Holly Tucker, often called the Angel of Texas Country Music, is proving that great things are worth the wait.
Five years after winning the hearts of millions of television viewers on Season 4 of NBC TV’s hit music reality show, The Voice, the 25-year-old is leaving her boot print all over Texas Country Music and with fans worldwide.
Holly, whose voice has been described by Blake Shelton as “the most effortless, accurate, and powerful voice”, is Texas Country Music Association’s reigning Female Vocalist of the Year. In what’s being called Holly’s breakout year since appearing on The Voice, the Waco native was also named 2017 Vocalist of the Year by the East Texas Music Association, and, Holly’s hit single off the 2016 album Steel, “You’re in Texas”, is 2017’s Song of the Year. The video for “You’re In Texas” won Video of the Year.
“I am so incredibly proud of the music my team and I created for Steel,” the Waco, Texas native says. “This album (Steel) is the product of three years of blood, sweat, and, at times, tears.” “I am humbled by the recognition and inspired by those who have supported me and this fantastic project”.
Steel, full of its award winning singles, was Holly’s first full length album release since The Voice. In late 2016, Holly launched the Steel Tour. From her time on The Voice, through early 2018, Holly has played over 600 venues throughout Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, California, and Louisiana. (anywhere else - states?) With her focus on the Texas country music scene, Holly released four singles from Steel to Texas Regional Radio. All 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 last radio single release to date, ‘Dallas On Your Boots’ climbed to the TRRR’s Top 30. Additionally, Holly released the official DOYB music video in mid-2017 and it was featured on the Country Rebel Facebook page and Great American Country (GAC). Throughout her Steel Tour, Holly has opened for well-loved and respected artists such as Tracy Byrd, Willie Nelson, Restless Heart, Linda Davis, Clint Black, Curtis Grimes, Terri Clark, Shenandoah, Sundance Head, Deryl Dodd, Deana Carter, Parker McCollum, Koe Wentzel, Hudson Moore, and others.
Holly Tucker’s musical roots run deep and wide, her musical story beginning even before she was born. Holly is the youngest of three children 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, "Love is What She Likes". In 2012, as a freshman at Baylor University, 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.
Holly entered the national music conversation in June 2013 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”.
Off-stage and outside of the studio, Holly has a huge heart for helping others and giving back. The country recording artist is engaged with several non-profit campaigns including The American Heart Association, and Meals on Wheels. Holly is the spokesperson for the, Waco-area Community Cancer Association. In 2017, after Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas leaving Houston and nearby coastal cities and towns in ruins, Holly launched the “Martin Goes To Harvey” Campaign, collecting fellow artists’ signatures on a Martin guitar, which she auctioned, raising thousands of dollars for hurricane relief efforts. Holly also makes regular visits to area hospitals and schools inspiring children with her music, strong values, genuine conversation, and musical journey.