Grammy™ Award Winner & Country Music Legend Randy Travis Performing Live on HSN May 27 for World Launch of "Anniversary Celebration" Honoring 25 Years in Music
-- Customers Will Be Able to Pre-Order "Anniversary Celebration" Before the Album's Official Debut In Stores on June 7 -
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 11, 2011 -- On May 27, legendary country artistRandy Travis will celebrate 25 years of chart-topping hits with the exclusive world launch of his latest CD Anniversary Celebration on HSN. The country music icon will perform LIVE on HSN and hsn.com during a special one-hour primetime show at 9 p.m. (EDT) as part of HSN's first-ever 24-hour Americana Event featuring unique American-themed experiences, brands and products.
"Offering our customers a shopping experience that is both entertaining and relevant is at the core of what we do," said Sandy Conrad, SVP of Merchandising for HSN. "We're excited to have Randy Travis kick off Memorial Day weekend and be a part of HSN's first-ever Americana event."
HSN customers will have the opportunity to be first to order a special 2-disc bundle ($14.95) that includes Randy's new Anniversary Celebration release and his best-selling Top Ten greatest-hits CD. Anniversary Celebration includes new songs and megahit remakes such as Forever and Ever Amen, featuring the Zac Brown Band; He Walked On Water, in partnership with Kenny Chesney; Can't Hurt A Man, featuring Tim McGraw; and Is it Still Over?, accompanied by Carrie Underwood.
Randy Travis is one the most recognizable voices in music with more than 20 million records sold and eighteen No. 1 singles. Other acclaimed artists joining Travis on his first-ever duets CD include Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Jamey Johnson, Alan Jackson, Don Henley and Kristin Chenoweth.
The special CD bundle will be available at HSN, hsn.com and via HSN Mobile for $14.95. Travis fans can go to www.hsn.com, keyword: Randy Travis, beginning May 13 to purchase the CD set, and even send well wishes to Randy for his May 27 HSN debut.
In addition to this special anniversary CD bundle, HSN will also offer an exclusive, limited-edition, Gibson Epiphone guitar with a commemorative 25th anniversary, hand-signed Randy Travis plaque... a perfect gift for Father's Day. Additionally, fans can get a taste for what life is like on tour with Randy and his band with "Cooking Memories On the Road," a unique cookbook written by Randy and Elizabeth Travis. The book will be available on hsn.com and feature tidbits and personal photos from Travis' numerous tours, as well as more than 100 mouth-water recipes the country star gathered during his travels.
Notes to Editors
Headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty (e.g. M. Asam, Carol's Daughter, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, FusionBeauty, Andrew Lessman, Lancome, My Life by Mary J. Blige, Perlier, Serious Skin Care, Wei East, ybf Beauty); Jewelry (e.g. Heidi Daus, R.J. Graziano, Rarities: Fine Jewelry by Carol Brodie Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling); Home/Lifestyle (e.g. Jeffrey Banks, Nate Berkus, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Easy Exotic by Padma Lakshmi, Todd English, Emeril Lagasse, Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Wolfgang Puck); Fashion/Accessories (e.g. American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Curations with Stefani Greenfield,Libby Edelman, Sam Edelman, Chi by Carlos Falchi, Diane Gilman, "Timeless" by Naeem Khan, Twiggy LONDON Sharif, Serena Williams Signature Statement); and Electronics (e.g. Sony, Kodak, Acer, Olympus, GE, Panasonic).
A leader in transactional innovation, HSN is the only retailer offering live streaming video in HD on three screens: TV, online and mobile. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website - hsn.com - is a top 10 most trafficked e-commerce site, featuring more than 16,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 34 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).
About Randy Travis:
Randy Travis is one of the most recognizable voices in music, with sales in excess of 20 million records. His impressive career successes include 18 No. 1 singles, seven GRAMMY® Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, two People's Choice Awards, eight Dove Awards, five Country Music Association Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Anniversary Celebration in stores June 7 honors Travis' twenty-five years legacy and as well as his future in country music.