In December 2013, Elise Bellew recorded her upcoming Christmas EP “Bellew Christmas” in Nashville. The EP is being mixed and mastered in the Spring of 2014 and will be released in October for the 2014 Holiday Season. “Bellew Christmas” includes 5 classic Christmas songs with unique arrangements created by Elise Bellew, Michael Head, and Micah Tawlks. Produced by Elise Bellew and Michael Head, “Bellew Christmas” features guest musicians Ken Lewis on Drums (12 Years a Slave Soundtrack, The Civil Wars, Lana Del Ray), Blair Masters on Keys (Peter Frampton, Barry Manilow, Amy Grant), Mark Hill on Bass (12 Years a Slave Soundtrack, The Civil Wars, Kelly Clarkson), and Mike Payne on Guitar (Erin McCarley, Jordin Sparks, Plumb).
On March 24th, The Mary Dream’s song “Burning Bridges” was prominently featured on MTV’s Real World D.C. The song was used at the very end of the show in a moving scene where Mike urges parents to love and accept their kids for who they are. Other songs played during the episode were “Sing”, “Deeper” and “The Best of Me”.