American Idol alum Alex Miller’s latest single, “That’s What Christmas Is For” premiered Friday, November 5th, on People.com. The Kentucky native’s first holiday release for Billy Jam Records is sure to become a seasonal classic - offering a bright, brisk track highlighted by Miller’s warm baritone voice. Written by Nashville tunesmiths C. Aaron Wilburn and Jerry Salley, the record is available for pre-order now with a November 12 delivery.
"Well, it’s Christmas Eve around the tree
Excitement in the air
Mama brought some apple pie for everyone to share
And that chocolate fudge sure is good I think I’ll have some more
Well, I might gain weight but pass the plate
That’s what Christmas is for "
“I’ve been a sucker for catchy holiday tunes since I first watched the movie The Elf,” Alex admits. “I really liked the feel of this one – and all the memories of past Christmases it called up for me.”
The rising star has a sleigh full of happy holiday recollections: While attending Paint Lick Elementary School in Lancaster, KY, Miller performed in several festive plays and musicals. “Mainly it was to get out of English, math and social studies,” Alex confesses. “But I actually learned quite a bit. I was in The Nutcracker for several years -- once played a soldier and one year a tree. You can learn a lot about stage presence by playing a tree,” he adds with a laugh.
After a busy November and December on the road, Alex plans to spend this Christmas at his Dad's house with his Grandparents and brother Parker.
Nov 6 - Lexington, KY - National Anthem for SEC game (KY vs. TN)
Nov 12 - Hodgenville, KY - Lincoln Jamboree
Nov 18 - Greenville, TX - Texan Theater
Nov 19 - Buda, TX - Buck’s Backyard
Nov 20 - Arlington, TX - Arlington Music Hall
Dec 4 - Mt. Vernon, KY - Silver Eagle
Dec 11 - Branson, MO - The Mansion Theatre (open for Rhonda Vincent)
Dec 12 - Branson, MO - The Mansion Theatre (open for Rhonda Vincent)
Dec 16 - Wytheville, VA - Wohlfart Haus Dinner Theater
Dec 17 - Hodgenville, KY - Lincoln Jamboree
Keep up with all things Alex Miller through his website.