Bio

 



 

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. Most traditional music was born on the front porch of the family home, later finding it's way onto stage, radio, and record. 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 and garnered the band the award for 2020 Valley Star Family Vocal Group of the Year. Melody Williamson was recognized as the International Bluegrass Music Association's Momentum Vocalist of the Year for 2020. They've appeared on hundreds of stages over the last six years including, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, NC, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, Brunswick, ME, The Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards, and Bill Gaither's Fall Homecoming. 

Williamson Branch's last 2 recordings for Pinecastle Records have elicited rave reviews while their social media following has grown to nearly 300,000 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         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:

  • Classy. Sassy. Bluegrassy.    (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
  • Silver Dollar City
  • Station Inn
  • Bluegrass First Class
  • Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC)
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's Bluegrass Festival
  • Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards
  • Dollywood 
  • Song of the Mountains (PBS Television)
  • IBMA's World of Bluegrass

 

Chart Singles:

  • Thank You Lord For Your Blessings On Me #1 Bluegrass Today Weekly Gospel Chart
  • Blue Moon Over Texas RMR Bluegrass #1 for 7 weeks
  • 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

 

 

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)