Lisa Richard hopes to catch a glimpse of Santa in her energetic holiday single and video Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“I wanted to create a song that felt like a down-home country Christmas singalong, and have people feel like a kid again,” the Halifax singer-songwriter says. “Something to put a smile on your face, tap your toes, and share with family and friends.”
Producer Warren Robert added all the (literal) bells and whistles to give the song its old-time country feel, including the sound of a record spinning at the beginning. “It gave it a very nostalgic feel,” Richard muses. “And don’t miss the sound of Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick laughing at the end of the song as well!”
Nominated for Country Artist of the Year at the 2018 Music Nova Scotia Awards, and selected for the Songbird Super Series Showcase at the 2019 East Coast Music Awards, and the 2019 WSM Grand Ole Opry Radio Songbird Jubilee in Nashville, Richard has notched a considerable resume of industry recognition.
Originally from New Brunswick, she brings together the sounds of rock, blues and country. Her cover of Dolly Parton’s Jolene, performed in Nashville alongside Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers, has reached more than 130,000 people online. Her number Tangled Up has garnered numerous industry nominations including Southern Rock Song of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Outlaw Country Song of the Year, and Video of the Year (2017 and 2018 Josie Music Awards).