Interview with Janie Fricke About Her First Christmas Album ‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas’

Interview with Janie Fricke About Her First Christmas Album ‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas’

Rancho Cucamonga, California (The Hollywood Times) 9/29/2020 – “My Christmas list prayers are for world harmony, health and Peace, and for a bicycle!” Janie Fricke told The Hollywood Times during a telephone conversation.

Order Fricke’s New Album ‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas,’ NOW Available

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke proves that there is no place like home for the holidays with the release of her first-ever Christmas album, ‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas.’ Fricke’s voice has been a staple in country music for decades and now fans across the globe can add this album to their holiday favorites. Singles that evoke visions of sugar plums and snow such as, “Winter Wonderland,” “Jingle Bells,” and “The Christmas Song,” will be featured on the album along with the original single, “The Followers” written by Fricke and Jeff Steele. ‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas’ is now available exclusively at JanieFricke.com or facebook.com/janiefricke.

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Janie Fricke Releases First Christmas Album ‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas’

Janie Fricke Releases First Christmas Album ‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke proves that there is no place like home for the holidays with the release of her first-ever Christmas album, ‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas.’ Fricke’s voice has been a staple in country music for decades and now fans across the globe can add this album to their holiday favorites. Singles that evoke visions of sugar plums and snow such as, “Winter Wonderland,” “Jingle Bells,” and “The Christmas Song,” will be featured on the album along with the original single, “The Followers” written by Fricke and Jeff Steele. ‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas’ is now available exclusively at JanieFricke.com or facebook.com/janiefricke.

“Christmas is my favorite time of year,” says Fricke. “It is a chance for family and loved ones to gather while having great food, fellowship, and sharing the love, while celebrating our savior, Jesus Christ’s birth. It is a way to bring the year to an end and celebrate such a joyous occasion. I had never recorded a Christmas album before. It was exciting to research my favorite Christmas songs and remember my mom playing piano and teaching me how to sing.”

‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas’ was produced by Fricke, Jeff Steele, and assistant producer Sonny Morris. Fans of Fricke will be whisked away in comfort and joy after reveling in her signature sound crafted with a whole new sentiment. Fricke’s vocals are perfect for the soothing ballads and cheerful jingles that are nostalgic for the Christmas season. Listeners anticipate classic stories displayed in a unique light, leaving hearts merry and bright. ‘A Cowgirl Country Christmas’ is available to buy in physical copy at the links above!

A Cowgirl Country Christmas track listing:
1. Winter Wonderland
2. The Christmas Song
3. Jingle Bells
4. The Followers
5. Once in Royal David’s City
6. What Child Is This?
7. Let It Snow
8. O Holy Night
9. Twas the Night Before Christmas

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About Janie Fricke:
A two-time CMA & ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, Fricke has hit the #1 spot on the Country charts an astounding 18 times. She was named Billboard Magazine Top Female Vocalist, was the First Female Voice on the Moon, and was named the UK’s Country Music Round Up’s Most Popular International Female Solo Act. Her music has reached Gold and Platinum sales status worldwide, and the talented and personable Indiana native has recorded numerous jingles for Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut, and United Airlines. Janie has released 25 albums and 36 hit singles, and she remains one of the most beloved entertainers in the Country field. For more information, go to www.janiefricke.com.
 

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Janie Fricke Celebrates 35th Anniversary Of Three #1 hits Including “Let’s Stop Talkin’ About It,” “Your Hearts Not In It” and “A Place To Fall Apart” With Merle Haggard

Janie Fricke Celebrates 35th Anniversary Of Three #1 hits Including “Let’s Stop Talkin’ About It,” “Your Hearts Not In It” and “A Place To Fall Apart” With Merle Haggard

Janie Fricke Will present at 53rd Annual CMA Awards along with Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Craig Morgan, Midland, Trisha Yearwood and more
Janie Fricke continues to tour and is now booking dates for 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke is celebrating the 35th anniversary of three #1 hits including “Let’s Stop Talking About It,” Your Heart’s Not In It” and “A Place To Fall Apart” with Merle Haggard. Throughout the course of 1984, “Let’s Stop Talking About It,” written by Deborah AllenRafe Van Hoy and Rory Bourke was released in January, “Your Heart’s Not In It,” written by Tom Shapiro, Michael Garvin and Bucky Jones was released in August and “A Place To Fall Apart,” Written by Merle HaggardWillie Nelson and Freddy Powers was released in October. All three of these songs spent a week at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Chart, adding to her total of 28 Top 40 hits.

“I have great memories performing these songs and still sing many in my shows” says Janie Fricke. “It was an important decade in country music and I am proud to have been a part of it.”

