Kristy Starling Joins Jim Brickman and Friends Tour

( [email protected] ) Nov 03, 2003 01:45 PM EST

Kristy Starling, second-place winner of NBC’s Today’s Superstar, will perform with pianist Jim Brickman on the Jim Brickman and Friends Holiday Concert Tour, including Jeff Timmons (of 98 Degrees), Anne Cochran, and electric violinist Tracy Silverman.

"I'm completely thrilled to be working with Jim Brickman," says Starling. "This is a such a blessing to be included on his amazing record and Christmas tour. I'm confident that the shows will be top notch as the talent I get to tour with is outstanding!"

Starling will also be featured on Brickman’s holiday single, “Sending You A Little Christmans,” written by Brickman, Billy Mann, and Victoria Shaw, and is a part of Brickham’s Christmas album. In the song, Starling vocalizes the song with Brickman on the piano.

"After hearing Kristy's amazing voice on The Today Show, I instantly fell in love with her sound," says Brickman. "Having had the opportunity to work with her on my new holiday single, 'Sending You A Little Christmas' she continues to amaze me. She has a tremendous voice, a wonderful spirit and is easily one of the best singers I have worked with. I can't wait to perform with her every night on my Holiday Tour."

Since she was discovered on the Today’s Show vocal competition last fall, winning second place among 4,000 contestants, Starling has also recently made an appearance another of the show’s vocal contest, this time as a judge. This holiday, in conjuction with the tour and Brickham, Starling will again appear on the Today Show to perform the single as part of the Christmas program. If fans miss them on the air, they can catch them on the radio thanks to Arista Records, the parent company to Brickman's Windham Hill home label, who will put the song on mainstream radio.

The tour will stop at 30 cities nationwide and will last until the end of this year.

Jim Brickman & Friends - Holiday Concert Tour 2003:

11/20 - Fort Worth, TX / Bass Performance Hall

11/28 - St. Louis, MO / Fox Theatre

11/29 - Chicago, IL / Chicago Theatre

11/30 - Rockford, IL / Coronado Theatre

12/02 - Rochester, MN / Mayo Civic Center

12/03 - Sioux Falls, SD / Washington Pavilion

12/04 - Omaha, NE / Music Hall

12/05 - Oklahoma City, OK / Rose State Performing Arts Theatre

12/06 - Houston, TX / Verizon Wireless Theater

12/07 - San Antonio, TX / Empire Theatre

12/09 - Indianapolis, IN / Murat Centre

12/10 - Nashville, TN / Ryman Auditorium

12/11 - Knoxville, TN / Knoxville Civic Auditorium

12/12 - Providence, RI / VMA Arts & Cultural Center

12/13 - Hartford, CT / The Bushnell

12/14 - Hartford, CT / The Bushnell

12/15 - Manchester, NH / Palace Theatre

12/16 - Albany, NY / Palace Theatre

12/17 - Syracuse, NY / Mulroy Civic Center At Oncenter

12/18 - Norfolk, VA / Chrysler Hall

12/19 - Richmond, VA / Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts

12/20 - Frederick, MD / Weinberg Center

12/21 - Wilmington, DE / DuPont Theatre

12/22 - Columbia, SC / Koger Center for the Arts

12/23 - Macon, GA / Macon City Auditorium

12/26 - Madison, WI / Madison Civic Center

12/27 - Toledo, OH / Stranahan Theatre

12/28 - Erie, PA / Warner Theatre

12/30 - Cleveland, OH / Palace Theatre

12/31 - Cleveland, OH / Palace Theatre