Families and Western music lovers will have a new way to celebrate Christmas this year: the MOV! Broadcast Network’s inaugural MOV! Concert Hall event, “A Cowboy Christmas,” featuring the award-winning artist Mary Kaye. The MOV! event will be available from 6 p.m. EST December 21st through January 3rd on Roku, Amazon Fire, Vimeo and MOVConcertHall.com.
Rental and purchase options will vary by platform and start at $4.95. For information about the viewing options, go to www.MOVConcertHall.com. The MOV! Concert Hall and MOV! Broadcast Network are projects of MOV!.
Mary Kaye is an award-winning songwriter and singer who is at the forefront of Western music in the U.S. Her MOV! Concert Hall event taped live December 18th at the Mesquite Art Center in Mesquite, Nevada features over an hour of Mary Kaye’s original compositions along with such Christmas classics as “O Holy Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Silent Night.”
The MOV! Concert Hall is the brainchild of MOV! Founder and CEO Gloria J. Fredricks. A painter, sculptor and interior designer, Fredricks said: “MOV! is dedicated to bringing new and emerging artists to a wider international audience. The MOV! Concert Hall is opening its doors for the first time to feature the work of Mary Kaye, who breathes so much life and excitement into the music of the American West. We are touched by her faith and Christmas spirit that animates ‘A Cowboy Christmas’.”
Mary Kaye is a mother of 10 children who lives in the 140-year-old ranching community of Escalante, Utah, near the natural beauty of Bryce Canyon. She has been honored extensively in recent years for her songwriting and singing. Mary Kaye has received such awards as: 2013 Best Solo Musician, True West magazine; 2013 Singer and Songwriter of the Year Award, Western Music Association; 2011 Will Rogers Award for Best Western Female Performer, The Academy of Western Artists; and 2010 Female Vocalist of the Year, Western Music Association. In 2015, the UK publication Country Music People gave her fourth album, “Ride A Wide Circle” five out of five stars.
Mary Kaye said: "I am very excited about the opportunity to be the inaugural artist in the MOV! Concert Hall series. I have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, but this marks my first opportunity to reach national and international audiences with my music. Since faith and the Christmas season are so central to my life and that of my family, it is a real blessing for me to be able to share with people around the world at this time of the year."
Gloria J. Fredricks is a resident of Washington, D.C., Minnesota and Arizona. For 10 years, she has been a full-time practicing artist, with a focus on plein air oil painting, figurative drawings, photography, sculpture, fashion design, and the culinary arts. Fredricks ran an interior design firm for 15 years. Her works have been featured in a variety of shows throughout the U.S. and have been sold to collections internationally. She is member of Landscape Artists International, International Plein Air Painters, and a signature member of Northern Plains Artists.
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