Janie Fricke along with Bobby Bones, Blanco Brown, Hannah Brown, Deana Carter, Kristin Chenoweth, Jim Gaffifan, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Craig Morgan, Jennifer Nettles, Madelaine Petsch, Midland, J.B. Smoove, Pam Tillis, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood is set to present at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 13, hosted by Carrie Underwood and special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

“I’m thrilled beyond words to be invited to present an Award this year at the CMA’s. As the show is watched my millions of viewers, I can once again connect to the industry on a special night of entertainment,” said Fricke. “It reaches out to the many generations throughout time, and touches all with great music and memories. I am so proud to have won CMA Female Vocalist two years in a row, and thrilled that one is on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, along with the costume I wore while performing for President Reagan, at Camp David. These memories are priceless and hard to believe! Blessings from above!”

Real Gone Music recently released ‘It Ain’t Easy: The Complete Hits’, available now. This is a 41-track, 2 CD compilation that spans from 1977 to 1989 and includes not just her solo smashes such as “What’re You Doing Tonight,” “It Ain’t Easy Being Easy,” “He’s A Heartache (Looking For A Place To Happen),” and “Tell Me A Lie,” but also her chart-topping duets with Charlie Rich (“On My Knees”), Merle Haggard (“A Place to Fall Apart”), Larry Gatlin (“From Time To Time”) and Johnny Duncan (“Come A Little Bit Closer”). As an added bonus, Janie penned the liner notes, which are accompanied by previously unseen photos and she autographed 100 booklets for fans who order ‘It Ain’t Easy: The Complete Hits’ through Real Gone Music.

Raised on a farm in Indiana, Janie Fricke began singing in church, and later turned that talent into a career which began as one of the marketing industry’s most successful jingle singers. Long before her success as a country artist, millions of people became familiar with Fricke’s voice through ads for United Airlines, Coca-Cola, 7-Up, McDonald’s and Red Lobster. She soon became a session singer where she was singing background in the studio with some of the biggest country stars of the late 70’s and early 80’s, including Loretta LynnEddie RabbittCrystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, and Mel Tillis.

After a string of duets with such greats as Merle Haggard and Moe Bandy, Fricke landed a solo recording contract in the early 80’s and scored several hit singles, including “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby,” “He’s a Heartache” and “You’re Heart’s Not In It.” She won CMA’s coveted “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1983 and ’84 and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been credited with over 1,600 album projects and scored 36 hit singles.

In recent years, Sony Music Entertainment made four of Fricke’s classic albums available to fans on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms via the Legacy Digital Vault campaign, including The First Word In MemoryThe Very Best of Janie FrickeBlack & White and Saddle in the Wind! The collection of albums features the 18-time chart-topper’s biggest hits, including “It Ain’t Easy Being Easy,” “Tell Me a Lie,” “She’s Single Again” and more. Legacy Recordings also released The Essential JANIE FRICKE to all digital service providers earlier this year.

In addition, Fricke put a bluegrass spin with some fresh interpretations to many of her beloved tunes with the release of Country Side of Bluegrass. The 13-track collection was produced by Bil VornDick, whose credits also include Alison KraussBela Fleck, and Marty Robbins, and features some of the finest pickers in the industry.

Janie Fricke ‘It Ain’t Easy: The Complete Hits’ Track Listing
Disc 1:
1. What’re You Doing Tonight
2. Come A Little Bit Closer (with Johnny Duncan)
3. Stranger (with Johnny Duncan)
4. Baby It’s You
5. Please Help Me, I’m Falling (In Love With You)
6. On My Knees (with Charlie Rich)
7. Playing Hard To Get
8. Love Your Troubles Away For A While
9. Let’s Try Again
10. But Love Me
11. Pass Me By (If You’re Only Passing Through)
12. He’s Out Of My Life (with Johnny Duncan)
13. Down To My Last Broken Heart
14. Pride
15. I’ll Need Someone To Hold Me (When I Cry)
16. Do Me With Love
17. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby
18. It Ain’t Easy Being Easy
19. You Don’t Know Love
20. He’s A Heartache (Looking For A Place To Happen)
21. Tell Me A Lie

Disc 2:
1. Let’s Stop Talkin’ About It
2. If The Fall Don’t Get You
3. Your Heart’s Not In It
4. A Place To Fall Apart (with Merle Haggard)
5. The First Word In Memory Is Me
6. Who Cares (with Ray Charles)
7. All I Want To Do In Life (with George Jones)
8. She’s Single Again
9. Somebody Else’s Fire
10. Easy To Please
11. Always Have, Always Will
12. When A Woman Cries
13. Are You Satisfied
14. From Time To Time (It Feels like Love Again (with Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers)
15. Baby You’re Gone
16. Where Does Love Go (When It’s Gone)
17. I’ll Walk Before I’ll Crawl
18. Heart
19. Give ‘Em My Number
20. Love Is One Of Those Words

