Previews Stars Go Dim’s Christmas EP, The First Noël, Arriving Nov. 6
Nashville, Tenn. (October 29, 2021) — Curb | Word Entertainment’s Stars Go Dim welcomes country singer/songwriter and Curb Records recording artist Hannah Ellis on new seasonal song, “Home,” available today (10/29). The bright, nostalgic duet previews Stars Go Dim’s forthcoming holiday EP, The First Noël, arriving Nov. 6. Listen to “Home (feat. Hannah Ellis)” HERE.
Penned by Stars Go Dim’s Chris Cleveland, Molly Reed Grayson and Josh Bronleewe several years ago, the official recording of “Home (feat. Hannah Ellis)” captures the universal feeling of making the annual pilgrimage back to a place that’s filled with a lifetime of sweet memories and the people you love. Kentucky-native and Nashville-transplant Ellis—who’s written songs recorded by Francesca Battistelli, Sidewalk Prophets and for KING & COUNTRY, as well as numerous country artists such as Carly Pearce, Russell Dickerson, Emily Weisband, Cassadee Pope, and Filmore, among others —is the perfect addition to the cut rooted in family and faith.
“Ever since we moved to Tennessee, we’ve loaded the kids, the dogs and the presents up each year and made the trek home. This song tells that story perfectly. I couldn’t be more excited to have Hannah Ellis jump on this song with me and really take it over the top. I hope you love it, and I hope it reminds you of your family traditions like it does my family,” shares Cleveland of his yearly trip back to his home state of Oklahoma that inspired the track, adding, “Truth be told, my mom has had the demo for years, and it is the only Christmas song that has made it into the playlist at her house during Christmastime that isn’t the Kenny & Dolly Christmas record! This is the true story of what going home for Christmas is for my family.”
The highly relatable track follows the release of the Christian pop hitmaker’s fresh take on “The First Noël,” the namesake of Stars Go Dim’s upcoming six-song EP. Bestowing a worshipful bent to the timeless classic, Cleveland adds a soaring chorus he penned with Jeff Pardo, who also produced the selection. Listen to his elevated version of “The First Noël” HERE.
The two new Christmas offerings come on the heels of Stars Go Dim’s brand new single, “Yes He Does,” the most added song at Christian radio this week and the artist’s first taste of new music since 2019’s Better. Cleveland performed a stripped-down version of the track during a recent taping of “Acoustic Storytime”—also featuring host Jason Gray and fellow singer/songwriters Michael Farren and Hannah Kerr. The monthly in-the-round concert is set to air on SiriusXM’s “The Message” next month. Listen to the powerful new song HERE, and watch the accompanying music video HERE.
Stars Go Dim will debut new music out on the road through the end of the year, sharing the stage with fellow label mate Dan Bremnes and Cleveland’s “10000 MINUTES: THE EXPERIMENT” podcast co-host Tim Timmons on select dates.
About Stars Go Dim:
Formed in 2007 as a mainstream pop band, today Stars Go Dim is the moniker for Christian pop artist and songwriter Chris Cleveland. After years at the helm of an acclaimed independent secular band and more than a decade leading worship at Tulsa’s Asbury United Methodist Church—one of America’s largest congregations—Cleveland found success in the Christian format with his self-titled debut album. The singer has garnered multiple International #1s and Top 5 hits at pop and Christian radio, including the massive No. 1 radio smash in the U.S. with “You Are Loved.” Chris and his songs have been honored with multiple nominations and awards from CMT, NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), ASCAP, Billboard and the Gospel Music Association. His songs have hundreds of millions of streams and have been placed in commercials and ads hundreds of times. In addition, Chris has toured the world, written, and played with many of the biggest artists in pop and Christian music in the last 15 years, including: Justin Bieber, John Mayer, The Goo Goo Dolls, Elton John, Billy Joel, Jason DeRulo, The Fray, Natasha Bedingfield, The Roots, Lauren Daigle, for KING & COUNTRY, Bethel Music, Mav City and countless more. Poised to release his newest project, Grace In The Wilderness, throughout the next year, Chris also continues to write songs recorded by many of today’s biggest artists and worship groups. You can see Chris on tour supporting his music, and keep up with him online at www.StarsGoDim.com or on Instagram or Facebook @starsgodim.
About Curb | Word Entertainment:
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected global brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit www.curb.com.