Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

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Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
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Background information
OriginMemphis, Tennessee; East Nashville, Tennessee
GenresAmericana, alternative rock, folk rock
Years active2005–present
  • Magnolia
  • DualTone
  • Good Time
  • Thirty Tigers
Associated actsEllie Holcomb
  • Drew Holcomb
  • Rich Brinsfield
  • Nathan Dugger

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an Americana band from Memphis and East Nashville in Tennessee, United States. The band was formed in 2006 by Drew Holcomb (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica). The other band members are Nathan Dugger (guitar, keys) and Rich Brinsfield (bass). His wife, Ellie Holcomb, who had been a member of the band since 2005, eventually stopped touring with the band to take care of their first child EmmyLou in 2012 and then later began pursuing a solo artist career.

The band has sold over 150,000 albums to date,[not verified in body] and played at over 1,800 concerts in seven countries.[not verified in body]


Early years[edit]

Drew Holcomb began his musical career as a solo act. In 2003, he recorded his debut EP Lost And Found in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Two years later, Holcomb released the full-length album Washed in Blue, which led to multiple TV placements, including Lifetime's Army Wives, Showtimes's United States of Tara, and A&E's The Cleaner.

Musical career[edit]

While attending the University of Tennessee, Holcomb met Ellie Bannister, daughter of producer-songwriter Brown Bannister. The two married in 2006 and now live in Nashville.[1] Shortly after their wedding, Drew collaborated with Nathan Dugger and Rich Brinsfield to form a band. They then asked Ellie Holcomb to join the band. At the time, they all lived in the same zip code, which was why the band was called "Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors". In August 2008, the band released a 10-track album called Passenger Seat, which reached No. 3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.

In 2009, Holcomb and his band toured heavily, and supported several national acts, including Susan Tedeschi, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, The Avett Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, and Marc Broussard. In the fall of 2009, the band appeared alongside Pat Green, Billy Joe Shaver, and Darryl Worley on the PBS TV show Legends and Lyrics.

In 2011, the band partnered with Dualtone Records to create the album Chasing Someday. Released in February 2011, the 13-track album earned Holcomb his first appearance on the "Billboard" charts. Chasing Someday debuted at No. 183 on Billboard 200 as well as other Billboard charts including: No. 3 Billboard Heatseekers, No. 45 on Billboard Overall Digital Albums, No. 19 on Billboard Independent Album Chart, No. 8 on Billboard Folk Albums, and No. 29 on Billboard Rock Albums. The band embarked on the heaviest touring season since its inception, playing over 400 shows for the Chasing Someday cycle and their first sell out performances in venues beyond the Southeastern United States.

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have also appeared multiple times at Nashville, Tennessee's free summer music festival, Live on The Green in 2011 and again in 2017. They have also made appearances at other festivals across the US, including Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival, Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival, Lexington's Midsummer Festival, Austin City Limits and many more.

In February 2013, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors released their album, Good Light, through their self-owned imprint Magnolia Music and management company's Good Time Records. The 12-song album debuted No. 84 on Billboard Top 200 and landed on several other "Billboard" charts, including: No. 5 on Folk Albums Chart, No. 14 on Independent Albums Chart, and No. 23 on Rock Albums Chart. "Good Light" also peaked at No. 18 on the Americana radio format chart. The band toured heavily, first in direct support for Needtobreathe's US "Drive All Night" Tour, and Drew later directly supported John Hiatt's West Coast tour as a solo performer.

