Ellie Holcomb Receives Two Dove Award Nominations, Recognized As New Artist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album For "AS SURE AS THE SUN"
It was just announced yesterday that singer, songwriter and storyteller Ellie Holcomb has received two Dove nominations. Holcomb is nominated for New Artist Of The Year as well as for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year for her debut solo project, As Sure As The Sun.
Upon hearing the good news, Holcomb shared, "I never dreamed I'd be nominated for a Dove Award! I'm deeply honored and flattered to be in the company of such amazing artists, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to make music that has somehow resonated with others."
As Sure As The Sun released February 18 to huge acclaim, hitting No. 2 its first week on the Christian chart and No. 1 the Christian genre on iTunes and at Amazon in its first week out. The album's first radio single, "The Broken Beautiful," hit No. 7 at AC Indicator, charted on AC Monitor as well as at National Christian Audience, and continues to be heard on stations across the country.
As Sure As The Sun (Full Heart Music) was produced by Brown Bannister and Ben Shive and has been touted as one of the top records of the year and a “must-have” album in everyone’s music library. A review in the Examiner sums it up well, stating, "Holcomb sings her honest, vulnerable thoughts to God...There's innocence about her love songs to Jesus that is refreshing in an age when Christian artists seem to be trying too hard to sound overly worldy."