Music|November 18, 2022 12:36 EST
Williamson Branch releases new full-length album ‘Very Merry Christmas’ featuring Statler Brothers Member Jimmy Fortune
Nashville, Tenn. - Since the release of their debut album in 2015, Nashville based band Williamson Branch has quickly taken the Bluegrass genre by storm. In addition to charting multiple No. 1 hits on radio, garnering numerous awards and receiving hundreds of millions of views from viral performances, they’re ready to write the next chapter with more new music. Available today is the band’s brand new full-length holiday project Very Merry Christmas. It features a total of 14 new recordings and is available for download and/or streaming HERE.
With the release of Very Merry Christmas, there is something for every type of music enthusiast. One of the highlights includes a high-energy medley of the Bill Monroe classic “Christmas Time’s A Comin’” paired with Bing Crosby’s staple “White Christmas.” The result is an upbeat good-time that showcases the entire family including Melody Williamson Keyes, Kadence Williamson, Caroline Williamson, Debbie Williamson and Kevin Williamson. It follows the lead single title-track, which was originally released during the Christmas season in 2021.
Following an unprecedented demand by their 440K FB followers, Williamson Branch finally went into the studio with the main goal of capturing the true nostalgia of Christmas. While doing so, the 2022 IBMA Official Showcase Artists were able to perform an incredible duet of Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” where Caroline sings a must-hear version with Country Music Hall of Fame Statler Brothers singer Jimmy Fortune. The special part about the collection is that the band was able to tackle a variety of different genres throughout. Another highlight is Southern Gospel infused ballad “Be Born In Me.”
Very Merry Christmas serves as the follow-up to the band’s double-disc all-Gospel project Heritage & Hope. Originally released in 2021, the collection went on to beome a massive hit for the band. The lead single “Walking In The Spirit” featuring the Marshall Family has certainly left its mark. After hitting the top spot when it was initially released 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 join in the fun and become a part of the journey, check out their official FB page HERE.
Very Merry Christmas Track Listing:
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 Thee (Traditional)
9. Coal In My Stocking (written by Kevin Williamson)
10. Momma’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. Grandpa’s Reindeer Revenge (written by Randy Brooks)
14. Sleigh Ride (Written by Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parrish)