Singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb on Wednesday announced that she has signed a publishing deal with Capitol Christian Music Publishing (Capitol CMP) for future projects. Holcomb released her independent solo debut, As Sure As The Sun, in 2014 to great acclaim which she followed up with the release of her anticipated sophomore album, Red Sea Road, last year.
Her debut album charted at No. 1 on iTunes Christian chart and the same year earned the "New Artist of the Year" honors at the GMA Dove Awards. Red Sea Road debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Christian Album sales chart and on the Top Current Album Sales overall chart.
"We at Capitol CMP have been admirers of Ellie's for some time now and always hoped we'd get the chance to work with her," says Brad O'Donnell, Chief Creative Officer Capitol Christian Music Group. "She has a stellar reputation both as a skilled, thoughtful songwriter and even more as a special person. We are excited to be partnered with her and looking forward to all of the great songs that lie ahead!"
Holcomb, sharing her excitement about the signing, explains, "Capitol CMP is stacked with folks who are really talented at what they do, and each member of the team contributes equal measures of skill and passion to their jobs, but I think my favorite thing about this company is that it actually feels more like a family than a company. So honored and excited to link arms with this incredible team of writers and publishers!"
Holcomb began her musical career by touring the country with her husband in Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. After eight years, and with the birth of their daughter Emmylou, she decided to take a break from the heavy touring, giving her time to create As Sure As The Sun. She is currently scheduled to perform at several events throughout the summer and fall, with full details available on her official website.