(CelebrityAccess) – Timing is everything. Sometimes a successful career can actually be a prelude to an artist’s true calling, but it’s a process that can’t be rushed. Just ask Tim Rushlow. In a career already populated with hit songs, 11 million records sold, CMA and ACM Awards, 3 Grammy nominations, 8 world tours and numerous other accolades, the former voice and front man for the country super group Little Texas has long held a desire to share his life long dream to be a curator for the Great American Songbook to the next generation.
“I have been dreaming of doing this for years, but it just wasn’t time”, Rushlow says of plunging into a recording and touring big band career. “This is not a genre hop that’s been convenient for me. I’m not doing a one-off record in the jazz industry and cutting a country/pop record next year. This is a career move that I felt called to do.”
For the first time since the Prohibition Era, The Nashville Palace will offer Music City an authentic supper club entertainment experience as it presents “Tim Rushlow & His Big Band: Swingin' at the Palace!” opening on November 10. The residency is sponsored by WSM-AM, Gray Line Tours, Jack Daniels, Roland Audio and Video, Springer Mountain Chicken, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp, and Shure Microphones. Due to popular demand, 9 additional show dates, titled “Home for the Holidays,” have been added to the schedule. The Christmas themed shows begin December 1 and proceed until December 21.
Tim Rushlow and his all-star, 24-piece Big Band will entertain guests with Great American Songbook classics by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin, as well as fan favorites from Elvis, Buddy Holly and others. Guests will walk the red carpet and be greeted by a maître d’ in a tuxedo before being whisked away into a candlelit, romantic setting with white linen tablecloths where they will enjoy a delicious dinner from an exclusive menu and sip their favorite libation from the “Let’s Be Frank” whiskey and bourbon bar or “Rat Pack Martini Bar.” During the “Home for the Holidays” shows, patrons will enjoy Christmas favorites such as “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and others. There will be Christmas trees and lights, streams of garland and glamorous holiday décor that is sure to take audiences down memory lane or create a new holiday experience.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to spread the holiday spirit with the best crowds around,” said Rushlow. “It has been a dream of mine for years to do this here, and I am so grateful for the support we have received from both our fans and sponsors.”
"We are proud to be part of a new music tradition in our partnership with Tim Rushlow,” said Hobbs, owner of the Nashville Palace. “Both locals and tourists will have a wonderful new option to experience in the night life entertainment of Music City this winter."
In support of his residency, Tim will host a weekly one-hour radio show presented by WSM 650 AM which will focus on Big Band music and its historical impact on American culture, as well as its influence on Country artists from Bob Wills to Ray Price to Marty Robbins and many others. The show will air weekly in October and November. NPT (Nashville Public Television) is set to air ‘Tim Rushlow & His Big Band- LIVE,’ an hour-long concert special on Nov. 2 at 8:00 PM CT. The program is currently a PBS special airing Nationally through June 2018.
Tim Rushlow first achieved multi-platinum success as the powerhouse lead vocalist of country super group Little Texas, with chart-toppers such as “God Blessed Texas,” “What Might Have Been” and “Amy’s Back In Austin.” The crooner has also racked up several solo hits including “She Misses Him.” A three-time Grammy nominee, CMA and ACM award winner, Tim Rushlow is now living his life-long dream as a curator of the Great American Songbook. His concert special “Tim Rushlow & His Big Band — LIVE” is currently airing as a PBS National Pledge Drive through June 2018.Tim Rushlow.
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