NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wrapping up a whirlwind year, The Imaginaries release "This Christmas"today. Turning the Donny Hathaway classic into a duet, the husband-and-wife duo composed of Maggie McClure and Shane Henry trade verses throughout the infectious song and flawlessly harmonize on the chorus. Stream and download "This Christmas" HERE.
Hang all the mistletoe and get to know The Imaginaries better This Christmas with their Holiday Livestream Concert Series. Having amassed a loyal social media following with their Quarantunes series, the duo will host four holiday-themed Facebook livestreams each Thursday at 7 p.m. CT from Dec. 1 through Christmas. Tune in HERE.
Produced by McClure, Henry and Stephen Leiweke, "This Christmas" was recorded by The Imaginaries at Yackland Studio during a recent trip to Nashville for AMERICANAFEST. The stop in Music City also included a performance at The Basement as part of The Imaginaries' fall tour. They performed tracks from their 2022 film A COWGIRL'S SONG, favorites off their debut albumand new releases like their latest single "Things Are Gonna Be Alright."
"Equipped with spades of ability and aptitude (The Tennessee Star, Bethany Bowman)," The Imaginaries released "Things Are Gonna Be Alright," written by Henry and Jeff Silbar ("Wind Beneath My Wings"), on Sept. 9. The track followed the recent Netflix premiere of A COWGIRL'S SONG, originally released in theaters and on VOD from Samuel Goldwyn Films on April 22. McClure and Henry starred in the coming-of-age drama, made their debut as film producers and wrote and produced the original motion picture soundtrack.
With support from CMT and Cowboys & Indians, The Imaginaries followed the release of "Things Are Gonna Be Alright" with a short film inspired by the song, which they also starred in and executive produced. Directed by Rahul Chakraborty with Chakra Productions, the video exclusively premiered on Cowboys & Indians. "The video is impressively cinematic in its storytelling while intertwining diverse plot threads — and, like the song it illuminates, delivers a universal and relevant message of hope," praised Joe Leydon.
Last year, the Oklahoma natives partnered with the Chickasha Economic Development Council for the release of their festive video for their holiday original, “Christmas Town." The video celebrated the Chickasha Festival Of Light, named by Forbes Magazine and USA Today as one of the best light displays in the United States. The duo recently returned to Henry's hometown to headline the Chickasha Downtown Park Grand Opening Celebration. The event unveiled a 50-foot-tall recreation of the A CHRISTMAS STORY leg lamp, marking Chickasha's ties to the film.
ABOUT THE IMAGINARIES
Watching husband and wife duo Maggie McClure and Shane Henry (The Imaginaries) perform songs and/or interact with one another on camera, you instantly see the chemistry and the deep commitment they share with each other and to their music. Produced by the duo and recorded in Muscle Shoals, Ala. with the legendary Muscle Shoals “Swampers,” their 2021 self-titled debut album marked the beginning of their journey as a band after both singer-songwriters have enjoyed their own successes as solo artists. McClure has opened for Sara Bareilles and Walk Off The Earth and has earned over 50 original song placements on TV shows such as DR. PHIL and COUGAR TOWN, in TV movies and in feature films including COWGIRLS 'N ANGELS and CHRISTMAS IN THE HEARTLAND. Henry played 30 dates on tour with B.B. King, and has also toured with Etta James, Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa to name a few. As a duo, they have been selected to open for Brian Setzer, Judy Collins and John Waite. Many of their songs have been featured in various Hallmark Channel movies like MY CHRISTMAS LOVE and REDEMPTION IN CHERRY SPRINGS, feature films like INFAMOUS and more in recent years. The Imaginaries made their debut as film producers with A COWGIRL'S SONG, which they also wrote and produced the original motion picture soundtrack for and starred in. Released in theaters and on digital April 22, 2022 from Samuel Goldwyn Films, A COWGIRL'S SONG debuted on Netflix Aug. 21, 2022 and was released on DVD/Blu-ray Sept. 6, 2022. McClure, Henry and The Imaginaries have been featured by high profile media outlets such as Tamron Hall Show, Deadline, American Songwriter, Huffington Post, Parade, Guitar Player Magazine, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Cowgirl Magazine, FOX News, AXS and many more.