Mannheim Steamroller is an American music group, founded by Chip Davis, that is known primarily for its series of Fresh Aire albums, which blend classical music and rock, and for its modern recordings of Christmas music. The group has sold 28 million albums in the U.S. alone.
In addition to their Fresh Aire and Christmas collections, Steamroller has released an album of Disney music (1999’s Mannheim Steamroller Meets the Mouse), one celebrating his American heritage (2003’s American Spirit, which reunited Chip Davis with C.W. McCall and featured a remake of “Convoy”), and an album Yellowstone, mixing prior Davis compositions and a series of classical pieces by Ottorino Respighi and others.
Mannheim Steamroller’s An American Christmas is a 12-hour nationally broadcast special radio program of music and narrated stories, heard on over 250 stations across the United States. The program is hosted by the group’s founder Chip Davis, and is produced and distributed each year by WestStar TalkRadio Network.
The group appeared in the 2011 and 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, playing their version of “Deck the Halls.”