NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 14, 2020) – Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Members, Exile, recently released a new sentimental Christmas single, “Kid At Heart” and personal lyric video to accompany the release which included family photos of the band members. The reminiscing and timeless lyric video created by Jenny List at Pheasant Productions based in Nashville. Watch the video here.
The video was picked up by Rooms-To-Go for their in-store entertainment and aired on National, International, Syndicated and On Demand outlets for linear rotation to also include Roku and Apple TV. “Kid At Heart” is available for viewing on Heartland TV, DC Networks, Stryk TV, Country Music Channel, Nashville Country TV, My Jam Music and more.
The song was penned by Exile member, JP Pennington and John Bizzack and distributed for radio airplay on the CDX 2020 Christmas Volume. The song is available for download and streaming on all digital music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music and morehere.
"Kid At Heart” was inspired by the way I still feel at Christmas time. It's my hope that it makes others feel the same." shared JP Pennington of Exile. “It was an honor to write this song with John Bizzack, who I have been producing records on and writing with for over a decade.”
"It was both a privilege and a pleasure getting to create a visual interpretation of this beautifully nostalgic song. "Kid At Heart" is a wonderful reminder that childlike joy can be found at any age, and holiday traditions retain their magic throughout life,” expressed video producer, Jennie List. “Getting to illustrate the message of the song through snapshots of the band's own personal lives was such a special project of which to be a part."
Due to Covid-19 and the song was recorded in three different locations. As the band described, “Files flying everywhere!” The only band member who left their respective town during the whole process was JP Pennington who made two trips to Nashville during the making of this project. “Kid At Heart” was the first recording they made where guitars, vocals and percussion were recorded first. Guitars, vocals, percussion were tracked at Tower Station Studio, Bourbon County, KY. Drums, bass and keyboards recorded and engineered at The DAWg Houze in Hendersonville, TN by Tony Cottrill and mixing and additional percussion was produced by Paul Scholton at County Q Productions in Nashville, TN. The music was mastered by Mike Purcell.
2020 celebrates the 57th anniversary for the band, which formed in Richmond, Ky. Since beginning in 1963 the band has had No. 1 hits on both the pop and country charts, achieving ten No. 1 hits on the country chart. Previous Christmas music released by the group includes their album Wrapped Up in Your Arms for Christmas in 2016 and “Happy Birthday, Jesus” released in 1995 and also recorded by Alabama in 1996. The song was written by JP Pennington along with Teddy Gentry at his farm in Ft. Payne, AL in early 1995.
Pop/country crossover hit-making band will continue to tour performing their greatest hits, fan-favorite on-the-road songs from over the years, and will continue to announce new dates for 2021. More information on Exile can be found at http://www.exile.biz/.
About Exile: Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their over 55 year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980’s Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” The hit song "Kiss You All Over" was used in the 1996 Adam Sandler movie “Happy Gilmore” and in the 2006 film “Employee of the Month.” They have toured with acts including Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and The Judds. The 5 original Exile members re-formed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Current members of the band include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. 2020 celebrates 57 years for the band and the 42nd anniversary of the hit song “Kiss You All Over.” For more information, visitwww.exile.biz.
L-R: Exile: Steve Goetzman, JP Pennington, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Les Taylor