Music News | Williamson Branch Releases New Album ‘Very Merry Chri’
Nashville, Tenn. – Since releasing their debut album in 2015, Nashville-based band Williamson Branch have quickly taken the Bluegrass genre by storm. Along with racking up multiple #1 radio hits, winning numerous awards, and receiving hundreds of millions of views through viral performances, they’re ready to write the next chapter with more new music. Available today is the band’s newest full-length holiday project, Very Merry Christmas. It contains a total of 14 new recordings and is available for download and/or streaming. HERE.
With the release of Very Merry Christmas, there’s something for all types of music enthusiasts. One of the highlights includes an energetic mix of Bill Monroe’s classic “Christmas Time’s A Comin'” paired with Bing Crosby’s unmissable “White Christmas.” The result is an upbeat good time that showcases the whole family, including Melody Williamson Keyes, Kadence Williamson, Caroline Williamson, Debbie Williamson and Kevin Williamson. It follows the first title track, which was originally released during the Christmas season in 2021.
Following unprecedented demand from their 440,000 FB followers, Williamson Branch has finally entered the studio with the primary goal of capturing true Christmas nostalgia. In doing so, the artists in the official IBMA 2022 showcase were able to perform an incredible duet of Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” where Caroline sings a must-have version with Country Music Hall of Fame singer Statler Brothers, Jimmy Fortune. What’s special about the collection is that the band was able to tackle a variety of different genres throughout. Another highlight is the Southern Gospel-infused ballad “Be Born In Me.”
Very Merry Christmas follows the band’s all-Gospel double-disc project, Heritage & Hope. Originally released in 2021, the collection has become a huge hit for the band. The first single “Walking In The Spirit” with the Marshall family certainly left its mark. After hitting #1 on its initial release in early 2021, it recently returned to No. 1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Gospel chart last month, nearly 21 months after its initial release.
Williamson Branch has several big surprises coming throughout the end of the year. To have fun and be part of the journey, check out their official FB page HERE.
Very Merry Christmas song list:
1. Very Merry Christmas (written by David Stewart, Megan Torve)
2. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Traditional)
3. Be Born In Me (written by Nicole Nordeman)
4. Christmas Time’s A Comin’ / White Christmas (written by Tex Logan, Bill Monroe / Irving Berlin)
5. Rockin’ around the Christmas tree feat. Jimmy Fortune (written by Johnny Marks)
6. Good Tidings Of Great Joy (written by Kevin Williamson)
7. Silver Bells (written by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
8. Children, Go Where I Send You (Traditional)
9. Coal In My Stocking (written by Kevin Williamson)
10. Mom’s Christmas List (written by Melody Williamson Keyes)
11. Joy to the World (Traditional)
12. There’s a New Kid in Town (written by Keith Whitley, Don Cook, Claude Putman Jr.)
13. Revenge of Grandpa’s Reindeer (written by Randy Brooks)
14. Sleigh Ride (written by Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parrish)