EMI Nashville’s “Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas” has debuted at No. 1 on the Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Top 200 Albums chart with more than 69,000 copies sold.
“We have always celebrated Christmas in a big family way,” says Jase Robertson in the news release. “When I look back as a kid, my fondest memories are all around Christmas time – singing, sharing, laughing, not much crying, just having a big time, playing dominos, so why not have a Christmas album celebrating this special time?”
The album mirrors the Robertson family’s popular television series, showcasing their offbeat brand of humor, reflecting their values, and even concluding with a prayer from Robertson patriarch Phil with closing comments from his son and Duck Commander CEO Willie.
Every member of the Robertson family took part in the recording of the album, from Uncle Si’s version of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” to Willie’s “Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas,” which he co-wrote with Dallas Davidson, to Missy Robertson’s beautiful rendition of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and Sadie’s “Away In A Manager” with Alison Krauss.
On Wednesday night, Willie and wife Korie and Jase and wife Missy appeared on the 47th CMA Awarsd, where co-hosts Carrie Underwood, who hails from Checotah, and Brad Paisley spoofed Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s MTV VMA performance of “Blurred Lines” with a new song called “Duck Blind.” Willie even pretended to twerk – in a playful, clean-cut sort of way, on Underwood during the song.
A homegrown mom-and-pop operation, Duck Commander has become a sporting empire by fabricating top-of-the-line duck calls and decoys out of salvaged swamp wood.
It has also expanded into a line of products that includes hunting apparel, cooking products, DVDs, CDs and novelty items all bearing the Duck Commander brand. In 2012 A&E premiered “Duck Dynasty,” which features the lives of the Robertson family and their booming family business.