Josh Groban Valentine's Day Album With You
Available Exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown® Stores
Hallmark.com Press Release
January 2, 2007
Two new romantic songs, My Heart Was Home Again and With You, recorded exclusively for holiday CD
Hallmark announced today that multi-platinum recording sensation Josh Groban is the featured artist for its 2007 Valentine's Day CD. With You includes eight romantic songs personally selected by the recording artist for this special album. Two new songs were recorded by Groban exclusively for his Hallmark CD: My Heart Was Home Again and the title track, With You, which was co-written by Groban.
With You is available January and February 2007, only at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The announcement was made by Ann Herrick, vice president strategic music alliances at Hallmark.
"The Hallmark CD represents a little bit more of my romantic side," Groban said. "I think there are many, many sides to me, but this CD most definitely represents the more emotional side of me, which all guys have, whether they want to admit it or not."
Known for his passionate delivery of a mixture of pop and classical music, Groban is a poetic songwriter and vocalist with more than 14 million records sold in the last few years. Groban's self-titled breakthrough 2001 album, produced by David Foster, earned him double platinum status and international fame when the single To Where You Are dominated the airwaves.
With You includes Mi Morena, originally performed on the Josh Groban, Live at the Greek DVD, and Per Te, co-written by Groban. Among the other tracks selected by Groban specifically for this CD are the emotive When You Say You Love Me, Broken Vow, You're Still You and the romantic Alejate.
Says Groban, "Just as a Hallmark card can simply and poetically show someone you love them, this album communicates the simple and the deepest emotions of love celebrated on Valentine's Day."
Josh Groban's With You is priced at $7.95 with the purchase of three greeting cards at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. Consumers can visit Hallmark.com or call 1-800-HALLMARK to find a Gold Crown® store in their area.
Teri Brown, president of T.B.A. Network, Inc., has worked with Hallmark since 2003 to craft music partnerships and played an integral part in securing the Josh Groban Valentine's Day CD.
Hallmark has offered music since the mid-1980s and is the only specialty retailer to have achieved Platinum and Gold certification of their CDs sold only at their retail outlets. The 2006 Valentine's CD from Michael Bublé went Gold one week after its release, and the 2005 Valentine's Day selection featuring Martina McBride was certified Gold in just nine days. Hallmark CDs are sold exclusively by nearly 4,000 Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and are available for a limited time. Each CD has a focused, seasonal or event theme. Hallmark is synonymous with quality entertainment, producing and sponsoring the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame television series for more than 50 years.