Steve Holy

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Steve Holy
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Background information
Born (1972-02-23) February 23, 1972 (age 42)
Origin Dallas, Texas, USA
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels Curb
Associated acts Wilbur Rimes
Lee Thomas Miller
Website SteveHoly.com

Steve Holy (born February 23, 1972) is an American country music singer. Signed to Curb Records since 1999, he has released three studio albums: 2000's Blue Moon, 2006's Brand New Girlfriend, and 2011's Love Don't Run. Fifteen of his singles have entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the Number One hits "Good Morning Beautiful" (which was featured in the movie Angel Eyes) and "Brand New Girlfriend".

Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Steve was born February 23, 1972 in Dallas, Texas as the youngest of eight children.[1] He entered a local competition called the Mesquite Opry at age nineteen. While there, he caught the attention of Wilbur Rimes, the father of country singer LeAnn Rimes. By 1999, Holy was signed to Curb Records.

2000–2001: Blue Moon[edit]

His first single for the label, "Don't Make Me Beg", peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard country charts in 2000. By October of that year, Holy's debut album, Blue Moon, was released.[1] Its second and third singles, which were the title track and "The Hunger", respectively, both reached No. 24 on the country charts.[2]

Late in 2001, Holy reached Number One for the first time with "Good Morning Beautiful,"[3] a selection from the soundtrack to the film Angel Eyes. This song spent five weeks at Number One on the country charts and reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] Blue Moon eventually went Gold nine years after its release in February 2009.

2002–2010: Non-album singles and Brand New Girlfriend[edit]

Holy released his fifth single, "I'm Not Breakin'," in late 2002. This song peaked at No. 27 on the country music charts.[3] This was followed by four more singles over the next two years: "Rock-a-Bye Heart" at No. 37 in 2003, "Put Your Best Dress On" at No. 26 in 2004, "Go Home" and "It's My Time (Waste It If I Want To)" at No. 49 and No. 59, respectively, in 2005.[3] None of these five singles were included on a studio album.[2]

In 2005, Holy released "Brand New Girlfriend," co-written by Jeffrey Steele, Shane Minor and Bart Allmand. This song became Holy's second Number One on the country charts, reaching the top of the charts in its thirty-sixth week and setting a record for the slowest climb to Number One on that chart since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan in 1990.[4] (This record was broken one year later by Tracy Lawrence, whose "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" reached Number One in its forty-first chart week.) "Brand New Girlfriend" was the lead-off single to Holy's second studio album, also entitled Brand New Girlfriend. This album also produced the lesser Top 40 country hits "Come On Rain" and "Men Buy the Drinks (Girls Call the Shots)" at No. 35 and No. 38.[3] Also included on the album were a cover version of Hank Williams, Jr.'s "All for the Love of Sunshine" and a song co-written by United States Senator Orrin Hatch.[2]

A thirteenth single, "Might Have Been", was released in mid-2008 and on the chart week of December 27, 2008 debuted at No. 60 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

2011–present: Love Don't Run[edit]

In February 2011 Holy released "Love Don't Run". The song became his first Top 20 hit on the country charts since "Brand New Girlfriend" in 2006. Holy's third studio album, also entitled Love Don't Run, was released on September 13, 2011.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[5]
US
[6]
US
Heat
Blue Moon 7 63 1
Brand New Girlfriend
  • Release date: August 8, 2006
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
2 19
Love Don't Run
  • Release date: September 13, 2011
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
30 135
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
Best of Steve Holy
  • Release date: February 11, 2014
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Formats: CD, music download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[8]
US Country Airplay
[9]
US
[10]
US
Pop
CAN Country
[11]
1999 "Don't Make Me Beg" 29 36 Blue Moon
2000 "Blue Moon"A 24 120 47
2001 "The Hunger" 24 *
"Good Morning Beautiful" 1 29 *
2002 "I'm Not Breakin'" 27 * N/A
2003 "Rock-a-Bye Heart" 37 *
2004 "Put Your Best Dress On" 26 *
2005 "Go Home" 49 *
"It's My Time (Waste It If I Want To)" 59 *
2006 "Brand New Girlfriend" 1 40 60 * Brand New Girlfriend
"Come On Rain" 35 *
2007 "Men Buy the Drinks (Girls Call the Shots)" 38 *
2008 "Might Have Been" 56 * N/A
2009 "Baby Don't Go" * Brand New Girlfriend
2011 "Love Don't Run" 19 78 * Love Don't Run
"Until the Rain Stops" 57 *
2012 "Hauled Off and Kissed Me" 55 55 *
2013 "Radio Up" Best of Steve Holy
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1999 "Don't Make Me Beg" Sherman Halsey
2000 "Blue Moon"
"The Hunger" Chris Rogers
2001 "Good Morning Beautiful" David Abbott[13]
2003 "Rock-a-Bye Heart"
2004 "Put Your Best Dress On"
2006 "Brand New Girlfriend" Eric Welch
2011 "Love Don't Run"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, Zac. "Steve Holy biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  2. ^ a b c Morris, Edward (25 August 2006). "Holy resurfaces with "Brand New Girlfriend"". CMT. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 192. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ Chart Beat
  5. ^ "Steve Holy Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Steve Holy Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Steve Holy – Blue Moon". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  8. ^ "Steve Holy Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Steve Holy Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Steve Holy Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Steve Holy – Brand New Girlfriend". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  13. ^ "CMT : Videos : Steve Holy : Good Morning Beautiful". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 

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