A new swing on an old favorite -
Upbeat Texas Swing arrangement of “Silent Night” by emerging
Texas Country Artist Taylor Lewis
The Tree: A Texas Country Christmas
Taylor Lewis was born to entertain. He grew up playing sports, going to church, and singing in the Texas Opry circuit.
At 15 years old, he started an apprenticeship with Nashville songwriting royalty Amanda Colleen Williams ("She's Tired of Boys" Garth Brooks & "Beer Run" Garth Brooks / George Jones, daughter of Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Member Kim Williams ("Three Wooden Crosses" Randy Travis, and "Ain't Going Down Till The Sun Comes Up" Garth Brooks).
After a long stint headlining at Cowboys Red River in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, Taylor is now focused on releasing his singer-songwriter material to a wider audience.
This album The Tree: A Texas Country Christmas is Taylor's introduction.
Including new arrangements of traditional classics "Joy To the World," "O Holy Night," and a Texas swing version of "Silent Night," The Tree: A Texas Country Christmas is sure to delight your family holiday party.
But the crown jewel of this album is an original song penned by Taylor and his mentor Amanda called "The Tree."
"I called Amanda and told her I had a song idea I wanted to write with her from the point of view of the tree that was cut down and used for Jesus's manger," said Taylor.
"She said, 'I can't believe you're calling me right now. I am literally watching a video of my dad talking about writing a song from the point of view of the tree that became The Cross.'"
"We both knew we had something special when the song practically wrote itself in about 30 minutes. Her dad had been gone for a few months at that point, and we both got the feeling he had something to do with us writing "The Tree."
Enjoy a sampling of the songs from The Tree: A Texas Country Christmas in the player, and be sure to pre-order your copy today so it will be in your playlist for all your Christmas holiday events.