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Barnes' Holiday Hit "Very Merry Christmas" A Huge Success As iTunes' Discovery Download, Album Now Available For $5 At Amazon Through December

Another Holiday Single "Christmas Tonight" Debuts In Top 30 R&R Mainstream Chart, Video Now Added To CMT;

A Very Merry Neighborly Christmas Tour Already Selling Out

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NEWS SOURCE: Vining Media
December 3, 2010

Nashville, TN - December 3, 2010 – Dave Barnes' holiday CD, Very Merry Christmas, continues to receive major acclaim since it released less than a month ago. Last week was a huge success when Barnes' offered his song "Very Merry Christmas" as iTunes' free Discovery Download. He continues to spread the holiday cheer as Very Merry Christmas is now available at Amazon for only $5 through Christmas. To download your copy, click here now.

Additionally, Barnes' single "Christmas Tonight" made its debut on R&R's Mainstream AC chart, hitting at No. 29. Five other Barnes' holiday tracks picked up significant adds at Christian AC radio last week.

As previously reported, "Christmas Tonight" features guest vocals from Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott and its accompanying music video stars actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. The video has obtained much attention since it posted on Barnes' YouTube page, appearing on Variety's website, Perez Hilton, Huffington Post's entertainment front page and OK! Magazine's website. In addition, "Christmas Tonight" was just added to rotation on CMT, CMT Pure and CMT online.

This week Barnes, joined by opener Drew Holcomb, kicked off the Very Merry Neighborly Christmas Tour in North Carolina to sold out crowds, with this weekend's shows sold out as well. The tour has partnered with Mocha Club ( and their Clean Water project area to help fund the building of wells in the Sudan for refugess of the Darfur genocide.

A Very Merry Neighborly Christmas 2010 Tour Dates:
Dec. 3 - The Loft, Atlanta, GA
Dec. 4 - Workplay Theatre, Birmingham, AL
Dec. 5 - Bijou Theater Center, Knoxville, TN
Dec. 8 - Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA
Dec. 9 - The Parish, Austin, TX
Dec. 10 - The Door, Dallas, TX
Dec. 11 - Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
Dec. 13 - Headliner's Music Hall, Louisville, KY
Dec. 14 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
Dec. 17 - Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
Dec. 18 - Polk Theatre, Nashville, TN

And do you want even more holiday cheer, courtesy of Dave Barnes? Be sure to watch the teaser for his upcoming Christmas Spectacular video here. This is sure to get you in the holiday mood!

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. After wrapping his Christmas tour, Barnes will continue to tour in 2011 in support of What We Want, What We Get. With his first seasonal project, 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 holidays partnered with his well-known lively persona. Very Merry Christmas is a holiday compilation that will no doubt be a staple for many holidays to come.

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.


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