Charlie Daniels Releases New Christmas Album to Radio Exclusively Through AirPlay Direct

Posted on November 11, 2009

Legendary Blue Hat recording artist Charlie Daniels and E1 Entertainment have released a special holiday CD/DVD package called Joy to the World: A Bluegrass Christmas, and has made the music available digitally to radio exclusively through AirPlay Direct.

The deluxe, two-disc set includes collaborations between Daniels and guests Kathy Mattea, Dan Tyminski, Jewel, Suzanne and Evelyn Cox of the Cox Family, Aaron Tippin and The Grascals.  The Twin Pines Christmas DVD contains live performances, as well as additional commentary and interview footage with Daniels and the rest of the artists.

"We're proud to have an artist of Charlie Daniels' stature and a special holiday project like this as an AirPlay Direct exclusive," said AirPlay Direct CEO, Robert Weingartz.  "We're happy we are able to help Charlie share it with the world."

The project is a joint release by Charlie's Blue Hat Records label with E1 Entertainment.
"This is certainly some wonderful music by Charlie and some of his musical friends and it's celebrating a wonderful time of year," said E1 Director, Country Division, Chuck Rhodes.  "It's amazing how this technology enables us to make it available to every radio station in the world."
AirPlay Direct is an easy to use digital file transfer system that was developed to streamline radio / artist promotion activities for today's music industry. AirPlay Direct's FREE services replace the unnecessary time and expense of putting together and sending out costly traditional artist packages and press kits via snail mail. Utilizing the AirPlay Direct system also allows an artist to positively impact the environment by eliminating needless packaging.
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