Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Williams released a very special rendition of the holiday classic, “Blue Christmas,” via Mercury Nashville. Sam breathes a new life into this staple holiday track, originally recorded by Doye O’Dell and most famously performed by Elvis Presley, with his soulful vocals and lush, string arrangements. The song was recorded at The Smoakstack studio in Nashville, Tenn. and produced by 5-time GRAMMY-nominated producer Paul Moak (Joy Williams, Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith).
“‘Blue Christmas’ is a classic that’s lonesome and vulnerable, while simultaneously fostering comfort to those of us feeling lonely during the holiday season,” says Sam. “I loved drawing from some of the original melodies while giving my own fresh version of the song.”
Coming up, Sam will be opening on select dates of Brittney Spencer’s “In A Perfect World” Tour. Kicking off his run on December 2 at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, he will join Spencer for five stops, wrapping on December 9 in Nashville at The Basement East. See below for a full list of dates. Tickets are available now HERE.
In August, Sam released his much anticipated and gorgeous debut album Glasshouse Children, via Mercury Nashville. Each song on the record depicts an incredible amount of vulnerability on a range of heavy topics, all the while providing a sense of hope. The album has garnered widespread acclaim since its release:
“Glasshouse Children then is the sound and the look of an artist influenced by old ghosts, but shaped by the aesthetics and experiences of coming of age in the 21st century.” – Rolling Stone
“The grandson of Hank Williams and son of Hank Williams Jr. honors his legacy while taking his own path.” – Billboard
“A prolific talent in his own right” – Huffington Post
“Glasshouse Children shows the singer/songwriter is operating beyond his years and ancestry.” – GRAMMY.com
“Sam Williams is clearly forging his own path.” – No Depression
SAM WILLIAMS TOUR DATES
Thu, Dec. 2, 2021 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY
Fri., Dec. 3, 2021 Milkboy Philadelphia, PA
Sat., Dec. 4, 2021 Songbyrd Washington, DC
Sun., Dec. 5, 2021 The 8×10 Baltimore, MD
Thu., Dec. 9, 2021 The Basement East Nashville, TN