MARION, Va. – Folksinger and Author Michael Johnathon will be one of several featured guest artists for an upcoming show taping of Song Of The Mountains, this Saturday, December 4 at 7p ET at The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. Tickets are $35-40 and can be purchased online by clicking here.
Johnathon, who is founder and host of his own highly acclaimed TV & radio show, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, is set to be joined onstage by James Easter, Stevie Barr, Andrew Hester, Sammy Shelor, Denise Easter, Tim White & Eddie Marrs, Caleb Bailey & Paine’s Run.
Song of the Mountains® is an Award-winning public television series showcasing music, musicians, musical heritage and culture of the Southern Appalachians! It showcases the best talents in Bluegrass, Americana and Old-time music.
Live concerts are held monthly at The Lincoln Theatre® in Marion, Virginia with shows videotaped for our award winning Television Series which can be seen on various PBS television affiliates around the country, and presented by PBS NC.
About Michael Johnathon: Among the throngs of artists in the music world, few have elevated “dreaming” to such a high art form as folk singer Michael Johnathon. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised upstate near Beacon, Michael relocated to outside of Lexington, Kentucky in 1995. He recently won the prestigious Milner Award of the Arts in 2020, presented by Governor Andy Beshear in Kentucky. He is also the screenwriter for the upcoming Caney Creek motion picture, a touring songwriter, author of five published books, playwright of the Walden Play performed in 42 countries, composer of the opera, Woody: For the People, organizer of the national association of front porch musicians called SongFarmers, the full symphony performances of SONGS OF RURAL AMERICA and as the creator and host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with a radio audience of over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations and now on the RFD-TV Network nationwide.
New live-taped video for “Santa Wontcha” available now on YouTube; with special acoustic performance on WSMV’s ‘Today In Nashville’ airing December 14
Plus, Brei launches all new web store at ShopBreiCarter.com with logoed apparel, accessories, and luxury themed candles inspired by her song catalog
Performing live with Kevin McCoy, Dec. 3-4 at The Listening Room in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crossover country and southern pop recording artist Brei Carter just can’t wait to usher in the holiday season with her festive original song, “Santa Wontcha,” available today across all major digital music platforms or at breicarter.hearnow.com/santa-wontcha. Singing of “cocoa and candy canes flowing through my veins,” the vivacious personality of this up-and-coming country songstress shines through on this holiday jingle, much like the rest of her back catalog of songs do.
“Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of year, so I wanted to write a song that makes me so happy,” Brei said. “Santa Wontcha is a sing-a-long song where we’re asking for Santa to come a little sooner. You know, to spread Yuletide cheer to everyone!”
Brei also shared an accompanying live-shot video from the song’s recording session on her YouTube channel, which again accentuates her dynamic personality which she is crafting a reputation for. She is also scheduled to give a special acoustic performance of the song, featuring guest artist Sam Woods, on Tuesday, December 14 in the 11am CT hour on WSMV-TV’s ‘Today In Nashville.’
Single Name: “Santa Wontcha” Release date: November 26, 2021 Songwriters: Brei Carter, Cory Lee Barker, Jason Wyatt ISRC#: usl4r2109342 Audio Produced by:Jason Wyatt Buy/Stream/Listen: breicarter.hearnow.com/santa-wontcha Official Video:youtu.be/6XnipY1SQu8 Video Produced/Directed by: Heather Carpenter, Artisan Imagery
Brei launches new webstore with limited time 20% off all orders Brei is also excited to have recently launched a brand new web store at ShopBreiCarter.com which features custom logoed apparel like T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats. Plus, tumblers, drink koozies and a selection of luxury soy-based candles with scents inspired by a few of her own song names like “Brand New Country,” “Back Porch Lovin’” and her current single which is currently making its way up the Music Row Chart, “Gave Him a Girl.”
Now through December 7 fans can get 20% off on all orders using promo code “Brei20” as an introductory offer to celebrate the launch of the new web store.
Shows & Live-streams: DEC 03 – The Listening Room / Pigeon Forge, Tenn. DEC 04 – The Listening Room / Pigeon Forge, Tenn. DEC 10 – Cabana Taps / Nashville, Tenn. DEC 14 – “Today In Nashville” performance / WSMV-TV ** For Brei’s most updated show and live appearance schedule, please visit BreiCarter.com or follow on BandsInTown.
About Brei Carter: Emerging crossover country and southern pop recording artist Brei Carter is proof that sometimes faith, patience and time pays off. Growing up in Monroe, Louisiana with a solid, southern upbringing, Brei’s family raised her on several authentic southern staples: the Bible, Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church choir, Charley Pride, Loretta Lynn, Aretha Franklin, and no shortage of familial love and devotion. However, before she became the dynamic and vivacious country singer she is today, Brei was busy earning a Bachelor’s in Business from University of Louisiana at Monroe, a Master’s in International Relations from Webster University, and a Doctorate in Theology from New Foundation Theological Seminary. She is also a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army, where she served as an enlisted soldier and as an officer. Having moved to Nashville soon thereafter, Brei has quickly established herself in the songwriters community as a smooth and sometimes edgy songstress who melds country, soul and southern pop into one fused style. Her first single at country radio “Gave Him A Girl” was immediately recognized as “cute and catchy” by country music journalist and historian Robert K. Oermann in his weekly DISClaimer review column for Music Row Magazine. With a growing catalog of singles, this young singer-songwriter is a welcome addition to the emerging new styles of the country music community.