“Redneck Christmas” now playing at Country radio, available at iTunes, Amazon.com
(Nashville, TN – Nov. 22, 2010) Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and Country artist Deborah Allen has announced the release of a special Christmas single with Country comedian Cledus T. Judd, titled “Redneck Christmas.”
Released digitally through GMV Nashville, the humorous holiday track, written by Allen in 2009, was not recorded until 2010 when Judd stopped by the studio to provide the finishing touches and comic narrative heard throughout the song.
“I wanted to write a Christmas song that would make people smile, especially rednecks,” laughs Allen. “I thought to myself, ‘What would make a good redneck gift? A free hunting license? A case of beer? How about a good, redneck Christmas song?’ It was so much fun to write. Cledus is my favorite redneck, so of course he had to be on it, and if you wanna know the truth, I think I might have a little redneck crush on Cledus T. Judd!”
“Redneck Christmas” is currently receiving airplay at Country radio and available for purchase at iTunes and other major digital retailers, including Amazon.com. Allen self-produced the track and recorded it at Nashville Sound Project House with her guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Loudermilk, with final overdubs and mixing at Nashville’s OMNIsound Studios.
In August, the soulful Delta singer released a special Elvis Presley tribute song titled “Amazing Graceland.” Allen was inspired to write the track after a holiday performance at the legendary entertainer’s Graceland mansion in 2009. Legendary DJ, George Klein, invited Deborah to debut the song during Elvis Week at Sirrius XM Satellite radio on‘The Elvis Hour’, and a live performance at the annual Memphis Mafia reunion in 2010 in Allen’s hometown of Memphis, Tenn. “Amazing Graceland” is also available at iTunes and other digital outlets.
The artist behind such hits as “Baby I Lied” and “Rock Me,” Deborah Allen is preparing her eleventh studio album for release in early 2011. With all songs penned by Allen, the project features the standout tunes, “It Better Be Big” and “There’s A Last Time For Everything,” as well as “Amazing Graceland.” Deborah produced all of the tracks on the new CD, titled “Hear Me Now,” with the exception of three tracks, which were produced by her longtime friend and legendary songwriter/producer Bobby Braddock.
Now partnered with Delta Rock Music, Allen continues to oversee her publishing companies, Delta Queen Music and Delta Rose Music, while she finishes her upcoming album. She is also producing the debut release from promising newcomer and protégée, Margaret Phillips.
Visit www.DeborahAllen.com to learn more about “Redneck Christmas” and “Amazing Graceland.”
About Deborah Allen:
Multi-million airplay, award-winning songwriter, producer and Grammy nominated recording artist Deborah Allen is known as one of the music industry’s most diverse and dynamic talents. With more than 1,600 published songs, including her own hits, “Baby I Lied” and “Rock Me,” Deborah Allen has written songs recorded by an impressive list of artists, including LeAnn Rimes, Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, Brooks & Dunn, Diana Ross and Fleetwood Mac, among others. Allen is currently working on a new studio album, scheduled for release in 2011. For more information, visit www.DeborahAllen.com.