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The Texas Tenors: Rise Premieres August 2017 On PBS

The Texas Tenors: Rise Premieres August 2017 On PBS


New York, NY (Top40 Charts / The Texas Tenors) America's favorite tenors are back with RISE, an all-new concert filmed in stunning 4K resolution at the beautiful Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, TX. In their second special for PBS, The Texas Tenors follow up their Emmy Award-winning PBS special "You Should Dream" with a live orchestra and choir performing classical, pop, country and Broadway - including a show-stopping tribute to one of the most beloved and cherished musicals of all time - Les Misérables.

Marcus, JC and John treat viewers to favorites from their new upcoming album RISE, including orchestral arrangements of "Amazing Grace," The Righteous Brothers' "Lovin' Feelin'," John Denver's "Country Roads, Take Me Home," and an emotional rendition of the patriotic Irving Berlin classic "God Bless America."

RISE is due out Sept. 8, 2017 and is currently available on iTunes at a special pre-order price of $7.99.

"This TV special is a collection of music straight from our hearts," said Marcus Collins of The Texas Tenors. "To quote our title song "Rise," 'Life Can Change in a Moment.' There are no truer words and we're so excited to share our new music with everyone!"

THE TEXAS TENORS: RISE PBS concert special features these performances:
America
Thank God I'm a Country Boy*
Take Me Home, Country Roads*
Amazing Grace*
Rise (original song)*
You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'*
Writing's on the Wall (from Spectre)*
Climb Every Mountain (from The Sound of Music)
Selections from Les Misérables:
Overtur
Star
I Dreamed a Dream
Bring Him Home
One Day More
Desperado*
Sometimes I Dream featuring E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)*
Selections from Phantom of the Opera:
Overture
Music of the Night
God Bless America*
*Song appears on RISE studio album

All songs on the album feature original orchestrations and select songs feature a 20-person choir. Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers joins The Texas Tenors for a duet of "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin' (on the album only)." In addition to the songs noted above, the following songs will also appear on the RISE studio album:
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars cover)
I Don't Want to Let You Go (original song)
Bootdaddy (original song)
Wheels (original song)
Galveston (Jimmy Webb cover)

Since their whirlwind debut eight years ago on NBC's "America's Got Talent", The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special "You Should Dream." They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world including a 24-city tour of the United Kingdom and China, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States including the Cleveland Pops, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony to name a few. People are clearly enjoying their talent as they were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine, and in 2018 will make their Canadian debut at the world-renowned Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music.

From Bruno Mars to Puccini, Marcus Collins, John Hagen and JC Fisher share with audiences a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music. Their breathtaking vocals, humor and touch of cowboy charm create an unforgettable live show.




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