Amy Grant, Vince Gill and Ellie Holcomb Perform at First GMA Honors Celebration, Holcomb's Father, Producer Brown Bannister, Also Inducted
Singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb enjoyed a very special night at the first GMA Honors Celebration and Hall of Fame Induction earlier this week in Nashville, TN. Not only was Holcomb's was on hand as her father, but the famed music producer Brown Bannister, was inducted into the GMA Hall of Fame. On top of that, Holcomb got to kick off the night performing with Amy Grant and Vince Gill as they performed Grant's song "El Shaddai."
Holcomb released her solo debut, As Sure As The Sun, on February 18 to huge acclaim, hitting No. 2 its first week on the Christian chart and No. 1 the Christian genre on iTunes and at Amazon in its first week! The first radio single, "The Broken Beautiful," is currently climbing the AC Monitor and National Christian Audience charts and continues to be added to stations and heard by millions across the country.
As Sure As The Sun from Full Heart Music was produced by her father, Brown Bannister and Ben Shive. Ellie began a Kickstarter campaign to raise support for the making of her album, setting a goal of $40,000 to be raised in 50 days. She reached her initial goal in only 3 days and ended up raising over $108,000 with 1,756 backers. This highly successful Kickstarter campaign placed her 4th overall top Christian Kickstarter Campaign as well as placing in the Top 30 Most Funded Kickstarter Music campaigns of all time.
Holcomb is a Nashville native, a seasoned artist, as well as a wife and mother. For the past seven years, she's been part of her husband's band, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Last December she was the special guest on Andrew Peterson's annual "Behold The Lamb of God" Christmas Tour and is appearing at various venues and festivals across the U.S. this year, such as KLTY's Celebrate Freedom and AtlantaFest. Holcomb will appear on six tour dates this fall with Crowder.