Today HITKOR announced the GRAMMY nominated artists and Dove Award winners, Isaacs, will perform their first official live streaming concert, Christmas with The Isaacs. The concert will air on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00 PM (PST) / 9:00 PM (EST) exclusively on HITKOR.com and will be accessible in more than 30 countries live and on demand. Special guests “Ugly Sweater Trio” featuring Gary Chapman, Reggie Hamm and Kevin Fowles will perform the pre-show event.
Following their 50th anniversary in 2021, the Isaacs became official members of the Grand Ole Opry and Gospel Music Halls of Fame and continue to build on the legacy first launched by the family back in 1971. The masterful singers, musicians and songwriters. Known for their ability to bridge and merge genres. Their sound has led to invitations from high-profile contemporaries – including Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Paul Simon and many more – to sing on numerous albums and share stages across the country. In 2023 they will go on tour with country star Reba McEntire.
“We are grateful for the invitation from the amazing team at HITKOR to share ‘Christmas with Isaacs’ with our friends all over the globe. It’s one of our favorite times of the year and we look forward to celebrating the Christmas spirit with this special holiday show,” says band member Sonia Isaacs.
“The Isaacs are musical treasures and the perfect group to help us bring in the holidays. We are fortunate to partner with them and welcome their family and their unforgettable voices to the HITKOR stage,” says Russ Miller, CEO of HITKOR. “We look forward to providing the Isaacs and their audience with an experience Premium live viewing.”
HITKOR’s team of more than 50 cast members collaborate with each performer to deliver a high-quality pre-show and performance experience for audiences around the world. Multiple cameras show all the action and the set design is customized for each performance. All sound passes through HITKOR’s professional recording studio ensuring audio quality unmatched by traditional TV broadcasts and live social media feeds.
Lily Isaacs is the group’s vocalist and matriarch. She began as an off-Broadway actress at the Woodstock Playhouse and a folk singer recording for Columbia Records. She wrote two autobiographies about her life story. The band is completed by her three children: Ben, Sonia and Becky. Ben is the bass player and vocalist. He has been nominated for over 13 GRAMMYs, has been named Producer of the Year multiple times at the Absolutely Gospel Awards and has produced numerous Dove Award winning albums. Sonia plays the mandolin and is also a singer. After going solo country with Lyric Street Records, Sonya concentrated on writing songs and many were recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Lynn Rimes, Martina McBride, Vince Gill and many others. She has won several dub awards for her songs, and also enjoys singing background vocals for artists such as Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill and others. Becky plays the guitar and is also the singer of the group. She started writing songs as a teenager, and had her first hit with “Stand Still”. She has sung background vocals for a variety of artists including Paul Simon, Alabama, Dolly Parton, Don Williams and Merle Haggard to name a few. She has also been nominated and awarded Singer and Songwriter of the Year at several award shows.
Tickets for Christmas with Isaac are on sale now and only available at HITKOR.com. LIVE tickets are $17.99 (live and on demand) and ALL ACCESS tickets are $19.99 and include bonus, backstage content as well as the Ugly Sweater Trio performance before the main show.
Ticket buyers can customize their experience using multicam KORplayer and will also have extended access to the concert footage for at least one year, allowing access not only to the LIVE event, but whenever they want. Fans can watch their favorite artists in high-definition video while immersed in HEAR360 spatial audio and using their favorite headphones or earphones. In addition, fans become “directors” of the show by choosing different camera angles and customizing what they want to see when watching the encore performance (programming available on the encore 72 hours after the LIVE broadcast). Using their mobile device, they can explore the stage in 180-degree dynamic virtual reality.