Medicine was the 2015 follow-up to Drew Holcomb's 2013 album Good Light, released in January 2015. The album, which is Drew's most successful record to date, debuted at No. 47 on the Billboard 200 along with other Billboard charts: No. 23 on the Top Digital Albums Chart, No. 12 on the Rock Albums Chart, and No. 30 on the Top Current Album Sales. Holcomb co-produced the album with Joe Pisapia, and wife, Ellie Holcomb made multiple appearances on the album as well. Holcomb also made an appearance on Late Night TV with Jimmy Kimmel on April 15, 2015 promoting the recent release of the "Medicine" album. They did a Fall tour throughout the world playing shows all across the US and into the UK and Ireland with opener, Penny & Sparrow. Throughout the majority of 2015, Holcomb jumped on the first two legs of the Tour de Compadres tour, formed by Needtobreathe and played with Colony House, Ben Rector, and Switchfoot.

Shortly after the band's first live album, Live at the Ryman, was released in late 2016 under Magnolia Records.[citation needed] The 17-song album debuted No. 5 on Billboard's Folk Album Charts, No. 25 on the Rock Albums Chart, No. 3 on Vinyl Albums Chart, and No. 17 on Independent Albums Chart.[citation needed]

They released a new studio album, Souvenir, on March 24, 2017.[citation needed] The 11-song album debuted at No. 117 on the Billboard 200 along with other Billboard charts: No. 3 on Folk Album, No. 17 on Rock Album, No. 3 on Vinyl Albums, and No. 4 on Independent Albums.[citation needed] The album was recorded in East Nashville, with the same producers as the previous album: Joe Pisapia and Ian Fitchuk.[citation needed]

Dragons, their most collaborative to-date—with songs co-written by Lori McKenna, Natalie Hemby, Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow, producer Cason Cooley, and Ellie Holcomb—was release on August 16, 2019.[citation needed]


Title Details Peak chart positions
US US Folk[2] US Rock US Heat US Indie US Top Current Album US Vinyl Album US Internet Album US Top Album Sales US Digital Album
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
Another Neighborly Christmas
  • Release date: November 6, 2012
  • Label: Magnolia Records
Good Light
  • Release date: February 26, 2013
  • Label: Magnolia Records
84 5 23 14
  • Release date: January 27, 2015
  • Label: Magnolia Records
47 6 12 9
Live at the Ryman
  • Release date: August 16, 2016
  • Label: Magnolia Records
5 25 5 89 3 8
  • Release date: March 24, 2017
  • Label: Magnolia Records
117 3 5 3 3 10 27 20
  • Release date: August 16, 2019
  • Label: Magnolia Records / Thirty Tigers
171[3] 3[4] 30[5] 5[6] 13[7] 3[8] 6[9] 13[10] 13[11]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Fire and Dynamite"[12] Aaron Greenberg
"Live Forever"[13] David Poag
2013 "Good Light"[14] David Poag
"The Wine We Drink"[15] Konrad Czysrowski
2014 "American Beauty"[16] Eric Ryan Anderson
2014 "Here We Go"[17]
2014 "Tennessee"[18]
2014 "Avalanche"[19] Neal Dahlgren
2015 "Sisters Brothers"[20] Neal Dahlgren
2015 "Tightrope"[21] Walter Lantz / Matt Delisi
2016 "You'll Always Be My Girl"[22] Lindley Atkinson
2016 "Wild World"[23]
2017 "Rowdy Heart, Broken Wing"[24]
2019 "End of the World" Carl Diebold


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  2. ^ "Folk Albums | Billboard.com". Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  3. ^ "Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors Dragons Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
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  12. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Fire and Dynamite". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  13. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Live Forever". Country Music Television. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  14. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Good Light". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  15. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: The Wine We Drink". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  16. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: American Beauty". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  17. ^ "Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Here We Go". Drew Holcomb. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
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  19. ^ "Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Avalanche". Drew Holcomb. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  20. ^ "Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Sisters Brothers". Drew Holcomb. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  21. ^ "Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Tightrope". Drew Holcomb. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  22. ^ "Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: You'll Always Be My Girl". Drew Holcomb. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  23. ^ "Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Wild World". Drew Holcomb. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  24. ^ "Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Rowdy Heart, Broken Wing". Drew Holcomb. Retrieved March 23, 2017.