Noel Nighty Night
Originally from Montreal, Canada. Diana Rae is an award-winning singer/songwriter whose works have appeared on Gold, Platinum and Grammy-winning albums, recorded by many noted artists including Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Confederate Railroad, Aaron Neville & Kathie Lee Gifford and Disney's The Little Mermaid. In the Family Music market, Diana's Christmas Album, A Noel Nighty Night (a collection of all-original Christmas songs and lullabies,) has garnered three national awards to date: The 1999 NAPPA Gold Award, The Parent's Guide to Children's Media 'Classic' Award and The Parents'Choice Award. Diana was also honored with an invitation to perform A Noel Nighty Night at The White House. She's received accolades from Rosie O'Donnell, Barbara Bush, Kathie Lee Gifford, educators, authors, publishers, parents and kids! She was the vocalist and co-writer on the Grammy-nominated Rock-a-bye II collection, and she wrote the opening and closing themes for the Rock'n Tots Cafe video series. Her 'character voices' are heard in many audio book stories, and two PBS shows, The Noddy Shoppe and Wish-a-roo Park. Her community fund raising efforts have earned special recognition from Toys for Tots, Pull-Tight Community Theatre and The Dee Dee Wallace Foundation. Diana has been delighting parents and children alike with her Concerts and Storytelling at a variety of venues ranging from the concert stage (opening for the Oak Ridge Boys), to small theaters, elementary schools, libraries, art & historic venues, corporate events, hometown holiday celebrations and The Opryland Hotel Celebrity Storytelling Series. Diana is also a gifted voice actress with many national and regional radio and television commercials to her credit. Many of you may have awakened to the sound of Diana's voice reminding you that the 'Best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!' What folks have said about Diana Rae and A Noel Nighty Night: '...a treasure trove of original new Chritsmas gems - a tour de force in the art of contemporary Christmas songwriting!' - ChristmasReviews.com 'I love the CD....a gifted and talented artist....I truly appreciate your giving me more material to sing along to, especially something I can share with [the kids]!' - Rosie O'Donnell 'Her music is always from the heart and right on target!' - Kathie Lee Gifford 'This beautiful, soulful and talented lady was a sheer delight to behold. Simply magical. a must see Christmas show for kids of all ages!' - Joe Bonsall, Oak Ridge Boy & author of The Molly Book Series 'Ms. Rae has created a shimmering and most memorable collection of holiday songs the whole family will enjoy and sing along with!' - Nashville Parent Magazine 'It's a joy to see work as unique and fine as yours!' - Diana Huss Green, Parents' Choice 'I cannot begin to tell you how grateful we are to you for your appearance at the White House during the holiday season. Your performance so enhanced this special time of year. The President and Mrs. Clinton join me in extending many thanks for your time and talent which greatly contributed to the beauty of the White House this Christmas.' - Capricia Penavic Marshall, Social Secretary, The White House 'I'm so impressed with your good work.... I know there are great literacy needs in Tennessee. I'm glad you're there to help!' - Barbara Bush 'Rae is charismatic...with A Noel Nighty Night, she draws you into a world of imagination and allows you to experience the wonder of Christmas through the eyes of a child. We leave the show with smiles on our faces and feeling a little younger at heart....and we get to forget the worries of the world for a while, to remember our childhood memories of Christmas and better appreiate our own children's feelings during this special time of the year.' - John K. McMillin, Tennessee Magazine 'Diana Rae's inspiring, beautiful music for children is a gift to all of us!' -Peter Jenkins, author of A Walk Across America & Along the Edge of America.