JIMMY RANKIN announces Christmas Release TINSEL TOWN OCT 30

By on October 14, 2012

Legendary Canadian roots artist JIMMY RANKIN is gearing up for the Holiday season, with the release of his fifth solo LP Tinsel Townon Song Dog Music/Fontana North, October 30, 2012.

The new album features four freshly minted, original tracks mixed with eight newly recorded Christmas classics, full of fun and yuletide cheer. Produced in Toronto by Bill Bell (Jason Mraz, Tom Cochrane), Tinsel Town is destined to become a timeless holiday classic.

Jimmy Rankin, who cut his teeth on stages in and around his Cape Breton Island home, has established himself as one of the most hard-working and respected Canadian artists in the recording industry. Rankin’s career boasts multi-platinum sales and numerous industry awards for his work with The Rankin Family, as well as his four critically acclaimed solo records: 5 JUNOs, (including prestigious Entertainer of the Year), 27 East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs), 9 SOCAN Top Radio Play awards, 2 Music NS Awards, 2 Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMAs) including Best New Solo Artist – Adult Contemporary, and 7 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs), including 2012 Roots Artist of the Year.
Jimmy will embark on an 18 date cross-Canada tour running from November 25 to December 22 (dates below). With oodles of raw vocal talent, great stage energy, and a knack for story-telling, Jimmy Rankin puts on a stellar live show, not to be missed.

Tinsel Town Tracklisting:

01.  Tinsel Town
02.  Winter Wonderland
03.  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
04.  Jingle Bell Rock
05.  December
06.  Christmas For Cowboys
07.  Silver Bells

08.  Boogie Woogie Christmas
09.  Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
10.  Let It Snow
11.  Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye to Christmas
12.  White Christmas


11.25 – JMH Memorial High School – Miramichi, NB
11.27 – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre – Sydney, NS
11.28 – Strathspey Place – Mabou, NS
11.30 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS (w/ Symphony Nova Scotia)
12.01 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS (w/ Symphony Nova Scotia)
12.02 – The DeCoste Centre – Pictou, NS
12.06 – Festival Place – Sherwood Park, AB
12.07 – Ironwood Stage and Grill – Calgary, AB
12.08 – Scalliwags – Camrose, AB
12.09 – The Hideout – Red Deer, AB
12.10 – The Geomatic Attic – Lethbridge, AB
12.14 – Iron Horse Bar & Grill – Cookstown, ON
12.15 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON (w/ The Barra MacNeils)
12.18 – National Arts Centre – Ottawa, ON
12.19 – Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts – Brantford, ON
12.20 – Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre – Meaford, ON
12.21 – The Regent Theatre – Oshawa, ON
12.22 – Park Playhouse and Performing Arts Centre – Cobourg, ON

*The Holiday Special airs on CMT as follows:  December 21 at 6PM and 11PM, December 22 at 2PM.
The CBC broadcast of the special airs on December 20 at 9PM.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.