelmusicchannel.com for complete listings.
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