(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) -- Nashville songstress Erica Lane returns this month with a new EP, A Merry Little Christmas, released November 8th. Produced by GRAMMY® and Dove Award winner Bryan Lenox (Michael W. Smith, The Katinas, Enrique Iglesias), the 6-song EP features a collection of holiday standards as well as the self-penned tear-jerking radio single, “Angels in the Show,” which originally appeared on the soundtrack for the 2010 feature film, A Christmas Snow.
"I originally wrote ‘Angels In The Snow’ for a movie called A Christmas Snow, but it has evolved into much more than a song for film,” says Lane. “People approach me every time I sing it and share their memories and stories of lost loved ones, relating themselves to the message of the song."
A former Miss Houston, Lane found her calling while performing in numerous cathedrals throughout England with the Texas Tech University Choir, which was selected as the U.S. representative at the British Choral Convention. During that time, Lane developed a passion for mixing rich, musical tradition with modern originality. With early influences that range from Keith Green to Sarah Brightman, the classically trained singer/songwriter has mastered the art of fusing contemporary pop with sweeping ballads and romantic orchestral impressions.
Lane has spent the last five years touring the Unites States, Canada, Ireland, England and Africa. Her resume is filled with a variety of high profile appearances, ranging from performances at Johnny High's Country Music Review and Ruth Graham and Friends at Billy Graham's Cove, a headlining slot at the Tennessee State Fair, and an appearance with actor/comedian George Lopez at the Moondance Awards Gala in Beverly Hills. Lane’s music has been featured in nearly a dozen film and television soundtracks, and she has made numerous television appearances including Atlanta Live and The Miracle Network, plus radio appearances on major outlets such as Houston’s KSBJ and Downtown Radio in Belfast, Ireland.
In 2009, Lane starred in the family-friendly reality TV series, Inspired Ambition, which aired in North America on FamilyNet, JCTV and Cornerstone TV as well as a variety of international networks in Africa, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Romania, India and more. The series continues to air in syndication on Christian and family networks worldwide, and is now available in stores as a DVD box set from Cloud Ten/E1 Entertainment.
A Christmas tour kicks off in Nashville on November 19th, with appearances and a busy promotional schedule lasting through the holiday season.
"Christmas has always been a magical time of year for me, and there is nothing I enjoy more than sharing my heart through music during the holiday season,” says Lane. “Working with producer Bryan Lenox on this Christmas album was a huge honor, and I am thrilled with the combination of nostalgia, festive fun and originality that shines in this six song EP."
A Merry Little Christmas (Erica Lane Music) is available now wherever music is sold, including iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.EricaLane.com.
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