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    Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:20:29

    The Willis Clan Are a Modern Day "Von Trapp" Family -

    The Nashville-based family band's third album is on the way, as is a reality series on TLC.

    It's all in the 14-member family!

    Like a modern day "Von Trapp Family," all 14 members of The Willis Clan have dedicated their lives to music, dance and art.

    And no, this isn't Bruce Willis' extended family, either!

    Comprised of parents Toby and Brenda, and their 12 children, ranging in age from four to 22—Jessica, Jeremiah, Jennifer, Jeanette, Jackson, Jedi, Jasmine, Juliette, Jamie, Joy Anna, Jaeger, and Jada—The Willis Clan are preparing for the release of their third studio album Heaven on May 19 and the premiere of their new reality show on TLC, which premieres on May 5.

    That's a lot of "J" names.

    Heaven features original music written and performed by members of the family. Inspired by musicians such as U2 and the Corrs, the album is influenced by contemporary Irish pop, merging drums, bass, electric guitars and pop synths with traditional Irish instruments and orchestration. < br>
    Since moving to the Nashville area 14 years ago from Chicago, The Willis Clan have combined their Irish roots with the multi-genre influences of music city so they are a little country and a little rock.

    The Willis Clan Heaven Track Listing:

    1. Now or Never
    2. Heaven
    3. Carried Away
    4. Don't Leave Me Tonight
    5. Bitter Cold
    6. Chasing Love
    7. Fair Weather Love
    8. Heaven Reprise
    9. Come With Me
    10. City That I'm Looking For
    11. So Close
    12. Heaven Remix

    Want to see and hear more? Then watch them on the TODAY show.

    A true talented clan!

    —Amy Sciarretto

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