Christian singer and songwriter Ellie Holocomb announced on social media that she is pregnant. She is expecting a baby in July this year. Underneath her picture of her holding a pregnant belly with the caption, "Happy July news...so grateful."
Holocomb is the daughter of CCM's producer Brown Bannister (Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith) and she is married to Drew Holocomb of the Drew Holocomb and the Neighbors' fame. For years, she had been singing with her husband's team Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. At the prodding of her hubby to record her own music, Holcomb has finally taken a step of faith of releasing her first debut album "As Sure As the Sun" last year.
This record follows her EPs "Magnolia" and "With You Now," and it features 11 songs all co-written or written by Holcomb herself. Now on constant rotation in this reviewer's iTunes is "The Valley." Written in a very depressing time of her life, Holcomb returns back to the Psalter, particularly Psalm 23 and 69, for wisdom. On the surface, the lyrics may sound like it's the articulation of a woman crying out for God's intervention. But if you are familiar with the Psalms you will be amazed how much of Scripture echoes with every phrase. And with the wizened power of God's word, just as bouncy as the retro 90s- rhythmic percussion, "The Valley" is a sure picker for the downtrodden.
She was awarded Best New Artist at the 2014 GMA Dove Awards.
Read our review of Ellie's "As Sure as the Sun" here: http://www.hallels.com/articles/1015/20140212/ellie-holcomb-as-sure-as-the-sun-album-review.htm#ixzz3T1tcrBDm