Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors

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Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Birth name Hampton Andrew Holcomb, Jr.[1][2][3]
Born (1982-05-13) May 13, 1982 (age 32)[4]
Origin Memphis, Tennessee and East Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Alternative and Rock
Occupation(s) Singer and Songwriter.
Years active 2005-present
Labels DualTone Records
Associated acts Susan Tedeschi, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, Jon McLaughlin, The Avett Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, Marc Broussard, Dave Barnes, Ben Rector, and Matt Hires
Website http://www.drewholcomb.com/

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an American rock band, led by singer/songwriter Hampton Andrew "Drew" Holcomb, Jr..[1][2][3] (born May 13, 1982)[4] The band is based in East Nashville, Tennessee and also includes Holcomb's wife Ellie.

Holcomb earned a considerable following after his 2005 album, Washed in Blue, had multiple TV placements on Lifetime's Army Wives[5] Showtime's United States of Tara,[6] and A&E's The Cleaner.

Career[edit]

Holcomb has gained most of his following with a heavy touring schedule, headlining regionally in the Southeast, and opening for national acts such as Susan Tedeschi, Ryan Adams,[7] Los Lobos, Jon McLaughlin, The Avett Brothers, Robert Earl Keen,[8] Marc Broussard, Dave Barnes, and Matt Hires.

Holcomb was featured on Paste Magazine '​s November 2009 Sampler CD.[9] In the fall of 2009, Holcomb appearred alongside Pat Green, Billy Joe Shaver, and Darryl Worley on the TV show Legends and Lyrics.[10]

Holcomb's 2011 album Chasing Someday, produced by Andy Hunt at his East Nashville Wide Studios, debuted at number 182 on the Billboard 200 for the week ending February 26, 2011.[11]

Drew and his wife Ellie are both involved in Nashville YoungLife and have played at various YoungLife camp locations across the United States during the summer sessions. They are expecting their first child, a daughter on November 7 in 2012.

Holcomb's song "Live Forever", released in 2009, was prominently featured in a commercial preview of the NBA's 2011-12 season.[12][13] It was also used in promos for the series finale of House M.D. In January 2013, his song, "What Would I do Without You", released in 2013 was featured on "How I Met Your Mother" in season 8, episode 14, titled "Ring Up!"[14]

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors released their fourth album Good Light on February 19, 2013 on Good Time Records. The album features twelve songs, including the popular single "Tennessee", and was released following Holcomb's 30th birthday and the birth of his first child, daughter Emmylou. The band continues to tour, including a performance at Bonnaroo in June 2013.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[15]
US US Folk US Rock US Heat US Indie
Washed in Blue
  • Release date: May 12, 2005
  • Label: Istra
Live from Memphis
  • Release date: September 27, 2007
  • Label: self-released
A Neighborly Christmas
  • Release date: December 11, 2007
  • Label: Magnolia Records
Passenger Seat
  • Release date: August 12, 2008
  • Label: Magnolia Records
A Million Miles Away
  • Release date: August 11, 2009
  • Label: Magnolia Records
Chasing Someday 183 8 39 3 19
Through the Night: Live in the Studio
  • Release date: June 19, 2012
  • Label: Magnolia Records
Good Light
  • Release date: February 26, 2013
  • Label: Good Time Records
84 5 23 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Fire and Dynamite"[16] Aaron Greenberg
2013 "Good Light"[17] David Poag
"The Wine We Drink"[18] Konrad Czysrowski

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://repertoire.bmi.com/writer.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25&querytype=WriterID&keyid=1009497&keyname=HOLCOMB+HAMPTON+ANDREW+JR&CAE=492675806&Affiliation=BMI
  2. ^ a b http://www.peytonmanning.com/media/University-of-Tennessee-Peyton-Manning-Scholarship-Award-Recipients.pdf
  3. ^ a b http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_chanhonoproj/655/
  4. ^ a b ellieholcomb (May 13, 2011). "When they built you brother...". Twitter. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.legendsandlyrics.com/artists/Drew_Holcomb
  6. ^ http://www.sho.com/site/tara/home.do
  7. ^ http://www.answeringbell.com/Answering%20Bell/2004%20Shows/2004.10.06.htm
  8. ^ https://www.minglewoodhall.com/gallery2/main.php/main.php?g2_itemId=1782
  9. ^ http://www.pastemagazine.com/store/product/48/BI/paste_back_issues/issue_48_november_2008_single_copy
  10. ^ http://www.legendsandlyrics.com/
  11. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. February 26, 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Semjgd9e73A
  13. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3WG1Bv5aBE
  14. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFbpKOsNwXA
  15. ^ "Folk Albums | Billboard.com". Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Fire and Dynamite". Country Music Television. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  17. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Good Light". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  18. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: The Wine We Drink". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 14, 2013.