RYLAND JAMES TEAMS UP WITH RALPH TO COVER DOLLY PARTON’S “A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER” OUT NOW
LISTEN TO RYLAND JAMES’ “A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER FT. RALPH” HERE
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO SET TO BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER
08 OCTOBER 2021 - (TORONTO, ON) – Today JUNO award nominee and platinum selling artist Ryland James released his very special holiday track, “A Christmas To Remember Ft. Ralph.” James paired up with the pop-singer and notorious bop-writer Ralph to cover the iconic Dolly Parton holiday song. Listen to“A Christmas To Remember Ft. Ralph” HERE.
Recorded in Montreal and produced by Connor Seidel, the track which was originally a duet between Parton and Kenny Rogers, marks James’ first ever official duet and his debut Dolly Parton cover. James said, “I’m honoured that it [A Christmas To Remember”] gets to be one of Dolly’s greatest holiday classics. There was just something so special about the song the first time I listened to it that made me want to take a shot at singing it this year.” He continued, “It took me back in time to all my favourite holiday memories and had me dancing like a maniac every time it would come on in my playlist.”
When it came time to choose an artist to join James on the song, Ralph immediately came to mind. “I knew of a great Toronto-based artist named Ralph I thought would sound beautiful singing it with me,” James said. “So we got into the studio in July to record with Connor Seidel, an incredible Montreal producer who I’ve worked with in the past, and they both truly crushed it. The track came together perfectly and turned into something I’m really proud to show the world this holiday season.”
For Ralph the combination of a Dolly Parton song and Ryland James was hard to pass up. “When Ryland reached out to me and asked if I wanted to sing a Dolly Parton cover…I was obviously thrilled,” Ralph remarked. “I kinda like that I exclusively sing Dolly Parton holiday songs now. Working with him was a dream, he’s a true doll and I’ve literally never heard a voice like his - it sort of blew my mind.”
James is no stranger to holiday music, in 2020 he released his debut holiday EP, A Little Christmas which included his 2019 smash rendition of “Please Come Home For Christmas”, which has been streamed over 11 million times globally. The official music video for “A Christmas To Remember” is expected to drop in November.
The critically acclaimed artist from Deseronto, ON continues his impressive rise to stardom and has no plans of slowing down. This year James was nominated for two JUNO Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year. And released catchy singles that have quickly taken off including his collaboration with Shaun Frank on the song, “Save Me” and the emotionally revealing ballad “3 Purple Hearts.” His smash hit single “In My Head” from his debut self-titled EP reached platinum certification in Canada, while his catalogue has garnered over 70 million global streams in just a short amount of time.
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