Holly Dunn

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Holly Dunn
Born (1957-08-22) August 22, 1957 (age 57)
Origin San Antonio, Texas, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1985–2003
Labels MTM
Warner Bros.
River North
Website http://www.hollydunn.com/

Holly Dunn (born August 22, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American country music artist who first found fame with her 1986 Top-10 hit "Daddy's Hands" from her self-titled début album. Dunn has charted more than a dozen country singles, two of which ("Are You Ever Gonna Love Me", "You Really Had Me Going") reaching the No. 1 spot.

Dunn is the daughter of a minister father. Her brother is country music songwriter Chris Waters, with whom she has co-written much of her recorded material.

In 2003, Dunn announced her retirement from her musical career to devote full-time to her other passion, art. Her paintings deal primarily with subjects from the southwestern United States, and are available through the Peña Studio and Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Holly Dunn
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: MTM
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: MTM
Across the Rio Grande
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: MTM
The Blue Rose of Texas
  • Release date: July 10, 1989
  • Label: Warner Bros.
Heart Full of Love
  • Release date: May 10, 1990
  • Label: Warner Bros.
Getting It Dunn
  • Release date: June 16, 1992
  • Label: Warner Bros.
Life and Love and All the Stages
  • Release date: April 18, 1995
  • Label: River North
Leave One Bridge Standing
  • Release date: April 8, 1997
  • Label: River North
Full Circle
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: Oms
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Title Album details Peak chart
(sales thresholds)
US Country US
Milestones: Greatest Hits
  • Release date: July 23, 1991
  • Label: Warner Bros.
25 162
  • US: Gold


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1985 "Playing for Keeps" 62 Non-album song
"My Heart Holds On" 64 Holly Dunn
1986 "Two Too Many" 39
"Daddy's Hands" 7
1987 "Love Someone Like Me" 2 2 Cornerstone
"Only When I Love" 4 7
1988 "Strangers Again" 7 36
"That's What Your Love Does to Me" 5 6 Across the Rio Grande
"(It's Always Gonna Be) Someday" 11 *
1989 "Are You Ever Gonna Love Me" 1 6 The Blue Rose of Texas
"There Goes My Heart Again" 4 8
1990 "My Anniversary for Being a Fool" 63 75 Heart Full of Love
"You Really Had Me Going" 1 1
1991 "Heart Full of Love" 19 12
"Maybe I Mean Yes" 48 45 Milestones: Greatest Hits
"No One Takes the Train Anymore"
1992 "No Love Have I" 67 Getting It Dunn
"As Long as You Belong to Me" 68
1993 "Golden Years" 51 62
1995 "I Am Who I Am" 56 56 Life and Love and All the Stages
"Cowboys Are My Weakness"
1996 "It's Not About Blame"
1997 "Leave One Bridge Standing" Leave One Bridge Standing
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1987 "A Face in the Crowd" Michael Martin Murphey 4 7 Americana
1990 "Maybe" Kenny Rogers 25 17 Something Inside So Strong
"Tomorrow's World" Various artists 74 single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1987 "Daddy's Hands" Jim May/Coke Sams
1988 "Strangers Again"
1990 "You Really Had Me Going"
1991 "Maybe I Mean Yes"
"No One Takes the Train Anymore"
1992 "As Long as You Belong to Me"[1]
1995 "I Am Who I Am"[2] Thom Oliphant
"Cowboys Are My Weakness" Jon Small
1997 "Leave One Bridge Standing" Steven R. Monroe


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