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Ellie Holcomb makes her Opry debut

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Thu, Apr 6th 2017 01:00 pm

'Red Sea Road' continues to receive high critical praise

This past weekend, Dove Award winner Ellie Holcomb made her debut on the stage that she's dreamed of performing on her entire life, Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry. Performing two songs from her current release, "Red Sea Road," she was introduced to the stage by long-time Opry members The Whites. 

Not able to hide her excitement, Holcomb blogged about the experience on her website, sharing, "I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve the night before because I was so excited for my Opry moment to come that I couldn't fall asleep for the life of me! From the moment I pulled into the artist parking lot at the Opry, I felt like I was coming home. Everyone was warm and welcoming, from the parking attendant to the security guards, the band director for the Opry band, to the Opry members & guest artists who were there that night. It all felt like a dream!"

To see the entire blog post, visit EllieHolcomb.com.

Holcomb's latest project, "Red Sea Road," an album full of songs that capture how Holcomb has seen God show up in the middle of a painful and heavy season in her life and those around her, released in January to high critical praise.

Holcomb, a Nashville native, began her musical career by touring the country with her husband in Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. After eight years, and with the birth of their daughter, Emmylou, Ellie opted to step out of the role of heavy touring. From that space came her debut solo album, "As Sure As The Sun," which charted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian chart and helped deem Holcomb the "Best New Artist" at the 2014 Dove Awards.

Since the release of "As Sure As The Sun," Holcomb has been walking an unexpected path, one of suffering and loss, but also peace and joy. She has come to the edge of the rushing river of confusion and experienced a God who made a way where there seemed to be no way.

And it is from that place - of finding God in the dark and unexpected - that Holcomb wrote and recorded "Red Sea Road" (Full Heart Music), which released Jan 27.

For more information about Holcomb, visit EllieHolcomb.com.

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