Singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb releases her third studio LP, Canyon, in partnership with Capitol CMG. This hope-filled album showcases an all-star team of co-writers such as Natalie Hemby, Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE, Thad Cockrell, David Leonard, and Jon Guerra, was produced by Cason Cooley and executive produced by her father Brown Bannister. Canyon is a record about a deeper sorrow and a higher hope. Click here to listen to the full-length album.
“To be human is to be broken,” shares Ellie Holcomb about the central theme flowing throughout her album. “We all know what it is for our hearts to be split wide open like a canyon by the pain and loss and sorrow, we encounter here. I spent a lot of my life trying to pretend like I wasn’t broken, trying to ignore some of the deepest wounds in my own story and some of the deepest wounds in the world around me, but what I encountered as I began to lean into these broken places was the nearness, kindness, and empathy of God, who sent His son to break for us, so we could know that our brokenness is never the end of the story.”
Early feedback on the album showcases the strength of the messages in Holcomb’s songs. Outlets such as American Songwriter have highlighted the heart Holcomb vulnerably shares with the listener in an interview posted this week. “In the midst of a great deal of brokenness, Canyon resounds triumphantly. By sharing the wholeness she found within those ancient walls, Holcomb’s new songs sound like joy. The record is invitational in nature, overcoming the unimaginable as a collective” (American Songwriter). Other outlets are calling it one of the top albums of the year. Holcomb also touches on important topics such as racial reconciliation with an interview on the Worship Online podcast. She’s also spoken with Catholic Faith Network, The Gospel Coalition, CBN Studio 5, The Libby O Show, and the Between You & Me podcast, and more to come.
Her debut radio single is “I Don’t Want To Miss It,” which is currently in the Top 30 on the Billboard Airplay chart and Top 25 the AC Indicator chart with 38 stations on the song. The official video has more than 110k views on YouTube. Holcomb has debuted visually stunning videos, some of which were taped in the Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park.
01.I Don’t Want To Miss It
05.Paradox (feat. Natalie Hemby)
06.Brand New Day
07.Sweet Ever After (feat. NEEDTOBREATHE)
09.Mine (feat. Drew Holcomb)
10.I Will Carry You
11.Gold (feat. Carly Bannister)
OVERALL RATING: 5 stars