Acclaimed holiday music superstar Patsy Trigg, beloved creator of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” has released her new single entitled “It's A Merry Christmas When Pigs Fly” on Eight Little Pigs Publishing.
Acclaimed holiday music superstar Patsy Trigg, beloved creator of “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” has released her new single entitled “It's A Merry Christmas When Pigs Fly” on Eight Little Pigs Publishing. This is her first major release since 2004's “Percy the Puny Poinsettia,” though she has not left the public eye since first climbing the charts in 1979. Trigg's music has been extremely popular for more than thirty years, and she remains the only musician especially known for seasonal music who can sell records in the dead of summer, six months away from Christmas.
It took until 1983 for Patsy's “Grandma Got Run Over...” to achieve Billboard Magazine's #1 rank, inheriting the long-held crown from Bing Crosby's “White Christmas” (Crosby's version is the Guinness Book's best-selling single of all time). Trigg's single held strong at Billboard's #1 for an additional five years. The track has not been displaced from the top ten since its '79 debut. It went RIAA Gold in 1989, and Patsy Trigg received her first RIAA Platinum Certification February 15, 1997.
While comedic lyrical content has arguably been the best-loved aspect of Trigg's recordings, her instrumentation and delivery are easily as soulful and genuine as classic hits by country/western artists such as Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and Emma Lou Harris. Her guitar work is cadenced and unadorned, her tones clean-sounding and free from pretense. Anyone unfamiliar with her non-comedic work should give a listen to “Here's to the Lonely!” as evidence of her genius.
Patsy started performing at age 11 in Anchorage, AK. Her father was in the US Army, providing her with ample opportunities to perform in a wide variety of locales. She has performed all over the United States, in Canada, and in Europe. She has appeared in commercials for Hunt/Wesson, Land 'O Lakes, K-Mart, Orville Redenbacher, Toyota, and for Kellogg's during a Superbowl. She has been performing for over 50 years. Patsy now resides in the family house at Fayetteville, TN, where her father operated a music store and recording studio.
Staff Press Release Writer
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ARTIST CONTACT INFO:
Eight Little Pigs Publishing (BMI)
PO Box 654
Fayetteville, TN 37334