In a music genre where a great story is key and a sense of genuineness is as important as an artist’s vocal prowess, 24-year-old Holly Tucker is emerging on the Texas Country Music scene as one to watch. Her voice has been described by Blake Shelton as “the most effortless, accurate, and powerful voice” the top-charting country music star has ever heard. That, coupled with Holly’s down-to-earth personality evident in both her lyrics and performances is fast moving Holly’s music onto charts and into hearts in Texas and beyond.
Holly Tucker’s musical roots run deep and wide, her musical story beginning even before she was born. Holly is the youngest of three, born to Johnny and Cheryl Tucker, founders of the eighties Christian band, Revised Edition. Holly grew up singing in the church and performing on various stages and at fairs and festivals around Texas. At age 14, Holly recorded her first full-length CD entitled ‘It’s about Time’. A year later she lent her voice to demos in Nashville, and, by the age of 17, had recorded a second full-length CD. As a freshman, at Baylor University in 2012, Holly was selected as an artist for a student-run record label and recorded an all-original 3-song EP entitled “Something To Be Said.”
In June 2013, Holly entered the national music conversation, when she rose to the Top 6 out of 40-thousand people who auditioned on Season 4 of NBC TV’s hit music reality show, The Voice. Holly, on Team Blake Shelton, was one of only seven contestants to receive an impressive “4-chair-turn”.
Currently, with her focus on the Texas country music scene, Holly has released three singles to Texas Regional Radio. All have charted in the top 100, including ‘Wax Paper Cups” a duet with popular Texas country artist, Ray Johnston of the Ray Johnston Band, and “You’re In Texas”, which rose to #44 on the TRRR Top 100. Holly’s current single, “Dallas on Your Boots”, is climbing the Texas charts and promises to be Holly’s most successful radio release to date. In the last year, Holly has opened for well-loved and respected artists such as Tracy Byrd, Willie Nelson, Neal McCoy, Restless Heart, Linda Davis, Clint Black, the Oakridge Boys, Kevin Fowler, Koe Wetzel, Stoney LaRue, Parker McCollum, Ray Johnston, Hudson Moore, and more.
Recently, Holly has been blessed to receive several honors in the Texas music scene. She entered the Texas Music Pickers Songwriter Competition and of the 63 entries, she rose to the top as the 2017 TMP Top Pick Songwriter. Holly was also nominated for the 2017 ETX Music Awards in 7 categories and ended up winning four awards for Song of the Year (You’re In Texas), Music Video of the Year (You’re In Texas), Songwriter of the Year, and most special of all, Female Vocalist of the Year. In addition, Holly has most recently been voted the Texas Country Music Association (TCMA) 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year.
Holly is a proud Baylor University alum with a degree in Communications. She resides in Waco, Texas.