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(Yahoo!) - Do we even need to say it?! Okay: It's Christmas time, pretty baby! And, if you're like some of us at Yahoo Music (cough cough), you may be a little behind on holiday tasks such as shopping lists, sending out cards, and getting the cookies in the oven.
Don't fret. In fact, take a break for a few minutes - you deserve it! And we think this exclusive Ram Country Live performance from Scotty McCreery is just what Santa ordered. The Season 10 American Idol puts a refreshing spin on Elvis Presley's holiday classic "Santa Claus is Back in Town," complete with swagger, growls, and just enough gas to get your Caddy running again. Hang up those pretty stockings and turn off the light!
We captured McCreery's Christmas treat last month when the 20-year-old country phenom put on a special intimate show in Durham, N.C. for a select group of fans. If you've been very, very good (and perhaps aren't as behind on your holiday task list as we are), you'll want to take some extra time to check out some of his other numbers from the show, as well as an exclusive interview, right here. Ho ho ho!
(TMZ) - Trisha Yearwood is the latest musical act to bail on a big music event at SeaWorld in Orlando - and we're told it's all over the alleged shocking mistreatment of the park's killer whales.
Trisha follows the exits of Willie Nelson, Barenaked Ladies and Heart, all of whom pulled out because of revelations about whale abuse exposed in the CNN documentary, "Blackfish."
As for why Trisha bailed from February's event - Bands, Brew and BBQ - it's a little confusing. Our Trisha sources say the singer hasn't seen "Blackfish," but she's heard all the fuss and that's enough for her.
And that's enough for us too.
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(Yahoo!) - If you're a Dixie Chick fan, we regret to tell you that you will not find a new Chicks album under the tree this Christmas. However, that said, we have a treat that's almost as good: A brand-new holiday song from Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, who of course are also known as the duo Court Yard Hounds!
"Bom Bom Bom" is more than just a song to get fans in the Christmas spirit. It's also a very personal tune that offers a glimpse into Emily and Martie's upbringing.
"Being sisters, Emily and I decided to write a song that reflected a lot of what we remember Christmas to be as we were growing up," Martie told Yahoo Music. "It seemed fitting to go ahead and record it, and give it to our fans as a little token of our appreciation this holiday."
Love the song and want to play it on December 24 or 25th for your own family? The sisters will be offering a free download of the song at their official site once our first listen has been enjoyed by all. Bom bom bom...be merry!
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