Artists, Albums & Songs We Love

Ellie HolcombEllie Holcomb

In light of the adorable Ellie Holcomb’s well-deserved New Artist of the Year Dove win, our TSO Pick of the Week became an easy choice. At Tuesday night’s ceremony, Holcomb became the second independent artist ever to win a Dove for New Artist of the Year. We, however, have been a fan since the beginning…way before her solo debut released this past February. Holcomb may be a newcomer to CCM, but she’s no stranger to the music industry. Her dad is veteran producer Brown Bannister (Amy Grant, MercyMe, Steven Curtis Chapman). She’s recorded and toured with her husband’s Americana band, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, for years; and she released two critically-acclaimed solo EPs before As Sure As The Sun, her first full-length that formally ushered Holcomb into the CCM community. All of her work is as honest and real as the singer-songwriter herself. Her songs feel like vulnerable conversations with a treasured friend. Her vocals are beautifully raspy and soulful, and her lyrics are deeply soaked in Scripture. Her surprising win Tuesday night confirms what longtime fans have known all along. Raw honesty wins every time. And Holcomb is nothing if not honest. That’s why she’s a rare gem in a sea of polished pop.

Download As Sure As The Sun.

Download Ellie’s previous two equally lovely EPs, Magnolia and With You Now.

Download Drew Holcomb & The Neighbor’s latest album, Good Light.