Bo Bice’s debut album, “The Real Thing,” due Dec. 13 from 19 Recordings/RCA), will be available as a standard CD as well as a DualDisc, with equal parts video (acoustic performances of Bice originals) and audio (bonus tracks not on the CD). One song (“Nothing Without You”) was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and John Shanks, while Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger contributed “You’re Everything.”
On Dec. 7, Bice will be in New York taping a concert for the Oxygen Network’s Custom Concert series. Scheduled to air Dec. 11, the holiday special will spotlight Bice and special guests performing three holiday chestnuts and three songs from the new album.
On Dec. 30, CMT will air the one-hour special “In the Moment With Bo Bice.” According to a source, cameras have been following Bice around since July, capturing recording-studio moments and the arrival of Bice and wife Caroline’s baby, Aidan Michael.
As previously reported, Bice will make an appearance at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, which will be broadcast live Dec. 6 on Fox from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.