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David Nail performs at the NYSE Tree Lighting Ceremony
NYSE Euronext Celebrates 86th Annual NYSE Holiday Tree Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 10
Public Invited to Attend, Performances Begin 3 p.m., Tree Lighting 4:55 p.m.
Live Broadcast Feed Available via Ascent 3419 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Live Webcast of Tree Lighting from 4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Country music artist David Nail and a cast of other music superstars and local New York City talent performed during the 86th annual NYSE Euronext holiday tree lighting festivities on Thursday, December 10th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the illumination of the 65 ft. tall and 34 ft. wide Norway Spruce taking place at approximately 4:55 p.m. on Broad Street directly in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Missouri native David Nail's MCA Nashville debut I’m About To Come Alive marks the 3rd highest new artist debut on the country charts for ’09 and delivers a Miranda Lambert duet and tunes penned by Kenny Chesney and Rascal Flatts’ lead. People boasts "[it’s] a rewarding set that showcases his soulful, nuanced vocals" and awarded it 3 out of 4 stars. He’s performed at Chesney’s pre-show tailgating parties and opened for Sugarland. Single “Red Light” sits in the Top 10 on the charts.
Music from his new CD I'M ABOUT TO COME ALIVE can be streamed at www.davidnail.com.
Other performers at the 86th annual NYSE Euronext holiday tree lighting included Grammy®-winning country music star and actor, Billy Ray Cyrus; Grammy-winning jazz group, The Manhattan Transfer; rock bands Twisted Sister with Constantine Maroulis, Kerry Butler and James Carpinello from the Broadway musical, “Rock of Ages;” Collective Soul and Stryper; pop rock band, Honor Society; singer/songwriter and daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel; Grammy-winning violinist, Joshua Bell; One Tree Hill actress and singer/songwriter, Kate Voegele; Meet the Browns actress and gospel singer Tamela Mann and teen choir, The Monsignor Donovan Choir. Valerie Smaldone; Dancing with the Stars’, Kym Johnson; the New York Jets Flight Crew and Santa Claus also made a special appearance during the festivities, which was open to the public.
“The NYSE Euronext holiday tree lighting is an outstanding New York tradition and great kick-off to the holiday season,” said Duncan L. Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext. “The all-star celebrity line up and local choir will provide a thrilling and memorable performance. I want to thank each of them for their participation and invite the pubic and the Downtown New York community to join us.”
The NYSE Euronext holiday tree has been Downtown New York tradition since 1923. This year’s tree, which hails from Ramapo, N.Y., is adorned with 10,000 multi-colored lights, 250 multi-colored decorative balls bearing the NYSE Euronext logo, and a 6 ft. star, all supported on a 8 ft. by 10 ft. base fashioned as a holiday gift box. Performances began at 3 p.m. and continued through 6 p.m. and were available to television networks via a broadcast feed at Ascent 3419. The tree lighting (from 4:50 p.m. – 5 p.m.) was available for viewing on www.nyx.com.
Also, adding to the festivities, several of the musicians performing at the tree lighting ceremony walked the NYSE trading floor and rang the NYSE Closing Bell® at 4 p.m.