Posted December 2022
Long-time Boomerocity viewers already know that we’re big fans of Exile here. I’ve been a fan ever since “Kiss You All Over” first came out and the band is still alive, kickin’ and touring today.
As you may already know, over the past couple of years Boomerocity has had the privilege of interviewing acouple of the guys from the band: J.P. Pennington and Sonny Lemaire. We are now excited to add to that list of Exile luminaries interviewed, Marlon Hargis.
He's one of the original members of the band and next year - 2023 - will mark their 60th year as a band! Can you believe that? That just doesn't even seem possible, but it's true. They've come out with new Christmas single titled, “Lovin’ Little Christmas Night,” which gave me the opportunity to talk to Marlon.
Full disclosure: Marlon and I have been Facebook friends for a while, but this is the first time I'v ever got to interview him and so it was wonderful to finally be able to talk to Marlon. We had such a great time and I kept him on the phone forever - it was just a fun chat. I think y’all will find it to be fun as well. You can sit there as if you're sitting there with us and enjoy the laughter and the comments about other bands in the music business, collecting records, and all that kind of stuff. It really is a very fun interview.
LEGENDARY POP/COUNTRY CROSSOVER GROUP EXILE RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO IN SUPPORT OF NEW HOLIDAY SINGLE “LOVIN’ LITTLE CHRISTMAS NIGHT”
Exclusive Premiere on AIM TV and to be featured on CMT.com and Heartland’s 12 Days of Christmas
Legendary pop/country crossover band Exile have released a music video in support of their new holiday single, “Lovin’ Little Christmas Night.” The new video was exclusively premiered on AIM TV and will be featured on CMT.com and Heartland’s 12 Days of Christmas among many other popular platforms. Watch the new video on the official Exile YouTube channel at youtu.be/oN6u1ueKYFw.
"We think the video captures the essence of the song - the joys of of a wonderful Christmas season with loved ones," expressed Exile.
“What a joy it was to create this Christmas music video for Exile! To work with such talented musicians and writers such as these guys, makes my job such a treat,” added Greyhouse Films Prod/Dir/DP-Curtis Graham. “The passion they have for their music is so evident as they are a one- of-a-kind band, it’s intoxicating! Hats off to JP, Sonny, Les, Marlon, and Steve for bringing musical joy to this Christmas Season!”
The recently released new holiday single, “Lovin’ Little Christmas Night,” is a cheerful seasonal tune co-written by JP Pennington, Sonny LeMaire and Sharon Vaughn, and is certain to fill listeners’ heads with visions of joyful Christmas scenes as it is somewhat nostalgic! It evokes the joys of Christmas decorations, shimmering lights and strolling arm and arm with the one you love to the town square and the promise of a beautiful night by the warmth of a fireplace!
The well received holiday single, “Lovin’ Little Christmas Night” is available now for streaming on all digital music platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Pandora and more at https://vere.lnk.to/ExileLLCN.
Exile will reach a major milestone in 2023 marking their 60th year together, making them the longest running American self-contained band. With eleven number one songs, three Gold Albums and eight million records sold, Exile continues to tour, create new music and has big plans for the upcoming year.
The healthy camaraderie that has held the hit-making band together all these years remains intact as they continue to write, record and tour, thrilling audiences with new music and fan favorites. “Lovin’ Little Christmas Night” was produced by Exile members JP Pennington and Sonny LeMaire with tracking on the project engineered by Tony Cottrill at Lonely Dog Productions in Nashville, TN and Jeff Myers at Tower Station Studios in Lexington, KY. The new tune was mixed by Paul Shoulten at County Q Productions in Nashville, TN.
For more information, visit www.exile.biz. Stay current with Exile on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Music is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. Watch video content and subscribe to their official video channel on YouTube.
Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their nearly 60-year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980’s Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” The hit song "Kiss You All Over" was used in the 1996 Adam Sandler movie Happy Gilmore and in the 2006 film Employee of the Month. They have toured with acts including Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and The Judds. The 5 original Exile members re-formed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Current members of the band include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. 2023 will celebrate 60 years for the band and the 45th anniversary of the hit song “Kiss You All Over.”