William Michael Morgan Brings Honky-Tonk Charm to ‘White Christmas’
BY LORIE LIEBIG Wide Open Country
Singer-songwriter William Michael Morgan transforms the holiday classic “White Christmas” into a melancholy ballad meant to be heard from a honky-tonk jukebox.
With only two acoustic guitars and Morgan’s deep and powerful vocals, the song stays strongly rooted in traditional country with just the right amount of added holiday charm.
The video for Morgan’s “White Christmas” was appropriately shot at Nashville’s infamous dive bar, Santa’s Pub. Hidden on the outskirts of town in a double-wide trailer, this beloved karaoke spot sports Christmas lights and holiday-themed decor all year round. This strange, smoky atmosphere is the perfect backdrop to Morgan’s rendition, which sounds like the anthem for those who are spending their holiday with a strong glass of whiskey.