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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

"12 Cocktails of Christmas" Featuring Steven Cade

Photo credit- Meg Baggott

What's your favorite Christmas memory?

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and we used to live in a neighborhood that was well known for its Christmas light display. That year I got a dark blue 3-wheeler for my birthday and my parents let me drive the three wheeler around dressed up as Santa giving out candy canes all night to all of the cars viewing the Christmas lights.

What’s your idea of a good Christmas Dinner?

A good Christmas dinner is sharing a dinner with close family and sometimes even close friends. Favorite foods items would be turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, and gravy.

Do you have a favorite Christmas album?

This year I am digging Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Christmas Time Again.

Do you have any favorite traditions or favorite movies for the holiday season?

Every year we open gifts, break out the guitar, sing Christmas songs, and spend time with family on Christmas Eve.

What’s been your favorite album of 2019?

Blake Shelton’s Fully Loaded: God’s Country.

What are your hopes for 2020? Any exciting plans?

I hope to write more songs, perform more and continue to use my gifts and talents to help positively impact people’s lives, overall better humanity with the gifts God has given me. I have been asked to perform at the NAMM in 2020, really excited about that. It is the first official invite I have ever received from them.

The holiday season brings the best parties and time together with friends and family. What is your signature cocktail recipe that you will be drinking/serving? Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy Recipe

1½ ounce brown liquor such as brandy, whiskey or rum

1 tablespoon honey

½ ounce lemon juice

1 cup hot water

Lemon wedge, cinnamon stick and star anise, for garnish (optional)

Steven Cade is a Nashville based, award-winning modern country artist and singer/songwriter. Originally from Texas, Steven arrived to Nashville by way of California. Steven Cade has captivated and energized crowds across North America with his signature sound. He infuses contemporary pop elements into country-influenced songs, creating a unique slant on traditional country music. “My goal with my music is to help people get through challenges, while spreading a positive message, “states Cade.

His last CD What I Really Want to Say debuted in the iTunes Top 100 Country Chart. Cade won the Durango Songwriter’s Expo for the song “Sum of Two Hearts,” and he won ‘Best Country’ at the Wine Country Music Awards. “What I Really Want to Say” topped the chart at #1 for 5 consecutive weeks on the New Country Artist Radio in Nashville, and the video aired on GAC and Heartland.

Cade has co-written with industry notables such as Skip Black (LoCash, Tyler Farr, Craig Morgan, Eric Paslay, Emerson Drive), Liz Hengber, (Sara Evans, Reba, Easton Corbin, Brooks & Dunn), Brian Maher ((Taylor Swift, Emerson Drive, Justin Moore, Gwen Sebastian), and Jeff Cohen (The Band Perry, Sugarland, Big & Rich, Santana). His last CD and upcoming new songs were recorded in Nashville, including new video footage from the noted Blackbird Studios.

He is a 4-time San Diego Music Award winner, a member of the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and GRAMMY Recording Academy. He tours nationally and has been featured with Frankie Ballard, Eric Church, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, Gavin DeGraw, and many others.


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