EASTERN ONTARIO — Local singer-songwriter Cory M. Coons has amassed more than 170,000 plays on Spotify for his melodic brand of roots-flavoured rock. His work with famed producer Ron Nevison has earned him industry recognition from the Los Angeles Music Awards, the Producer’s Choice Honors, The Josie Music Awards, and the Radio Music Awards, among others. With a catalogue that boasts several critically-acclaimed full-length albums and EPs, as well as a handful of well-received singles, it was about time for Coons to record and release the one thing that was missing from his repertoire — a Christmas song.
The wait was finally over Nov. 27 when Coons released Burning Bright at Christmas Time on MTS Records. The enchanting blend of acoustic guitar and sleigh bells captures the spirit of the holidays, and Coons’ melodic sensibilities remain intact with another rootsy release that feels at home next to his finest work. Burning Bright also features Coons’ 6-year-old daughter, Charleigh, on backing vocals, giving the track a real family touch.
“I believe ‘Burning Bright at Christmas Time’ is a song is about reflecting, sharing and celebrating the power of healing through our spirit, and the love we share for both family, (the younger and older generations) in our lives at this time of year,” says Cory. “I feel it’s as much for both those who have so much to be thankful for, as well as for those who maybe aren’t so fortunate these days, over the holidays… Many may be suffering through difficulties this year, and hopefully, this song brings some peace, goodwill, joy and healing to the ones who might need some spiritual uplifting at Christmas time.”