As if being the number one rated reality show on cable wasn’t enough, A&E’s camo-clad Robertson family is expanding their Duck Dynasty into the world of music — Christmas music to be exact. The Robertsons were in attendance at the CMA Music Festival this weekend where they announced they will be releasing a Christmas album titled Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas!
The announcement was made at Nashville’s Music City Center where Nashville Universal had set up Christmas trees, fake snow, and even a human-sized snow globe! Here are a couple photos:
The Robertsons spoke with the press at the event after the announcement was made. “Are you musical people?” one reporter asked. That was followed by a brief pause before Willie Robertson answered with, “We got a record deal!” (which of course got the crowd laughing.)
Willie’s wife Korie Robertson then added, “I guess we’ll all find out pretty soon.”
Korie explained where the notion to do a Christmas album came from. “I went and saw our Christmas program last season where Missy sang ‘Silent Night,’ because she’s our resident singer,” and that’s what sparked the idea Korie says.
Missy was quick to chime in, “I’ll take all the credit and all the blame.”
The official press release from Universal Nashville says the album will be released on October 29 and will be produced by produced by Buddy Cannon (Chely Wright, Reba McEntire, George Jones). The release adds, “the Christmas album will feature performances by the Robertson family and soon to be announced special guests.”
Here’s the full press release announcing the Duck Dynasty Christmas album Duck the Halls:: A Robertson Family Christmas:
UMG NASHVILLE TO RELEASE DUCK THE HALLS: A ROBERTSON FAMILY CHRISTMAS ON OCTOBER 29
Nashville, Tenn. – Universal Music Group Nashville will be releasing the album, Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas, on October 29. The Robertsons, Louisiana’s bearded, camouflage-clad entrepreneurial family, not only run the multi-million dollar Duck Commander Sporting Empire but are also a talented musical family. Growing up singing in church, the Robertsons will be showcasing their talents, as well as their special brand of Southern down-home sense of humor, on Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the Christmas album will feature performances by the Robertson family and soon to be announced special guests.
“Faith, family and ducks – in that order – have always been our priorities,” explains Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. “Christmas is an important holiday for us not only because of our strong faith but also our holiday family traditions. We’re having a great time making this album. We hope you enjoy it.”
The Robertsons, Louisiana’s favorite first family, don’t live in the governor’s mansion but in the backwoods, where their rags-to-riches story is still unfolding. A homegrown mom-and-pop operation, Duck Commander has become a sporting empire by fabricating top-of-the-line duck calls and decoys out of salvaged swamp wood. It’s also expanded into a line of products that includes hunting apparel, cooking products, DVDs, CDs and novelty items all bearing their brand. In 2012 A&E premiered Duck Dynasty, which features the lives of the Robertson family and their booming family business.