Janie Fricke On Tour:
NOV 16 – Orange Blossom Opry / Weirsdale, Fla.
FEB 20 – Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts / Victoria, Texas
FEB 21 – New Brauntex Theater / New Braunfels, Texas
FEB 22 – Dosey Doe Big Barn / The Woodlands, Texas
JUN 21 – Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater / Branson, Mo.
JUL 10 – Blue Gate Theatre / Shipshewana, Ind.
DEC 04 – The New Granbury Live / Granbury, Texas (Christmas Show)
For Janie Fricke’s most up-to-date tour schedule, visit: janiefricke.com

About Janie Fricke:
A two-time CMA & ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, Fricke has hit the #1 spot on the Country charts an astounding 18 times. She was named Billboard Magazine Top Female Vocalist, was the First Female Voice on the Moon, and was named the UK’s Country Music Round Up’s Most Popular International Female Solo Act. Her music has reached Gold and Platinum sales status worldwide, and the talented and personable Indiana native has recorded numerous jingles for Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut and United Airlines. Janie has released 25 albums and 36 hit singles, and she remains one of the most-beloved entertainers in the Country field. For more information, go to www.janiefricke.com.
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JANIE FRICKE ADDED AS PRESENTER FOR “THE 53RD ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

JANIE FRICKE ADDED AS PRESENTER FOR “THE 53RD ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”

ALONG WITH BOBBY BONES, BLANCO BROWN, HANNAH BROWN, DEANA CARTER, KRISTIN CHENOWETH, JIM GAFFIGAN, VINCE GILL, KATHY MATTEA, MARTINA McBRIDE, MIDLAND, CRAIG MORGAN, JENNIFER NETTLES, MADELAINE PETSCH, J.B. SMOOVE, PAM TILLIS, MORGAN WALLEN AND TRISHA YEARWOOD

Country Music’s Biggest Night™, Hosted by Carrie Underwood with Special Guest Hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, Airs Live from Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, Nov. 13 on the ABC Television Network

NASHVILLE – Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones, Country artist Blanco Brown, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars’ Hannah Brown, Country artist Deana Carter, actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, Country artist Janie Fricke, actor/comedian Jim Gaffigan, Country artists Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Midland and Craig Morgan, artist and actress Jennifer Nettles, Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch, actor, comedian and writer J.B. Smoove, and Country artists Pam Tillis, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood are set to present at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards.” Country Music’s Biggest Night™, hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, airs live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

Previously announced performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Old Dominion, Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Additional performers will be revealed this week.

“The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Alex Rudzinski is the Director, and David Wild is the Head Writer.

For more information on “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com and follow CMA on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Fans can listen to music featuring the CMA Awards nominees and performers, on Amazon MusicApple MusicPandoraSpotifyVevo and YouTube. To celebrate “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” the official merchandise line featuring tees, sweatshirts and other gifts is now available online. Fans can order by Tuesday, Nov. 5 to receive before the show. Merchandise will also be sold on-site at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13. 

REAL GONE MUSIC TO RELEASE JANIE FRICKE ‘IT AIN’T EASY: THE COMPLETE HITS’ ON CD AUGUST 9

REAL GONE MUSIC TO RELEASE JANIE FRICKE ‘IT AIN’T EASY: THE COMPLETE HITS’ ON CD AUGUST 9

Includes all 38 charting hits, including duets with Charlie Rich, Johnny Duncan, Merle Haggard and Larry Gatlin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke announces the release of ‘It Ain’t Easy: The Complete Hits’ through Real Gone Music on August 9. This 41-track, 2 CD compilation includes many of her 18 number one hits including “What’re You Doing Tonight,” “It Ain’t Easy Being Easy,” “He’s A Heartache (Looking For A Place To Happen),” “Tell Me A Lie” and more. All forty-one songs released on ‘It Ain’t Easy: The Complete Hits’ will be available at Amazon.com. Also included are popular duets with Johnny Duncan, Merle Haggard, Charlie Rich, George Jones and Larry Gatlin.

“It is with thankfulness and sheer pride to see this project appear at a time in my life when I least expected such a special gift,” says Janie Fricke. “The team who researched my recordings worked many hours to come up with choice songs from my recorded repertoire. As I look back to those years of hours spent in the studio with the best producers, musicians and engineers, I never dreamed that it would become a pretty package all wrapped up, presented to me and the world in 2019.”

