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11.23.2011
RODNEY ATKINS TO APPEAR ON NBC'S LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON
Curb Records' Rodney Atkins will kick off his Thanksgiving celebration a day early making an appearance on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, November 23 to perform his two-week No. 1 and the title track of his new album, “Take A Back Road,” alongside acclaimed Fallon house band, The Roots. Atkins will then join TODAY Show’s Al Roker on Thursday, November 24 prior to his performance on The 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on NBC.

Atkins, who released his fourth studio album, TAKE A BACK ROAD, on Oct. 4, also opens up for the first time about his adoption in this week’s PEOPLE Magazine and the emotional moment when he was able to meet and reunite with his birth mother for the first time. To read the full story and see photos of Atkins as a child, pick up a copy of the Dec. 5, 2011 issue on stands this week.

As previously announced, Atkins will ring in the holiday season with a performance at the 89th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on December 1 live from Washington, D.C. on PBS. Details on all appearances and performances can be found below.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, NBC, 11:35 p.m. CT/12:35 a.m. ET

Thursday, November 24, 2011
TODAY SHOW, NBC, 7:00 a.m. ET

THE 85TH ANNUAL MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, NBC, 9 a.m. ET
(tape delay; check local listings for details)

Friday, December 1, 2011 89TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, PBS, 4:30 p.m. ET
(ceremony to be streamed LIVE at www.thenationaltree.org)


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