11 Songs, 38 Minutes

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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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

299 Ratings

299 Ratings

Saw her with Behold The Lamb of God

Mr. C - Science Guy

Loved this song on the upcoming album. If you get a chance to catch her with Andrew Peterson, I would highly encourage you to do so.

wonderful

adale50

just wonderful, absolutely wonderful

A treat for the ears...

anierodzik

… and a balm for the soul. We were blessed to see Ellie Holcomb at the Behold the Lamb concert. Her introduction to “Marvelous Light” had my family grinning stupidly at each other- we had just finished reading the book that she based the song on. (The Wingfeather saga by Andrew Peterson.) Ellie’s genuine, heartfelt lyrics and extremely listenable sound makes this an album to not be missed. “The Broken Beautiful” is another favorite from this album.

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

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