• Bryon Harris

Dan Ashley - 'My Favorite Time of Year'

Review by Victoria Scott & Staff

Dan Ashley’s “My Favorite Time of Year” ushers in a wonderful song just in time for the Christmas season. The song heralds the holiday with bass, electric guitar, drums, and chimes as the lead vocals guide in a heavenly choir. The choir adds a majestic and exuberant sound. This Americana folk-pop song creates a vivid imagery of Christmas time.

“My Favorite Time of Year” is a song that shares the nostalgic feelings of Christmas. It reminds you of what matters in this world - the people you love and the traditions that bring us together.

The chorus sings an uplifting message:

“They sing a merry song and we all sing along / A festive melody that tells us Christmas time is here / See the stars tonight; they’re shining bright, ‘cause it’s Christmas time and it’s my favorite time of year.”

The bridge section comes in with an engaging key change as Dan sings “Christmas Eve, still believe, so excited, can’t sleep, When the morning comes, Church bells ring, and he’s been here.” The vibe is joyous.

Dan Ashley's cheerful and spirit-filled song, "My Favorite Time of Year," is soon to become your holiday favorite. Dan’s execution of the song is profound and magical with the beautiful choir and the whimsical chimes. The song transports you into a world of peace and joy. The holiday is a time to remember what matters most and you can feel the divine joy that the holiday is all about. This is a beautiful holiday song that the whole family can enjoy.

"My Favorite Time of Year" To Air On National Indie Radio (WNIR)

"My Favorite Time of Year" will be airing on National Indie Radio (WNIR) commencing December 1st through December 31st as part of BWH Music Group’s Holiday Radio Special. WNIR features the best independent artists in the world and is part of the highly selective and nationally renowned BWH Music Group platform. The Holiday Radio Special will feature original holiday songs as well as covers by exceptional independent artists. Station information can be found at National Indie Radio’s website.


About Dan Ashley

Hailing from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dan Ashley has worked as a leading American television journalist for more than three decades and the last decade as a singer and songwriter. Dan Ashley's passion for music started early. He has been around music his entire life, starting as a child with his first guitar and piano lessons, and then singing in the junior choir at his church in North Carolina. Summer’s at the family farm always included music as his grandmother was an accomplished pianist.

An accomplished singer, Dan regularly performs with his band comprised of veteran sidemen for major artists. Over the years, Ashley has opened for major acts including Eddie Money, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Melissa Etheridge, and Patti LaBelle. He is also regularly asked to sing the National Anthem at a variety of events including NBA, MLB, and NCAA games.

For more information, please visit Dan Ashley's website.

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