Country music artist and East Tennessee native, Austin Moody, announced the release of his version of ‘Tennessee Christmas’ a song rooted in the traditions of country music, paying homage to the genre’s cultural and regional influences. Austin Moody’s rendition of ;Tennessee Christmas’ stays true to the country music tradition while offering a fresh take on the holiday theme written by Gary Chapman and Amy Grant.
‘Tennessee Christmas’ is featured on an EP project titled ‘Old Fashioned Christmas’, a collaborative collection of classic holiday song covers. The 6-song EP was executive produced by Chris Radomski, the founder of Duke Spirits, with production led by Austin Moody and co-produced by Mitch Furr and Elisha Hoffman.
“My childhood Christmas memories go back to the Appalachian Mountains in East Tennessee. Since moving away, I have traveled to many amazing places, but nothing comes close to spending Christmas in Tennessee,” shared Austin Moody. “This song always takes me home for Christmas and to cherished memories.”
“At a moment when Country music seems to be working through an identity crisis, Austin reminds us that its genesis is simply pure and honest,” stated CMA, ACM, and Grammy Award-winning producer, Keith Stegall.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and award-winning producer, – Mac McAnally added, “Austin Moody is a rare combination of a bunch of good things. He reveres traditional country music and has a natural connection with classic rock and roll ALA Tom Petty. Put that together with an all-American work ethic and blue-collar spirit and you get somebody you want to know with some music you want to hear.”
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