Mannheim has sold over 40 million albums, outselling artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Billy Joel, making them one of the top 50 best selling artists during the past two decades
If you lined up all the CDs sold, they would stretch from New York to Los Angeles and then into the Pacific Ocean — more than 3000 miles.
If you stacked up the CDs, they would be taller than the Willis Tower in Chicago — 645 times taller.
The band’s name came from Mannheim, Germany where Mozart lived. Mannheim Steamroller is the name for an 18th century musical technique known as the crescendo.
Chip formed the American Gramaphone record label in 1974 when no label would take on his music. Today, American Gramaphone is one of the most successful independent music franchises in history.
Mannheim Steamroller’s music styling, dubbed “18th Century Classical Rock”, is largely credited with establishing the genre of New Age music.
The music industry told Chip, “Don’t do a Christmas album because that will signal the end of your career.” Mannheim Steamroller Christmas went on to sell five million copies after Chip produced it himself — and changed the sounds of Christmas music forever.
Mannheim Steamroller is the #1 Christmas music artist of all times, selling over 29 million albums. The second highest Christmas artist is Elvis Presley with 17 million albums.
Since 1984, Mannheim Steamroller has traveled more than 40 million miles, hung more than 4 million square feet of video screen and booked more than 60,000 hotel rooms in eight time zones for its annual Christmas tour.
Chip has created two traveling troupes for the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour to meet continuing popular demand even as the tour approaches its 35th Anniversary this year.
The top-selling non-music product on the Mannheim Steamroller website is Cinnamon Hot Chocolate. The hottest selling ring tone for mobile phones is “Carol of the Bells”
The group has traveled throughout the world for recording sessions and concerts including London, St. Petersburg, Russia, throughout Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.
Don’t forget your Hot Chocolate
The Wolf & The Warlander – Trilogy By Chip Davis
The Wolf and the Warlander trilogy captures the incredible adventures of two unlikely friends – Seti the wolf and Ghost the Warlander horse. Brought together by unusual circumstances, these natural enemies grow up alongside one another, facing the challenges that arise from their opposing instincts. Somehow, through the hardships of life in the wild and vicious attacks by predators, they forge an unforgettable, inspirational alliance.
- Book One: The Forever Time
- Book Two: Ride The Wind
- Book Three: The Long Road
- Bonus: Soft Atmospheric Effects CD
After a small review we listed some of our most popular Cd’s from fans!