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Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Biography

Last updated: 01/25/2013 08:54:39 AM

Drew Holcomb is an American singer and songwriter who grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and now calls East Nashville, Tennessee home. Holcolmb's wife, Ellie, performs alongside him in the band, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Holcomb earned a considerable following after his 2005 album, Washed in Blue, was released and had multiple TV placements on Lifetime's Army Wives and Showtimes's United States of Tara, and A&E's The Cleaner. Holcomb and his band, The Neighbors, joined by his wife and singing and songwriting partner Ellie Bannister Holcomb, daughter of Brown Bannister, then recorded 2008's Passenger Seat.

Holcomb has gained most of his following with a heavy touring schedule, headlining regionally in the Southeast, and opening for National acts such as Susan Tedeschi, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, Jon McLaughlin, The Avett Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, Marc Broussard, Dave Barnes, and Matt Hires. Holcomb was featured on Paste Magazine's November 2009 Sampler CD. In the fall of 2009, Holcomb appearred alongside Pat Green, Billy Joe Shaver, and Darryl Worley on the TV show, Legends and Lyrics.

Holcomb's 2011 album Chasing Someday, produced by Andy Hunt at his East Nashville Wide Studios, debuted at number 182 on the Billboard 200 dated for the week ending February 26, 2011.

Drew and his wife Ellie are both involved in Nashville YoungLife and have played at various YoungLife camp locations across the United States during the summer sessions. They are expecting their first child, a daughter on November 7th in 2012

Holcomb's song "Live Forever," released in 2009, was prominently featured in a commercial preview of the NBA's 2011-12 season.It was also used in promos for the series finale of House M.D.