Very Merry Christmas from Williamson Branch

Christmastime 2021 is really hitting its stride this week. TV networks other than Hallmark are showing Christmas movies, and the stores are putting up their Christmas displays.

Here at Bluegrass Today, we will be sharing a bunch of new Christmas songs that are being released this month so you can listen while making your own family preparations for the holidays. A few have been shared already, and please remember that you can always find them all by clicking this link.

Today we have a new song on Pinecastle Records from Williamson Branch, which consists of the Williamson family of east Tennessee, now residing in Nashville, plus Anthony Howell on banjo. Pater familias Kevin worked many years as a bluegrass sideman before putting a band together with his wife, Debbie, and their three daughters, Melody, Kadaence, and Caroline. The girls are mostly green up now, and the family harmony and dynamic live show they put on together must be seen to be believed.

Their offering for the 2021 holiday season is Very Merry Christmas, written by David Stewart and Megan Torve, that describes a good, old fashioned Christmas scene at home. Melody kicks it off with twin fiddles, and sings the first verse with Kadence and Caroline taking the others. Anthony’s Don Reno-inspired banjo solo is especially worthy of note.

Melody says that this one will get you quickly into the spirit.

Very Merry Christmas is the warmest, happiest, new bluegrass Christmas song you’ll hear this year! Filled with sleigh bells, family harmonies and Christmas memories, Very Merry Christmas from Pinecastle Records, is sure to get you in a magical mood. It was written by our friend, David Stewart, who wrote our 7 week number 1 hit, Blue Moon Over Texas. We’re proud of the new track and looking forward to the Thanksgiving Day release of its music video. Y’all go listen!”

Have a listen…

Very Merry Christmas from Williamson Branch is available now from popular download and streaming sites online. Radio programmers can get the track via AirPlay Direct.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.