Sonya Isaacs Shares ‘Christmas’ With Her Singing Family
For country/bluegrass/gospel group The Isaacs, Christmas has always been a special time of year. Last month, the group, which consists of mother Lily Isaacs, son Ben and daughters Becky and Sonya, released their first holiday album, simply titled 'Christmas.'
"We're really excited because my family and I just love Christmas anyway," Sonya tells The Boot. "I had a Christmas wedding [last year] because we love it so much."
Since its release, 'Christmas' has remained in the Top 5 on Billboard's bluegrass and gospel charts and is one of the best-selling Christmas albums this year. The record is in good company on the charts, as it joins the Isaacs' latest album, 'Naturally,' which has also been in the Top 10 since hitting stores last year.
"It's really cool to have two albums in the Top 10 on Billboard," Sonya says proudly.
Sonya began traveling and singing with her family a a very young age, quickly making the life of a touring musician something that came naturally for her. "We've had some great years on the road as a family," she says. "We do it full-time, so we sing every weekend and travel all over the world and everywhere in America you can possibly travel. We're thankful that we've had a lot of really good success, especially in the last year or two."
Sonya is currently a writer for Disney Music Publishing and has scored a cut on Heidi Newfield's forthcoming album. She penned 'Stay Up Late' with her husband, Jimmy Yeary (who also co-wrote Rascal Flatts' 'Why Wait') and Ben Hayslip. Heidi's label, Curb Records, will be releasing the tune as the album's first single in January.