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Twelve Cocktails of Christmas: Manhattan’s with Emerging Country Artist, Lockwood Barr

Twelve Cocktails of Christmas: Manhattan’s with Emerging Country Artist, Lockwood Barr

What’s your favorite Christmas memory?

My favorite Christmas memory is when my whole family was here in Nashville, visiting cousins and grandparents. During our trip, Nashville was hit with a HUGE snowstorm. So, naturally, my cousins and I decided to go sledding outside my grandparents’ house. Afterwards, we went ice skating in our sneakers in the parking lot of the Tower Records on West End (which has since closed). There was something magical about this time; we all had a sense of no responsibility because the whole city was shut down due to the snow. Now I look back and recognize the significance of skating in the old Tower Records parking lot because the iconic place is no longer there. 

What’s your idea of a good Christmas Dinner?

I would have to say honey baked ham, mac and cheese, green bean casserole, and lots of ice cream. Every Christmas Eve my home church has a potluck for the choir (which my whole family is a part of) in between masses. It doesn’t feel like Christmas without enjoying a meal with our extended church family. 

Do you have a favorite Christmas album?

Easy, Billy Gilman’s Christmas album! I can’t even think of a close second. His rendition of ‘Oh Holy Night’ is my favorite ever… it gives me chills. 

Do you have any favorite traditions?

Every year my family comes home after the second Christmas service at church and watch It’s a Wonderful Life. I still cry every time, even though I know what’s going to happen. 

Favorite Movies?

It’s a Wonderful Life, The Santa Clause, and Love Actually.

What’s been your favorite album of 2016?

Brett Eldredge’s “Illinois” was definitely one of my favorites of the year. Sometimes sophomore albums can be difficult, but he nailed it and proved that he is here to stay.

What are your hopes for 2017? Any exciting plans?

To be on the road touring as much as possible! Getting to visit new towns and venues is one of my favorite things about being a musician.

What is your signature Christmas Cocktail recipe that you will be serving?

I drink anything with Bourbon (Dear Woodford Reserve, I love you). I will be serving my favorite, Manhattans, this year! Woodford Reserve, Sweet Vermouth, and Bitters.



The original classic cocktail, for any occasion.


2 oz. Woodford Reserve
3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters


Fill mixing glass with ingredients, add ice, and stir gently for 10-15 secs. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.



About Lockwood Barr:

From the moment she steps into the spotlight and begins picking her banjo – her dad’s 1972 Gibson Mastertone to be exact – it’s undeniable that being on stage is where Lockwood Barr feels most at home. Selected as an emerging artist by the Country Music Association for the past two years, this Tiburon, Calif. native songwriter and Vanderbilt graduate was also recently awarded a Music Row Magazine DisCovery Award and the 2016 Nashville Industry Music Award for ‘Best Live Country Performer.’ The blue-eyed blonde has just released her new album, Signs Along the Road, which was produced by Matt Odmark of the Grammy award-winning band Jars of Clay. 


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