Raised on a farm in Indiana, Janie Fricke began singing in church, and later turned that talent into a career which began as one of the marketing industry’s most successful jingle singers. Long before her success as a country artist, millions of people became familiar with Fricke’s voice through ads for United Airlines, Coca-Cola, 7-Up, McDonald’s and Red Lobster. She soon became a session singer where she was singing background in the studio with some of the biggest country stars of the late 70’s and early 80’s, including Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, and Mel Tillis.

After a string of duets with such greats as Merle Haggard and Moe Bandy, Fricke landed a solo recording contract in the early 80’s and scored several hit singles, including “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby,” “He’s a Heartache” and “You’re Heart’s Not In It.” She won CMA’s coveted “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 1983 and ’84 and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been credited with over 1,600 album projects and scored 36 hit singles.

In recent years, Sony Music Entertainment made four of Fricke’s classic albums available to fans on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital platforms via the Legacy Digital Vault campaign, including The First Word In MemoryThe Very Best of Janie FrickeBlack & White and Saddle in the Wind! The collection of albums features the 18-time chart-topper’s biggest hits, including “It Ain’t Easy Being Easy,” “Tell Me a Lie,” “She’s Single Again” and more. Legacy Recordings also released The Essential JANIE FRICKE to all digital service providers earlier this year.

In addition, Fricke put a bluegrass spin with some fresh interpretations to many of her beloved tunes with the release of Country Side of Bluegrass. The 13-track collection was produced by Bil VornDick, whose credits also include Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, and Marty Robbins, and features some of the finest pickers in the industry.

Janie Fricke ‘It Ain’t Easy: The Complete Hits’ Track Listing
Disc 1: 
1. What’re You Doing Tonight
2. Come A Little Bit Closer (with Johnny Duncan)
3. Stranger (with Johnny Duncan)
4. Baby It’s You
5. Please Help Me, I’m Falling (In Love With You)
6. On My Knees (with Charlie Rich)
7. Playing Hard To Get
8. Love Your Troubles Away For A While
9. Let’s Try Again
10. But Love Me
11. Pass Me By (If You’re Only Passing Through)
12. He’s Out Of My Life (with Johnny Duncan)
13. Down To My Last Broken Heart
14. Pride
15. I’ll Need Someone To Hold Me (When I Cry)
16. Do Me With Love
17. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby
18. It Ain’t Easy Being Easy
19. You Don’t Know Love
20. He’s A Heartache (Looking For A Place To Happen)
21. Tell Me A Lie

Disc 2:
1. Let’s Stop Talkin’ About It
2. If The Fall Don’t Get You
3. Your Heart’s Not In It
4. A Place To Fall Apart (with Merle Haggard)
5. The First Word In Memory Is Me
6. Who Cares (with Ray Charles)
7. All I Want To Do In Life (with George Jones)
8. She’s Single Again
9. Somebody Else’s Fire
10. Easy To Please
11. Always Have, Always Will
12. When A Woman Cries
13. Are You Satisfied
14. From Time To Time (It Feels like Love Again (with Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers)
15. Baby You’re Gone
16. Where Does Love Go (When It’s Gone)
17. I’ll Walk Before I’ll Crawl
18. Heart
19. Give ‘Em My Number
20. Love Is One Of Those Words

Janie Fricke On Tour:
AUG 17 – The New Granbury Live / Granbury, Texas
SEP 07 – Private Event / Centerville, Texas
OCT 05 – Confederate Square / Gonzales, Texas
NOV 02 – Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium / Sweetwater, Texas
NOV 16 – Orange Blossom Opry / Weirsdale, Fla.
FEB 20 – Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts / Victoria, Texas
FEB 21 – New Brauntex Theater / New Braunfels, Texas
FEB 22 – Dosey Doe Big Barn / Spring, Texas
JUN 21 – Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater / Branson, Mo.
JUL 10 – Blue Gate Theatre / Shipshewana, Ind.

About Janie Fricke:
A two-time CMA & ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, Fricke has hit the #1 spot on the Country charts an astounding 18 times. She was named Billboard Magazine Top Female Vocalist, was the First Female Voice on the Moon, and was named the UK’s Country Music Round Up’s Most Popular International Female Solo Act. Her music has reached Gold and Platinum sales status worldwide, and the talented and personable Indiana native has recorded numerous jingles for Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut and United Airlines. Janie has released 25 albums and 36 hit singles, and she remains one of the most-beloved entertainers in the Country field. For more information, go to www.janiefricke.com

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Janie Fricke Media Contact:
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Janie Fricke Booking Contact:
Carrie Moore-Reed, carrie@thirdcoasttalent.com, 615-685-3331