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“Trim the Tree” Music Video Debut from Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could



We are delighted to debut the music video for “Trim the Tree” off of the new album of original Christmas songs, “Revvin’ Up the Reindeer” by Parents’ Choice Award winner Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could!



Parents’ Choice readers can also stream “Trim the Tree” for free by clicking here!


4 Questions with…Brady Rymer!


What was the first instrument you played? And how old were you when you started playing music?

The first instrument I played was the baritone horn. It was twice as big as I was! I was about 10 & in the elementary school band. The guitar and my rock n roll records had more of an impression on me – I started playing guitar in 7th grade, at 12 or 13 years old.


What’s the most important thing to remember when writing a song for kids?

For me, trying to make the song connect in some way is key. Rhythmically, melodically, lyrically – any way it can!  I try to keep it fun, catchy, simple and something they can relate to. No matter who you’re writing for, young or old, it’s gotta feel good!


What do children tell you about your songs?

One kid after a concert once came up to me and said,”That was “intense!” Ha! I had never heard that one before. They sometimes ask about certain characters in the songs – for example, they ask who the “Ice Cream Girl” is from the song with that title (from my album Just Say Hi). I say, it’s my wife, Bridget!


You are a Parents’ Choice Award winner. How do you think these awards help parents and grandparents make decisions?

It’s great how Parents’ Choice Awards highlights some of the great music being made for families – it’s a real help for folks who are looking for unique and well made media for their family. It’s also great to know that you can rely on Parents’ Choice to always highlight the quality – there’s a lot out there for kids and families, and it’s super fun and easy to check out what Parents’ Choice is recommending.


Follow Brady on Twitter and Instagram at @BradyRymer

Photo by: Jeremy Gordon