New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Being great lovers of Christmas, and giving voice to their desire to add to the American Christmas songbook, Maggie McClure and Shane Henry have come together to present Happiest of Holidays, a festive EP comprised of four original holiday songs and a cover performance of "Baby It's Cold Outside," just in time for the Christmas season. The EP will be available digitally via iTunes or as a CD/Custom Christmas Ornament package ($20) available at https://www.maggiemcclure.com.
The EP's five tracks blend Maggie's clear sweet tone and beautiful piano with Shane's soulful voice and powerful guitars to deliver a warm and life-affirming Christmas message complete with sleigh bells and cascading harmonies. The title track "Happiest of Holidays" brings upbeat holiday cheer alongside festive originals "First Thing On My Christmas List" and "Kiss for Christmas." The soulful ballad "When I'm Home" is destined to become a Christmas classic.
Executive Producer Eric Doney says, "It is by far the best new Christmas album in years."
Collaborators include Jeff Silbar, acclaimed composer of "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and dozens of other hit songs, who co-wrote the title track and "First Thing On My Christmas List," and veteran Disney animator James
Lopez (The Emperor's New Groove, Hercules, The Princess and the Frog, The Lion King) who designed and painted the album artwork.
The Los Angeles based duo will perform songs from Happiest of Holidays at the New York Knicks Holiday Halftime Show on Dec. 21 at Madison Square
Garden in New York City. They will also perform at NYC's Rockwood Music
Hall on Dec. 22 and will open the Holiday Festival of Light in Oklahoma, designated as one of the top ten light displays in the nation, on Saturday Nov. 21.
Maggie McClure's original music has been featured in over 25 film and television projects on ABC Family, CBS, TBS, 20th Century
Fox, where her smooth, confessional songwriting has made a lasting impression. Maggie has performed more than 1,000 shows throughout her 10-year career in over 40 states including opening slots for Sara Bareilles, Alicia Witt, Walk Off The Earth, Tony Lucca, and others. She recently appeared on ABC sitcom "The Middle
" and her voice has appeared on multiple Disney projects including voicing the English-dubbed singing parts for the latin-based teen drama Violeta. Maggie's third and latest album Time Moves On was produced by Justin Glasco (Dan Wilson, Gary Jules, Tyler Hilton, The Lone Bellow).
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Shane Henry has opened for legendary acts including B.B. King, Etta James, Jonny Lang, The Neville Brothers, and Edwin McCain. Many of Shane's songs have been featured on hit television shows including "The Young and The Restless" (CBS). Shane is currently finishing his forthcoming solo album Light in the Dark, produced by David
Ryan Harris (India Arie, John Mayer, Guy Sebastian) and Justin Glasco, set to release in spring 2016.