Tis the season! We've got the premiere of Amy Jack's Christmas single "The Ring A Ting Song." Listen here. The song is about bringing peace to the world, Amy hoping it inspires families to come together during the holidays. "I just want to wish people a very Happy Holiday season after these couple of years that we’ve been through. I wish love, peace, joy and a merry heart to everyone." The Ring A Ting Song" was written by Grammy Award Winner and Hall of Fame songwriter, Dennis Morgan, and produced by Billy Dawson.
Amy also shared her favorite Christmas memory, family tradition, and Christmas song.
Tell us about a favorite holiday memory.
I think one of my favorite Holiday memories would have to be driving to Grandma’s in Western Oklahoma with the whole family. We would have 6 people and a dog in the car, while pulling a horse trailer. Probably with me and my brother fighting in the back seat, ha! It's all about being together during the holidays - just like the lyrics in the new song.
Tell us about a family holiday tradition.
My father would play Santa Clause for the kids and one time it was really cold in Oklahoma and we were telling my nieces and nephews, “Santa’s coming!” and he was outside saying “Ho! Ho! Ho!,” but it was so cold that he started coughing and my mother started telling the kids “oh no, Santa Clause has a bad cough!” So anyways, that was one of our best Holiday traditions.
What is your favorite Christmas song?
My favorite holiday song is “If We Make it Through December” by Merle Haggard, because Merle lived it and he struggled, like a lot of people, to provide for his family. Everyone can relate to that at times, and there is so much feeling and authenticity paired with the melody in the song that nothing really compares to it.
Amy worked alongside country music legend Merle Haggard on her debut solo album, Introducing Amy Jack, which was one of the last bodies of work Merle was able to offer his expertise on before his passing. Amy's music has also been featured by the U.S. Olympic Committee and ESPN March Madness, while her song “Born To Lead” was featured in the NCAA Rotary Lombardi Awards. For more information, find Amy Jack on her website here.