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Dave Barnes’ newly released holiday CD, Very Merry Christmas, has been receiving acclaim since it hit stores and online earlier this month, courtesy of Razor & Tie. To spread the holiday cheer and to kick off the holiday season, Barnes’ song “Very Merry Christmas” is the free iTunes Discovery Download this week.
Also obtaining much-deserved acclaim is Barnes’ music video for “Christmas Tonight.” This talented and soulful songwriter and performer‘s video not only debuted on Perez Hilton, but it also been featured on Huffington Post’s entertainment front page and OK! Magazine’s website.

“Christmas Tonight” features the guest vocals of Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum dueting with Barnes. The music video was filmed in Los Angeles and was directed by Alex Beh and guest stars Beh along with movie and television actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. “Christmas Tonight” can currently be viewed on Barnes’ You Tube channel.
Next week Dave Barnes kicks off the Very Merry Neighborly Christmas Tour, partnering with Mocha Club (Mochaclub.org) and their Clean Water project area to help fund the building of wells in the Sudan for refugess of the Darfur genocide. Barnes is a long-time supporter of Mocha Club, a generation of activists giving up the cost of two mochas, or $7 a month, to fund relief and development projects in Africa. Their vision is to provide a way for people who don’t have hundreds or thousands of dollars to make a real difference in Africa. To find out more, and to join Dave Barnes’ team, click here.

A Very Merry Neighborly Christmas 2010 Tour Dates:
Dec. 1 – Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
Dec. 2 – Grace Community, Greensboro, NC
Dec. 3 – The Loft, Atlanta, GA
Dec. 4 – Workplay Theatre, Birmingham, AL
Dec. 5 – Bijou Theater Center, Knoxville, TN
Dec. 8 – Tipitina’s, New Orleans, LA
Dec. 9 – The Parish, Austin, TX
Dec. 10 – The Door, Dallas, TX
Dec. 11 – Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
Dec. 13 – Headliner’s Music Hall, Louisville, KY
Dec. 14 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
Dec. 17 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
Dec. 18 – Polk Theatre, Nashville, TN

About Dave Barnes:
After the April release of his second full-length album for Razor and Tie, What We Want, What We Get, Dave Barnes has steadily created awareness surrounding himself and his music. He has previously toured with notable acts including John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Bonnie Raitt, and One Republic. After wrapping his Christmas tour, Barnes will continue to tour in 2011 in support of What We Want, What We Get. With his first seasonal project, Very Merry Christmas showcases the quintessential Dave Barnes – hip, classy, and romantic with a solid dose of his traditional Southern upbringing. At first listen, Barnes evokes the traditional essence of the holidays partnered with his well-known lively persona. Very Merry Christmas is a holiday compilation that will no doubt be a staple for many holidays to come.

Barnes also joined the world of soap operas this past June, playing himself in a special two-episode story arc on ABC’s hit “All My Children.” Barnes’ hit single, “God Gave Me You,” quickly became a radio favorite, peaking at #3 on CHR and #9 on the AC charts.

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