New video that features Kid Rock, Tanya Tucker, Gretchen Wilson, Jeannie Seely and Joe Denim added to CMT Music’s Rotation
Scattered, smothered and covered with famous faces (USATODAY.com), Bill Anderson’s video for his festive new single, “Waffle House Christmas,” airs on CMT and CMT Music this week. The music video tells the story of a family whose Christmas dinner goes awry so they head to their nearest Waffle House for a family feast where some of music’s most notable personalities fill the restaurant. Click here to watch the video on CMT.com!
Kid Rock, Tanya Tucker, Gretchen Wilson, Jeannie Seely, Joe Denim, Ira Dean, Kelly Ford and a Waffle House restaurant full of ‘brand new friends’ joined Anderson for the recent filming outside of Nashville.
“We dined on Waffle House staples…’grits and eggs and raisin bread’ along with ‘hash browns covered and smothered’….and we laughed ourselves silly portraying the take-over of a Waffle House restaurant by a rookie cook and a displaced family on Christmas Day. My thanks to everyone involved. I just hope you will enjoy watching the madness as much as we enjoyed creating it,” Bill Anderson shared.
“I’ve never had this much fun at a Waffle House! Bill Anderson is one of my heroes and he’s written some of the greatest songs of all time. Of course, only he could come up with such a clever song like ‘Waffle House Christmas!’ And we had such a blast behind the scenes with Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson and Jeannie Seely,” Tanya Tucker added.
“I am so grateful that I was asked to be involved in something like this. I’ve been such a fan of Bill Anderson for so long. And I get to hang out with my heroes! I also had a Waffle House uniform in my closet from a television special we did several years ago, so it’s been a lot of fun being part of this music video,” said Gretchen Wilson.
“This has been an amazing experience!” exclaimed Jeannie Seely. “Bill Anderson is always coming up with great ideas. And corralling me, Tanya, Gretchen and Kid Rock all together for a music video at Waffle House has got to be one of the silliest, most fun things I’ve done in a long time!”
“Waffle House Christmas” is off Anderson’s latest release, Anderson, which marked his 72nd album release. Anderson was produced by Bill Anderson, Thomm Jutz and Peter Cooper, recorded and mixed by Jutz at TJ Tunes with assistant engineer Andy Kern and mastered by Alex Mccullough at True East Mastering. Three of the tracks were penned solely by Anderson, who has written charted songs in each of the past seven consecutive decades, while the additional tracks feature venerable singer-songwriters including John Paul White of The Civil Wars and country music outlaw Jamey Johnson. Click HERE to download Anderson.
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BILL ANDERSON TOUR DATES:
Jan. 10 Casino Regina Show Lounge – Regina, SK Canada
Jan. 11 River Cree Resort and Casino – Enoch, AB Canada
Jan. 19 The Gobbler Theater – Johnson Creek, Wis.
Jan. 27 Country Family Reunion Cruise – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mar. 9 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.
Mar. 10 Florida Strawberry Festival – Plant City, Fla.