Exile Announce First-Ever Christmas Album, Holidays and Hits Tour
Country-pop group Exile are releasing a Christmas album for the first time in their 50-year career. On Oct. 21, the band will release Wrapped Up in Your Arms for Christmas and embark on a limited string of dates to celebrate the holiday season.
Exile found the peak of their success in 1978 with the pop hit "Kiss You All Over," but they continued to enjoy a host of additional hits throughout the 1980s when they established themselves as a country music group. No. 1 singles such as "Woke Up in Love" and "She's Too Good to Be True" brought acclaim to the popular country act, but it's their celebration of Christmas that Exile are most excited about today.
"In the 50-year history of Exile, we have talked about doing a Christmas album countless times," says band member Marlon Hargis. "We’re thrilled to have finally created something we are really proud of. It’s traditional, yet original, and has that special Exile sound. We wanted to go above and beyond the average Christmas album and, with Wrapped Up in Your Arms for Christmas, I think we’ve achieved that."
Along with some of the band's favorite Christmas classics, Wrapped Up in Your Arms for Christmas will include three original tracks, co-written by members Sonny LeMaire and JP Pennington: The title track will be joined by the funky getaway song "Christmas From Cancun" and an ode to home-bound holidays in "Bluegrass Kind of Christmas."
In addition to the album, Exile will hit the road to bring holiday cheer to cities throughout the South and Midwest. Kicking off on Dec. 2 in Kentucky, the Holidays and Hits Tour will run through the month of December. More information can be found on the band's website, and fans can pre-order Wrapped Up in Your Arms for Christmas now.
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