Morrison’s rendition faithfully captures the spirit of the original recording, which was first released in 1995 by Country/Rock band The Tractors. The entertaining holiday track was a natural fit for the Australian-born singer-songwriter, who also happens to be a gifted guitar player.
“I wanted to record a song that was full of dancing, fun and energy while still keeping the true meaning of Christmas at heart,” says Morrison. “What we ended up with is a rockin’ version of ‘Santa Claus Boogie’ - Craig Morrison Country style!”
Morrison released his first U.S. single, “Fences,” to Country radio earlier this year, posting a solid debut on the national MusicRow Country Breakout chart. Both “Fences” and “Santa Claus Boogie” were produced by Grammy-nominated Nashville producer and fellow Aussie Mark Moffatt. Moffatt also produced Morrison’s self-titled 2012 U.S. debut album, now available at iTunes, Amazon.com and GMVNashville.com.
To date, Morrison has balanced successful careers in both the U.S. and his native Australia, where his “Just Another Sundown” single peaked at No. 4 earlier this year on the Australian charts. In 2011, “Hot Kinda Love” took home Country Song of the Year at the Australian Songwriter’s Awards, and in 2012, Morrison was chosen as Male Artist of the Year at the Central Coast Country Music Festival.
The Sydney native is preparing to kick off 2013 with a new single release and U.S. radio tour, followed by a three-week run of shows and festival appearances in Australia. Morrison will continue his overseas tour in April with a handful of performances in France. Visit www.CraigMorrisonMusic.com for music, videos and the most current list of tour dates as they are added.
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