Artist: Cody Belew
Hometown: Beebe, Arkansas; Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “Christmas for One”
Label: Visionary Media Group
In Their Words: “When I originally wrote this song I was actually living through it. It seems like a trivial thing, but Christmas is all about the traditions we create and keep. When you’re suddenly faced with the thought of dragging out all of those decorations and putting them up for no one but yourself to look at, it can feel like, ‘what’s the point?’ I know that I’m not alone in feeling that way and that many will go through it this year. So this one’s for them.
“You think it’s going to go somewhere else with ‘there’s a light shining from a church,’ but you’re instantly snapped to attention with the rest of the line — ‘sitting on my coffee table / the rest of the village is packed in a box on the floor.’ You get the entire feeling of the song in that one, singular line. So I wanted to actually get in that village. I wanted to force the perspective of walking the streets of a miniature ceramic village all by myself. A little bit Beetlejuice and a little bit Honey, I Shrunk The Kids!” — Cody Belew