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When it comes to music, there's a closeness among family members that cannot be overstated. Harmonies are sweeter, rhythms are tighter, and emotions are heightened. For Williamson Branch, music and family have been melding for three generations. Despite a varied background that incorporates bluegrass, country, gospel and dance, this family band are traditionalists in every sense, carrying on a sound that springs from the very roots those archival styles imply.

Their polished approach to music helped propel their single, Blue Moon Over Texas to the # 1 spot on the RMR Bluegrass Chart for 7 weeks. They garnered the award for Valley Star Family Vocal Group of the Year while Melody Williamson was recognized as the International Bluegrass Music Association's Momentum Vocalist of the Year in 2020. Since their formation in 2014 Williamson Branch has appeared on hundreds of stages including, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, NC, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, Brunswick, ME, The Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards, Bill Gaither's Fall Homecoming, and Guy Penrod's Gospel Music Showcase. 

Williamson Branch's last 2 recordings for Pinecastle Records have elicited rave reviews while their social media following has grown to over 442,000 bolstered by several videos with millions and millions of views. Individually they've been given the honorary titles, Daughters of Bluegrass, Kids on Bluegrass, Tomorrow's Bluegrass Stars and Magnolia State Banjo Player of the Year, but it's their stage show that inspired Bluegrass Today to write, "put this band on your "must see" list."

 

 

 

 

Kevin Williamson          Debbie Williamson        Melody Williamson Keyes       Kadence Williamson    Caroline Williamson       Anthony Howell

We Proudly Endorse: Kala U-Bass, GHS Strings, Deering Rustic Wreath Banjos, Weber Mandolins, Fishman, BlueChip Picks, Paige Capos, Saga Cases, Gold Tone, G7th Capos, Eastman Mandolins, Banjolit.

 

Discography:

  • Heritage & Hope (Pinecastle, 2021)

  • Classy. Sassy. Bluegrass. (Pinecastle, 2019)

  • ​​​​​Free     (Pinecastle, 2018)

  • Live At The Old Dominion Barn Dance  (DVD Enrichertainment, 2017)

  • Branchin' Out  (Enrichertainment, 2016)

  • Tis' So Sweet  (Enrichertainment, 2015)

 

 

Performance Highlights:

  • Ryman Auditorium
  • Old Dominion Barn Dance
  • Bill Gaither's Fall Homecoming
  •  Dollywood's Celebrity Theater
  • Station Inn
  • Bluegrass First Class
  • Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC)
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's Bluegrass Festival
  • Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards
  • Silver Dollar City
  • IBMA's World of Bluegrass

Media Highlights

Guy Penrod's Gospel Music Showcase - Daystar Television Network

Song of the Mountains - PBS Television

Coffee Cody & Country - WSM Radio/Circle Television Network

 

 

Walking in the Spirit #1 SGN Scoops and Bluegrass Today Bluegrass Gospel Charts

Which Train #1 Bluegrass Standard Video Chart

Thank You Lord For Your Blessings on Me      #1 Bluegrass Today's Gospel Weekly Airplay Chart

Blue Moon Over Texas        #1 for 7 weeks RMR Bluegrass   

I Don't Have Time   #2 Singing News Bluegrass  Gospel Chart 11/21 & 12/21

Walking in the Spirit #2 Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart

Blue Moon Over Texas        Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 

Free                                       Bluegrass Today Top 20 

Old Man Hoback’s Farm     RMR Contemporary Bluegrass Top 20 

If God Doesn’t Bless America     Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Top 5 

I’ll Go With You                 RMR Contemporary Bluegrass Top 15 

Mindy Mae                         RMR Contemporary Bluegrass Top 40 

Blue Moon Over Texas      Bluegrass Standard Video Top 10 

Williamson Branch Livestreams consistently rank in the top 10 of Pollstars Weekly International Livestream Chart

 

 

Awards and Honors:

  • Valley Star Family Vocal Group of the Year 2020
  • IBMA Momentum Vocalist Award 2020 (Melody)
  • Daughters of Bluegrass (Debbie, Melody, Kadence, Caroline)
  • Kids on Bluegrass (Melody, Kadence)
  • Magnolia State Bluegrass Assoc Banjo Player of the Year 2017 & 2018 (Anthony)
  • Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Stars (Melody, Kadence, Caroline)
  •  SPBGMA Album of the Year 2014(Kevin)
  • SPBGMA Entertainer of the Year nominee 2014 (Kevin)
  • Songwriter GRAMMY nominated Moonshiner album by Claire Lynch (Kevin)