For Immediate Release
It’s Beginning to Smell A Lot Like Christmas!
Delightful Children’s Holiday CD
from Kid-Rocker Jim Cosgrove Rings in Seasonal Fun
“Mr. Stinky Feet’s Christmas” CD
in Stores October 31, 2006
Nashville, TN (September 26, 2006) – Kid-rocker Jim Cosgrove, known to the elementary set as “Mr. Stinky Feet” due to the popularity of his CD “Stinky Feet,” rings in the holiday season with “Mr. Stinky Feet’s Christmas” CD available nationwide October 31, 2006 from Warner Bros. Records/Jack Records.
Cosgrove, a Missouri native who performed at the 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll, has entertained thousands of children throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico with his unique, interactive concerts that encourage kids to find their own personal rhythm while singing, dancing and playing instruments. His laid back style and ability to connect with children have made him a cool favorite on the concert tour circuit, especially with parents, many of whom have dubbed him the “Jimmy Buffet for Kids.” His CDs have received rave reviews and several awards including three Parents’ Choice Awards, a National Parenting Publications Award, and a Kids Radio Mania Award.
Families can celebrate the holidays this year with “Mr. Stinky Feet’s Christmas” CD performed by Jim Cosgrove and the Hiccups, featuring an eclectic mix of upbeat, clever originals and beloved holiday classics. The 35-minute CD blends Cosgrove’s soothing voice and playfulness with the beauty and strength of the Kansas City Children’s Chorus. The 15 songs vary in musical style with the rockin’ "Hark! It’s Harold the Angel Singing;" a gospel-tinged "Have you seen the Star?;" the Celtic "Santa Hey Santa;" the Caribbean-flavored “Mary’s Little Boy;” the whimsical “How Many Days ‘Til Christmas;” the spine-tingling "Prepare the Way;" and the Hawaiian classic "Mele Kalikimaka."
Traditional classics “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Away in a Manger” receive Cosgrove’s personal touch, as do spoken tracks “Deck the Halls,” “Phlegmwick the Elf” and “A Day at the Beach.”
“Mr. Stinky Feet’s Road Trip Live,” a live-concert DVD will be released by Warner Bros. Records/ Jack Records in February 2007.
Usually dressed for a beach party during his concerts, Cosgrove is a former newspaper journalist and public relations professional, who found the courage to leave the corporate world and security of a traditional career to follow his passion for music. His songs communicate the positive messages of the importance of family, friendship and fun. He tours with a box of instruments from all over the world and during his interactive programs invites audience members, adults and children, up on stage to play along with the band. The show is loaded with laughter, singing, drumming, banging, strumming, clapping, dancing and lots of smiles and laughter.
Also on October 31, 2006, Warner Bros Records/Jack Records will reissue Cosgrove’s entire CD catalogue, including “Stinky Feet” (2002 Parent’s Choice Recommended Award), “Pick Me! Pick Me!” (2003 Parent’s Choice Recommended Award, National Parenting Publications Award), “Bop Bop Dinosaur” (2005 Parent’s Choice Award), and “Ooey Gooey.”
Jim Cosgrove’s Warner Bros. debut CD, “Mr. Stinky Feet’s Road Trip,” received the 2006 Kids Radio Mania Family Favorite Award.
Jim Cosgrove CDs are available wherever CDs are sold and online at music sites. For more information about Jim Cosgrove, please visit www.jimcosgrove.com.
About Warner Bros. Records
Jack Warner founded Warner Bros. Records as a soundtrack factory 45 years ago. Today, Warner Bros. Records has expanded to cover a vast spectrum of musical genres through the addition of Reprise Records, Maverick Records, Nonesuch Records and Word/Curb Christian divisions and the formation of Warner Nashville. Over the years, Warner Bros. Records and Reprise Records have earned a reputation as artist-friendly labels with a visionary approach toward discovering and nurturing musical talent. In fact, Warner Bros. Records has become one of the most successful labels in history, and the Warner and Reprise catalogs are recognized among the richest and most diversified in the industry. The Warner Bros. Records catalog includes such legendary artists as Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, The Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, B-52s, Doobie Brothers, Little Feat, Van Morrison, The Ramones, The Kinks, Paul Simon, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, Randy Newman, Dire Straits, Prince, and Emmylou Harris. The company is also home to Madonna, Cher, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Linkin Park, Enya, Faith Hill, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, R.E.M., Disturbed, Goo Goo Dolls, Depeche Mode, Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Seal, Green Day, Amy Grant, Steely Dan, Josh Groban, The Flaming Lips, Jaheim, E-40, Leela James, Robert Randolph, Alanis Morrisette, Jack’s Mannequin, Michelle Branch, The Used, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, Michael Bublé, HIM and many more.
About Jack Records
Launched in October 2004, Jack Records is a co-venture between Parallel Entertainment and Warner Bros. Records. Best known for the Blue Collar Comedy Tour releases, the label includes such highly successful comedians as Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove leads the label’s foray into children’s entertainment. Collectively, these artists have sold nearly 20 million records.
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