Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Nelson/Wilson siblings team up for Christmas single

photo: Brian Lowe
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson's new album "This Christmas Too" has been released via Redeye Distribution and is available through Amazon and elsewhere now.

The album is a true family affair for the Nelson brothers, who have teamed up with another pair of platinum, second (and, in the Nelsons' case, third) generation performers in their childhood friends Carnie and Wendy Wilson for a holiday single that celebrates not only their legendary rock fathers - Ricky Nelson and Brian Wilson - but their individual hit-making histories. 

The large-screen video for the single "This Christmas" can be viewed here.

Nelson, along with Wendy and Carnie Wilson, will make their television debut with a performance of "This Christmas" on CBS's "The Talk" on Dec. 14 at 2:00pm ET/1:00pm PT.

The single is a radio hit with major Mediabase and Nielsen/BDS chart and national airplay. Building on their 2015 holiday success, the new 2016 version featuring Carnie and Wendy Wilson has been met with enthusiastic radio programmer support and solid airplay right up there with the established Christmas classics.

Both the Nelson brothers and Wilson sisters experienced chart-topping success from the very start of their careers. Nelson's "(I Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection," from their 1990 multi-platinum debut album, After the Rain, went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, along with the #6 title track and Top 40 hits "More Than Ever" and "Only Time Will Tell." The Wilson sisters' Wilson Phillips - with Chynna Phillips, the daughter of the Mamas & the Papas' John and Michele - scored three #1 singles that same year in "Hold On," "Release Me" and "You're in Love," from their self-titled multi-platinum debut.

Track listing:

1. This Christmas 
2. Joy to the World
3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
4. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
5. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
6. Mele Kelikimaka
7. Away in a Manger
8. Holly Jolly Christmas
9. Blue Christmas
10. Jingle Bells
11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
12. White Christmas

For a list of shows, go to:

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