Internationally acclaimed, award-winning singer/songwriter/recording artist Jean Watson has released her highly anticipated new Christmas album, Behold: Carols of Worship.
2023 marks Watson’s twentieth year of music ministry and commemorates a very special story in her life.
In 2003, Watson’s landlord accidentally heard her singing Christmas carols and, overcome with emotion, gave her rent money back to her and told her to use it to record her first album.
“I gave that little CD away to anyone who would listen,” Watson remembers. “Soon, a ministry was born that would take me all over the world sharing the love of Christ through words and music!”
The new project, a six-song EP which released on November 24, 2023, is a collection of her favorite traditional classic carols, freshly arranged by Watson as part of a sumptuous worship experience.
Grammy-winning producer Jonathan Crone (Dolly Parton, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Danny Gokey) expertly brings her ideas to life, and gorgeous string arrangements from Tyler Smith (Michael W. Smith) shine on several of the songs.
Listeners are also treated to a guest appearance from Watson’s long-time collaborator, ASCAP and Dove Award winner Phil Keaggy, on electric guitar.
“I am thrilled to share this new music with the world!” says Watson. “My prayer is that these worshipful carols inspire us all to pause and behold all that God has done for all of us through the Christmas season and into the new year.”