It’s that time of year: The Holiday Season! Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s. We’re beginning the celebratory mood with very special guest and Grammy-Award winner Anthony Hamilton Thursday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. He is beginning his national tour for his new album Home for the Holidays which we will be giving away at #DadChat this week! Anthony will talk about kids (he’s a father of six boys), music, love, and Christmas!
Anthony Hamilton hits the road this holiday season for his “Home for the Holidays” tour! Anthony will be playing his hits plus new music from the recently released holiday album. Tickets, VIPs, and tour details all available here.
What’s YOUR favorite holiday song?
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Fans began paying attention to Hamilton in 2002, when he sang the infectious hook on the Nappy Roots’ “Po’ Folks.” That performance netted the singer the first of 12 Grammy nominations for best rap/sung collaboration. After signing with So So Def, Hamilton scored a platinum debut with Coming From Where I’m From in 2003, featuring the chart-topping hit “Charlene.” Two years later, he returned with gold- certified sophomore set Ain’t Nobody Worryin’, which spun off the No.1 hit “Can’t Let Go.” Then in 2008 came The Point of It All, which elicited USA Today’s declaration that Hamilton is “one of the genre’s rare singers.” Hamilton won his first Grammy Award in 2009 for his collaboration on Al Green’s “You Got the Love I Need.”
Some of Anthony’s songs (on YouTube):
Singing in church since he was 10 years old, Hamilton’s natural talent— rich, soul- steeped vocals breathing sonorous life into emotion-packed lyrics—has earned him a reputation as an “artist’s artist.” He counts guest stints on a diverse roster of projects from Dr. Dre, Tupac, and Young Jeezy, to Josh Turner, Santana and John Rich (Big & Rich). Between his own album sales and collaborations, Hamilton has sold more than 20 million albums.
Being a voice for others is what this singer-songwriter considers some of his most important work. Hamilton hosts the annual “Anthony Hamilton Big Payback Week” in his hometown of Charlotte during CIAA Week. With additional support from the Jordan Brand (Hamilton is an ambassador for the brand), he distributes food, backpacks, shoes, and presents checks to shelters and family centers throughout the city. “There are many families in Charlotte that need our help, and working with these organizations, serving the men, women and children here, I will continue to do anything I can to help strengthen our community”, Hamilton says. As a national spokesperson for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Hamilton works to recruit African American male volunteers for the national nonprofit organization. He represents CASA at national child welfare conferences to raise awareness of the growing number of African American children in the foster care system.
Hamilton’s Best Of Me was nominated for two Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song. Says Hamilton, “the immense reception to “So in Love”, “Pray For Me”, and now “Best Of Me” —shows that “R&B is about to be the new mainstream. Real music is coming back.”
And who better to deliver that message than Anthony Hamilton?
Some tweets to bring out your friends for this week’s #DadChat with Anthony Hamilton:
~~ @HamiltonAnthony aka Anthony Hamilton brings Home the Holidays at #DadChat Thursday! #HamFam
~~ #Kids, #Love, and #Music with Anthony Hamilton at #DadChat tomorrow! #HamFam
~~ Win Anthony Hamilton’s new CD “Home for the Holidays” at #DadChat tonight! #HamFam