IBMA award-winning Bluegrass artist Becky Buller has released a riveting version of holiday classic Last Christmas. Joined by Sierra Hull, Dan Tyminski, Ron Block, Barry Bales, and Todd Livingston, “Last Christmas" is a grassy cover of the mega-hit by 80’s rockers WHAM. Recorded and mixed by Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording and mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. The song is currently released to radio and fans can listen on their favorite stations and by pre-buying the album at the link here.
Becky explains: "Folks react strongly to this song [‘Last Christmas’]. They either love, love, love it or they absolutely cannot bear to hear it; there is NO in-between. So...was including it on my first-ever Christmas record a risky move? Probably. Is kicking off the album with it complete insanity? Yup! But y’all know how crazy I am by now. It’s our daughter, Romy’s, fault I even considered trying ‘Last Christmas’ in the first place. She was having a Wham! moment during the 2021 Holiday season.
I guess I just heard the song so many times, my mind started studying on how I could Bluegrass it up. What my guest dream team of that day (Barry, Ron, Sierra, Todd, Stephen, and Dan) came up with is a little bit different from the original version… But I hope you’ll give our rendition of “Last Christmas" a spin and have a Totally ‘80s Christmas party while you’re listening!”
Producer Stephen Mougin: “Honestly, when Becky brought me this idea, I wasn’t too sure about it. It’s a little far out - on paper. As we all started to arrange it, experimenting with different ideas, the song really blossomed into a FUN bluegrassy track. The more they played it, the more it grew. The players all really brought their ‘A’ game and turned this tune into an energetic cut that puts a unique stamp on the song.”
The song was recorded and mixed by Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording and mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering.
The single is available to download on AirPlay Direct: https://airplaydirect.com/music/BeckyBuller-ThePerfectGift/