Grammy Award-winning international megastar Rod Stewart will return to HSN tonight, October 26 at 8 p.m. (ET) to kick-off the holidays with the debut of his first-ever holiday CD, MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY before its official release on October 30 (Verve Music Group). In 2010, Rod Stewart shattered HSN music records with his exclusive debut of FLY ME TO THE MOON: VOLUME V, selling more than 25,000 units during his one-hour performance. He continues to be the largest selling music artist on HSN.
"We are thrilled to have Rod return to HSN to launch his first holiday CD with us," said Andy Sheldon, EVP of Television, Live Events and Creative for HSN. "Rod knows how to engage an audience with his incredible voice and irresistible charm and we look forward to another successful appearance when he takes the stage with David Foster in October. HSN Live has become a highly respected launch platform within the music industry and we are excited about the high caliber of artists that want to debut their latest projects."
"We are excited to bring Rod Stewart back to the HSN audience," said Mike Rittberg, VP Artist Development & Promotion, Verve Music Group. "They've been a great partner for Rod in the past and this is a great opportunity to showcase Rod's talent and this amazing new CD for millions of fans."
HSN customers will have the opportunity to pre-order an exclusive 2-disc bundle for $14.95 which includes the new release, MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABYand a "Best Of" CD that features Stewart's greatest hits, including Maggie May, Reason to Believe and Twistin the Night Away.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY is an album filled with holiday classics, including duets with Michael Buble on Winter Wonderland; Mary J. Blige on We Three Kings; and Cee-Lo Green for the title tune Merry Christmas, Baby. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? is a "virtual" duet with Ella Fitzgerald featuringChris Botti. The balance of the tunes on MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY include: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Blue Christmas, When You Wish Upon A Star, Silent Night and Auld Lang Syne. The album's one original track, Red-Suited Super Man, is composed by Rod Stewart, David Foster and Amy Foster and features Trombone Shorty.