Paul will be on Nite Line on Tuesday Dec 4.

Paul will appear on Nite Line on the Dove television network Tuesday Dec 4, 2012.  Click the link below for more information on viewing the broadcast.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Darlene and Randell Atkins welcome Candice Frazier of Gaffney, South Carolina to Nite Line as she shares a testimony about overcoming the struggles of depression. Tonight, she explains how she has been healed with the help Mercy Ministries. Dr. Stephen Lomax of Simpsonville, South Carolina returns to discuss his latest book, Just Wait ‘Til Your Daddy Gets Home. Paul Parnell of Indianapolis, Indiana sings live on tonight’s program and tells viewers about his newest Christmas CD.

Candice Frazier
Darlene and Randell Atkins
Dr. Stephen Lomax
Paul Parnell

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Small town artist’s Christmas album hits big in Japan

Paul Parnell captures joy and inspiration behind the holiday experience with Pretend It’s Christmas

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – (Dec. 19, 2011) Paul Parnell’s recently released Pretend It’s Christmas, his first album of original Christmas music, is receiving high sales numbers in Japan. Parnell has written a collection of songs drawing from the inspiring memories we attribute to the holidays.

The songwriting began in 2010 when Parnell asked friends and family to share with him their cherished memories about Christmas. After gathering stories from these conversations, Parnell expanded on these perspectives and began working on lyrics and music to conjure up the many emotions that accompany the Christmas season.

The idea of Pretend It’s Christmas is to capture that feeling, any time – of special memories and traditions of a holiday that can transform one’s mood.

Parnell, who comes from a Christian family, has an extensive background working with church choirs as a music director. He also has professional work experience in various other musical programs, from local choir groups, the Indianapolis Men’s Choir, to an off-Broadway show in Las Vegas with singer and actress Debbie Reynolds and a stint doing piano accompaniment for television evangelist Tammy Faye Baker.

Parnell’s love of various music styles and ballad songwriting is prevalent in this compilation of 11 Christmas songs, following Parnell’s belief that, “music should tell a story, leading you to an undiscovered or remembered emotion.”

Parnell, originally from Lafayette, Ind., has lived in Indianapolis for the past 28 years. His interest in songwriting, singing and playing piano has opened doors for him in creating original music scores and offering an enhanced website experience beyond just a visual and written content of a web page.

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Paul Appears on – Paul Parnell: Pretend It’s Christmas

Paul Parnell: Pretend It’s Christmas:

Singer Paul Parnell performs Christmas melodies

Updated: Friday, 16 Dec 2011, 1:16 PM EST
Published : Friday, 16 Dec 2011, 1:16 PM EST

From playing and writing music at church to performing at school, music has served as an anchor in Paul Parnell’s life. As a child growing up in Lafayette, Indiana, Parnell spent his youth deeply involved in music for his home-town church and local school. He also travelled throughout the country to accompany various musical artists.

Parnell has since made Indianapolis his home, where for the past 28 years he’s devoted much of his time and talent to working as a music director in education and church settings.

Parnell’s describes his most nerve-wracking situation as the time when he accompanied Tammy Faye Baker for a live performance in which she hadn’t provided the musicians with any program information. “Just follow my lead” she said.

Parnell also has worked with Christopher Tompkins for the Debbie Reynolds show, “Broadway off Broadway,” in Las Vegas and premiered the song, “From All My Heart to You,” with the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus.

One year ago, Parnell began working on songs for his first Christmas album, “Pretend It’s Christmas.”

Parnell believes that the musical lyric “should tell a story, leading you to an undiscovered or remembered emotion.”

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