Merry Christmas My Favorite Hymns
"Merry Christmas" is a compilation of vocalist/keyboardist Nancy Morris' favorite Christmas Hymns performed in a variety of styles from Country and Pop to Traditional Christmas. Nancy's great new arrangement of "O Come All Ye Faithful" features guitarist Kevin Barry, and there's a 50's rock version of "It Came upon a Midnight Clear". One of the 2 instrumentals features Nancy's daughter Melodie playing cello on a "Smooth Christmas" version of "What Child Is This". Daughter's Melodie and Mandie also sing backgrounds on several songs. "Merry Christmas" brings to life the great hymns of Christmas in a new and special way. Singer, songwriter, keyboardist Nancy Morris is a dynamic performer who has been entertaining audiences for decades with her powerful, silky smooth voice. A member of a highly talented musical Massachusetts family, Nancy fronted a popular Boston band and was an active studio singer while still in her teens. After high school, Nancy studied at Berklee College of Music, and was hired to teach at the famed institution. Nancy married fellow Berklee teacher Mike Morris, and the two decided to move Nashville, Tennessee. Nancy quickly gained notice as an accomplished keyboardist/singer and songwriter. She toured with legendary performers Brenda Lee, singer/songwriter Radney Foster, and served as the opening act for MCA recording artist Lee Greenwood. Performing at numerous Nashville venues, including the Grand Ole Opry and the Bluebird Café, Nancy's days were spent in the recording studio singing demos for publishing companies, singing jingles for regional and national broadcast, and serving as the featured entertainment aboard the General Jackson Showboat. After the birth of their second daughter, the family returned to New England where Nancy has rejoined the Berklee faculty, and continues to write songs and perform. Look for Nancy's Instrumental CD "Peace" featuring more great hymns and guitarist Bobby Stanton.
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