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You may be thinking, “Straight No Who?” but chances are you’ve heard the music of Straight No Chaser whether you realize it or not. A video of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” recorded in 1998 when they were a 10-member a cappella group at Indiana University and posted to YouTube in 2006, took the internet by storm with over 10 million views. If you have an internet connection, you’ve probably seen it.

One of those 10 million viewers was Atlantic Records Chairman/Ceo Craig Kallman; the rest, as they say, is history.

Here’s that original video:

SNC’s 2008 Christmas album, Holiday Spirits, spent 14 days in the #1 slot on Amazon and 5 days at the top spot overall on iTunes. Their new album, Christmas Cheers, is a fresh 15-track collection of holiday tunes, and the guys are hard at work on a new pop album for 2010.

I was able to attend both a Straight No Chaser meet and greet and concert recently in Atlanta. These guys are amazing—talented singers and choreographers, gracious, and handsome to boot—they’ve got the whole package.

Because I don’t seem to be able to operate both a film and video camera at the same time, this is only part of the song and the camera dips a bit, but here is SNC performing the pop hit “I’m Yours” at the meet and greet before the concert. If you listen at the end you’ll hear Stacie and Renee, too. The guys were incredibly nice, performing just for us and even asking questions about our blogs. They dedicated a song to Anissa, who suffered her stroke that same week.

You knew you were going to get pictures, right?





Win a Copy!

sncIf you would like to win one of two copies of Straight No Chaser’s new 2009 Christmas release, “Christmas Cheers,” just leave a comment telling us this: Are you already a SNC fan, are they totally new to you, or did you see that first video and realize that you were one of the 10 million viewers who had watched their 1996 performance on YouTube?

Help me spread the word and get a second entry by sharing on Twitter or Facebook, something like: “Win @SNCMusic’s CD Christmas Cheers from @DawnMHSH http://bit.ly/7l8zFE” Be sure to leave a separate comment for additional entries.

You can follow SNC on Twitter @SNCMusic or @Ryansongs.

Contest ends Wednesday night, December 16.

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