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EDITORS’ NOTES

Plainspoken Christian testimony and engaging folk-pop sounds make Ellie Holcomb’s debut album, As Sure as the Sun, a standout release. Known for her years of touring and recording with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, this gifted singer/songwriter has earned kudos for her two solo EPs. Her first proper long-player is a work of understated but substantial charm, recalling Sara Groves’ homespun wisdom and Leslie (a.k.a. Sam) Phillips’ blend of intensity and innocence. Holcomb brings a confident sense of craft to the project. Whether she’s riding a buoyant, string-draped arrangement (“The Broken Beautiful”), wrapping herself in jangly guitar tones (“Love Broke Through”), or easing into a pedal steel-accented country ballad (“I Want to Be Free”), her feel for melodies and hooks is sure. As a singer, she projects both humility and strength as she delivers lyrics that reflect the real-life moments of loneliness and fear that afflict every believer. Tracks like “Night Song” and “The Valley” contrast moments of spiritual darkness with the light of salvation in simple yet poetic language. Holcomb doesn’t need overstatement to touch the heart.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Plainspoken Christian testimony and engaging folk-pop sounds make Ellie Holcomb’s debut album, As Sure as the Sun, a standout release. Known for her years of touring and recording with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, this gifted singer/songwriter has earned kudos for her two solo EPs. Her first proper long-player is a work of understated but substantial charm, recalling Sara Groves’ homespun wisdom and Leslie (a.k.a. Sam) Phillips’ blend of intensity and innocence. Holcomb brings a confident sense of craft to the project. Whether she’s riding a buoyant, string-draped arrangement (“The Broken Beautiful”), wrapping herself in jangly guitar tones (“Love Broke Through”), or easing into a pedal steel-accented country ballad (“I Want to Be Free”), her feel for melodies and hooks is sure. As a singer, she projects both humility and strength as she delivers lyrics that reflect the real-life moments of loneliness and fear that afflict every believer. Tracks like “Night Song” and “The Valley” contrast moments of spiritual darkness with the light of salvation in simple yet poetic language. Holcomb doesn’t need overstatement to touch the heart.

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About Ellie Holcomb

Daughter of producer Brown Bannister and the wife of Drew from Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Ellie Holcomb is a CCM singer/songwriter who played in her husband's band before launching her solo career. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Holcomb began her music career in 2005 by joining her then future husband in Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors. The two married in 2006, and in 2013 the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Emmylou. Ellie introduced her solo career in 2011 with the EP Magnolia, then in 2014 she released her debut album, As Sure as the Sun. The album debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200 album chart. She reentered the Billboard 200 with the follow-up, Red Sea Road, released in 2017, again with Full Heart Music. ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    Nashville, TN
  • BORN
    Sep 12, 1982

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