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World Television Premiere


WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Front Porch Country Band is the featured artist for the World Broadcast Premiere of a new holiday special showcasing twelve original new songs from the six Susquehanna Valley musicians. The one-hour special is the first full-length broadcast by The Front Porch Country Band on PBS affiliate WVIA-TV Christmas night 7-8 p.m:

Christmas Night 7-8 p.m.
“Christmas Once Upon A Time”
The Spirit of an American Christmas


The band’s newest stage show was filmed before a live audience at Williamsport’s historic Community Arts Center for broadcast in HD. The one-hour holiday special features twelve new songs for Christmas – all original compositions from the Susquehanna Valley-based band. The broadcast presents music from their popular full-length Christmas album of the same name. Christmas Once Upon A Time takes viewers on a journey of popular musical styles that evoke all of the joys and passions, wonders and memories, of Christmas.

The special was inspired by the band’s original Worldwide Number One hit, “Christmas Once Upon A Time.” The song rose to become the Number One Christmas Song In The World for 44 weeks on following its earlier release as a single. The song also inspired the band’s popular YouTube Christmas video of the same name.

“We’re delighted to be premiering on WVIA-TV,” says Rick Buck, lead guitarist and founding band member, “because our music is written and recorded right here in Northeast Pennsylvania.”

Their holiday special comes wrapped, packaged, and presented for television featuring the insightful writing, crisp instrumental performance, and soaring 6-part vocal harmonies of The Front Porch Country Band – along with their trademark energy and musicianship for which they’re known worldwide. Viewers will be moved by the band’s performances expressing unabashed reverence for the highest meaning of Christmas combined with wonder for the magic of the season – along with an extra touch of playfulness thrown in, just for good fun.

“Our songs are inspired by the Pennsylvania Christmases we’ve all grown up with,” says Johnny Jolin, one of the band’s four lead singers. “Pennsylvania is our home. We love taking our shows to fans around the world – but it’s special for us to bring it back home to Pennsylvania, where it all began.”

Since forming in 2001, the popular globe-trotting band has toured the world from their base in the Susquehanna Valley, topped the worldwide country charts of the world’s largest internet music subscriber system for more than a year with over a million song plays, opened for country music legend Randy Travis, been featured artists on flagship WSM Radio – Nashville’s “Air Castle Of The South” – all while releasing four full albums of original songs. Their online videos have been worldwide hits. Among their more notable achievements has been The World China Tour, the band’s 21,000 mile showcase where they headlined for weeks to standing ovations on the world’s greatest stages. They recently released their 2-Disc Album of the 18 original songs performed during their world tour.

All six members of The Front Porch Country Band are singer/songwriters who reside in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna Valley. Band members include:

· Rick Buck (Watsontown) – Lead Acoustic & Electric Guitars & Drums
· Joseph Paul Hauserman (Williamsport) – Percussion, Keyboards, & Vocals
· Johnny Jolin (Watsontown) – Lead Vocals & Guitars
· Kim Reichley (Lewisburg) – Lead Vocals & Bass
· Alison Rupert (Hughesville) – Lead Vocals, Guitars, & Keyboards
· Richard Rupert (Hughesville) – Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Drums, & Vocals

The one-hour broadcast, “Christmas Once Upon A Time” premieres Christmas night, December 25, 2010, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. on PBS-affiliate WVIA-TV. The holiday special features highlights from the show’s World Theatrical Premiere, presented on stage at “The Community Arts Center” in Williamsport, PA. A sneak preview broadcast is also scheduled to air on WVIA-TV December 24th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Other Christmas week airings may also be scheduled, pending WVIA broadcast availabilities. Viewers may check local listings for details.

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