Friday, December 2, 2022



The Christmas season takes on a whole new feeling when Texas honky-tonk meets Kentucky country in “Lonely on Christmas,” an ode to the lonely that musically mingles Brit Taylor’s sultry melancholy whisper with the raspy angst of Mike and the Moonpies. The song is available now on all streaming platforms.

Written by hit songwriter Jason White and produced by Taylor and Adam Chaffins, “Lonely” is a Christmas tune that has all the vibes of a country classic; yet, it is as new as today and as familiar as yesterday. In a season of perpetual good cheer, Taylor and Mike and the Moonpies sympathize with the lonely while urging empathy because “that’s the reason for the season after all.”
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With its simple holiday-style melody, in stark contrast to the despair of the lyrics, the contrasting delivery of Taylor and Mike and the Moonpies leaves the listener with a song that is both tormented and compassionate.

“When Jason sent this song over, I just knew I had to record it,” Taylor said. “Singing ‘Lonely on Christmas’ as a duet gave this song a whole other meaning. I discovered Mike and the Moonpies in 2020 and fell in love with their music. The polarity of our vocal styles just fits the song and the mood. It was a perfect complement.” 

"When Brit [Taylor] calls, I’ll answer every time," adds Mike. "I rolled into my studio that night to add our Moonpies swagger to this lonesome Christmas collaboration."

During the joy of the season and the despair of loneliness, the poignant “ain’t no lonely like lonely on Christmas” will have you reaching for a tissue and a glass of bourbon.

“Lonely on Christmas”

Songwriter: Jason Wright
Vocals: Brit Taylor and Mike and Moonpies
Producers: Brit Taylor and Adam Chaffins
Photography: Natia Cinco – Nashville, TN, Caleb Allemand – Fisher, TX
Editor: Sammy Hern
Location: The Rainbow Bungalow – Nashville, TN, Devil’s Backbone Tavern – Fischer, TX 
Brit Taylor Stylist: Payton Dale
Brit Taylor Hair and Makeup: Aubrey Heller

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