Walt Disney Records’ successful lullaby album artist and producer Fred Mollin is releasing It’s Great To Be A Kid, a new album of original songs about the simple pleasures of being young, such as riding in a car, the beauty of nature, playing with friends, and dancing to an upbeat song.
“In May of 2020 at home in Nashville during the most isolated and sequestered time of the pandemic, I was inspired to write a canon of songs that would be a gift to my two grandchildren,” says Mollin. “I was wishing and hoping that this unprecedented and very strange time would soon be gone and that young kids would again have the ability to get back to the simple joys of their lives. It’s Great To Be A Kid came to me as a project title because I live in hope that no matter where this music is heard, a child can be uplifted and feel someone understands their new journey and cares about them.”
The project, set for release on March 12, 2021, features Mollin singing on four tracks, and also enlists the talents of Troy Johnson, Tania Hancheroff, and Caryn Richman.
Mollin has produced and written children’s music since 1998 and has sold more than 3 million CDs. He has worked on projects including Disney’s best-selling Lullaby Albums, as well as Finding Nemo, Lilo & Stitch, Cars, Ratatouille, Pixar, High School Musical Live, and Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus’ hit duet “Ready, Set, Don’t Go.”
A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, Mollin has lived in Nashville since 2001. He first came to prominence as a record producer in the late ’70s. His work includes the Grammy Award-nominated “Sometimes When We Touch” by Dan Hill, as well as projects by Jimmy Webb, Kris Kristofferson, America, Lamont Dozier, JD Souther, and Rita Wilson.