Ellie Holcomb

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Ellie Holcomb
Birth nameElizabeth Asher Bannister[1]
Born (1982-09-12) September 12, 1982 (age 36)[2]
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.[3]
GenresCCM, praise & worship, folk, acoustic
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, acoustic guitar
Years active2005–present
LabelsFull Heart
Associated actsDrew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Elizabeth Asher Holcomb[4] (née Bannister; born September 12, 1982) is an American CCM-folk singer-songwriter raised in Nashville, Tennessee.[3] Her father is noted music producer Brown Bannister, and she was a member of Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, whose frontman is her husband Drew. They met while in school at the University of Tennessee together.

Early life and education[edit]

Elizabeth Asher Bannister was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 12, 1982 to parents Brown Bannister and Debra Bannister. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2005 with her bachelor's degree in English and in 2006 with her Masters of Science in Teacher Education.[5] In 2006, Bannister married Drew Holcomb, and they have a daughter together who was born in 2012.[6][7] They reside together in Nashville, Tennessee.

Music career[edit]

Holcomb began her musical career with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors in 2005, and she started her individual career pursuit in 2011. In 2011, she released the Magnolia EP, which charted on numerous Billboard charts on September 10, 2011. Her second EP, With You Now did not come out until 2013, and this album peaked at No. 7 on the Christian Albums chart, which happened on September 7, 2013. Holcomb released her debut studio album on the Full Heart Music label on February 18, 2014, As Sure as the Sun, which has garnered critical praise. She was awarded Best New Artist at the 2014 GMA Dove Awards.[citation needed]

Following the success of As Sure as the Sun, Ellie Holcomb released her second full-length album, Red Sea Road on January 27, 2017.[citation needed]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[8]
As Sure as the Sun[9] 34 2 7
Red Sea Road
  • Released: January 27, 2017
106 3 9


List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title EP details Peak chart positions[8]
Magnolia (EP)[10] 16 9 48
With You Now[11] 7


As a solo artist[edit]

Year Title Peak Chart Positions Album
Hot Christian Songs
2014 "As Sure As The Sun" 47 As Sure as the Sun
"The Broken Beautiful" 20
"Hope Is Alive" 48
2017 "Red Sea Road" 42 Red Sea Road
"Find You Here" 29


  • GMA Dove Award's New Artist of the Year 2014[12]


  1. ^ Bannister, Elizabeth Asher (2005). ""Singing Shakespeare: Music inspired by the Master of Word" by Elizabeth Asher Bannister". University of Tennessee. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  2. ^ ellieholcomb (September 12, 2010). "I'm 28! For my birthday, please..." Twitter. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  3. ^ a b All Access (December 8, 2013). "Ellie Holcomb". All Access. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  4. ^ ASCAP IPI #584603533
  5. ^ University of Tennessee (May 12, 2006). "Annual Commencement of The University of Tennessee" (PDF). University of Tennessee. pp. 27–28. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 17, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  6. ^ Bledsoe, Wayne (August 29, 2008). "Holcomb finds perfect person to occupy 'Passenger Seat'". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  7. ^ Cummings, Tony (November 24, 2013). "Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors: Folk roots, alternative rock or Americana". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Billboard. "Ellie Holcomb - Chart History". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  9. ^ a b c Andre, Jonathan (February 14, 2014). "Ellie Holcomb – As Sure As The Sun". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c Ellie Holcomb (August 23, 2011). "Magnolia EP: Ellie Holcomb". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c Ellie Holcomb (August 19, 2013). "With You Now: Ellie Holcomb". Amazon.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  12. ^ "Dove Awards 2014 Winners: Ellie Holcomb Wins New Artist of the Year; Performs 'Broken Beautiful' [VIDEO]". breathecast.com. October 9, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2015.

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