"It doesn't matter if you can see pine or palm trees outside your window ... you will find 'Almost Christmas' a very warm and enjoyable holiday experience."
- Chuck Dauphin / Music News Nashville
Nashville, TN (November 12, 2013) - Singer/songwriter Mike Aiken rings in the holidays with "Almost Christmas," a seasonal single and video filled with the Virginia troubadour's down-home warmth and charm.
The video, directed by Andrew Piland, inspires a sense of peace and quietude, reflecting a season of restoration and hope. Twinkling lights and snow-filled vistas fuel the viewer's imagination while a wreath-bedecked train brings eager travelers home. The striking red barn and manor house featured throughout the video are located at Windsor Castle Park in historic Smithfield, Virginia.
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Additional scenes were shot inside downtown Smithfield's The Christmas Store. Thousands of ornaments, including the glass candy-cane guitar slide used by Aiken, sparkled magically. "The town's charm perfectly fit how I felt when I wrote the song," says Aiken. "The folks at Smithfield Tourism, The Christmas Store and the locals all went out of their way to make us feel welcome during the shoot."
The single is available to radio programmers via Airplay Direct and CDX, and fans can purchase the ALMOST CHRISTMAS EP (Northwind Records) and single online at Amazon and iTunes. The disc includes three originals and three classics recorded in Aiken's signature style. Look for the video to air next month on ZUUS Country, America's Country Connection, Young Country TV, Sunday's Kind Of Country, Alternate Root TV, and HighwayFM TV.
In an effort to give his fans an additional taste of the holiday spirit, Mike has posted his own personal egg nog recipe video HERE.
Keep up with Mike online at www.mikeaikenmusic.com, Facebook and Twitter.
A renowned entertainer, Mike has toured extensively across the U.S. and abroad. As a USCG-certified boat captain, he has sailed the world and lives on a 42-foot sailboat with his wife in the coastal waters of Virginia. His current CD, CAPTAINS & COWBOYS, is Mike's sixth studio project and was co-produced with Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) and Ben Strano (Jack Sundrud/Poco).
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