Phil Vassar, The Band Perry, Toby Keith Release Videos

No more freezing winters for Santa Claus in Phil Vassar‘s latest video, “Santa’s Gone Hollywood.” Old Saint Nick wins the lottery and takes Mrs. Claus (played by Debbe Dunning, best known for portraying Heidi the “Tool Time” girl in the ’90s sitcom Home Improvement) to Hollywood. The clip, directed by Steve Condon, can be viewed at

Other guests in the video include Philadelphia actor Juri Muller, popular personality Ashlie Kolb and Fantasy Football talk show host Pilar Lastra. The clip is from Vassar’s Christmas album, Noel, which releases this week. The 10-song set offers five holiday classics, including “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “What Child Is This,” along with five original tunes.


The Band Perry will debut the clip for their latest single, “Better Dig Two,” on Wednesday (Dec. 4) via CMT and at 6:00 a.m. ET.  The clip was directed by Declan Whitebloom, who has also spearheaded videos for Taylor Swift. The video will re-air every hour during music hours on CMT and every hour on CMT Pure.


Toby Keith recently released the video for “Hope On The Rocks” to online outlets, including and, on November 30. The video is already in rotation on CMT, GAC and TCN and is directed by Keith’s longtime collaborator Michael Salomon. “Hope On The Rocks” is Keith’s second single from Hope On The Rocks, following “I Like Girls That Drink Beer.”


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