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"CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS" CLIMBS INTO THE “TOP 5O ALL-TIME” AIRPLAY DIRECT CHRISTMAS CHART

Posted on October 14, 2021

AirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that the Rebel Records classic Christmas collection, “Christmas In The Mountains” has now successfully climbed into the AirPlay Direct “Top 50 All-Time” Christmas Album Chart.




Although it is not generally known, even to long-time fans of bluegrass music, one of the very first records to appear on the fledgling Rebel Records label back around 1960 was a Christmas album. It was sold over the radio, without a cover, but it contained some fine bluegrass music by the recently formed Country Gentlemen and others.  One of these songs was destined to become a classic among bluegrass holiday recordings: the Country Gentlemen's “Christmas Time Back Home”, featuring the lead vocals of the late and great John Duffey. Over 50 years and some 300 albums later, Rebel Records is proud to present this wonderful Christmas collection, which in fact contains several perennial favorites including the Gentlemen's classic along with a generous number of excellent more recent recordings that we feel make up a truly memorable collection.

AirPlay Direct’s “Top 50 All-Time” Christmas Album Chart

 AirPlayDirect.com/charts/albums/AllTime/H


"We were thrilled to hear the news that our Christmas In The Mountains anthology entered AirPlay Direct’s Top 50 All-Time Christmas Chart," said Mark Freeman, President - Rebel Records. "Since making it available through AirPlay Direct last November, it has been exciting to see the renewed interest in this essential Christmas album."



Freeman goes on to say, "With the Holiday season quickly approaching, it’s wonderful to have a platform like AirPlay Direct where DJs from all over the world are able to access the album in a few clicks!

We at Rebel Records are truly grateful for Robert and Lynda Weingartz and all that they do to promote bluegrass music!"

“We are always excited to see another classic album find its rightful place on the AirPlay Direct ‘Top 50 All-Time’ Album Charts. This is not an easy accomplishment given the quality of the competition from both new releases and catalog. The Christmas / Holiday charts are even tougher to gain traction on as they are seasonal in appeal," says Lynda Weingartz, AirPlay Direct - CEO. "Rebel Records started promoting this album with AirPlay Direct last year in the 2020 holiday season and it did really well at global radio. A year later it has now earned its way into the ‘Top 50 All-Time’ at the beginning of this new holiday season. Congrats to all involved!”




CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS
Christmas - Bluegrass - Acoustic - Holiday
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LARRY SPARKS
Christmas - Bluegrass
Acoustic - Holiday
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PAUL WILLIAMS
Christmas - Gospel
Bluegrass - Holiday
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JEREMY STEPHENS
Bluegrass - Acoustic
Folk
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KODY NORRIS SHOW
Bluegrass - Acoustic
Folk
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TONY RICE
Bluegrass - Acoustic
Folk
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RALPH STANLEY
Bluegrass
Acoustic
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About AirPlay Direct: AirPlay Direct is the premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide. AirPlay Direct is a professional B2B music business environment for artists, labels, publishing companies, radio promotion firms, PR / Media firms, etc.

AirPlay Direct currently has over 11,000 radio station members in 100+ countries and serves over 45,000 artist / label members globally on a daily basis. AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc.  AirPlayDirect.com

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