International Country Music Star Jolie Holliday was born in Dallas, Texas. As a little girl, her mother introduced her to the love of music. By age five, she was belting out tunes for friends and family. Much of her childhood was spent with her grandfather on his ranch, “The Bar T”, in Karnack, Texas. While working together on the ranch, he encouraged her to believe in herself, and taught her responsibility, determination and faith were the keys to a successful life. She fell deeper in love with country music as the two listened to classic country greats like Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, & Dolly Parton. She began publicly performing in her early teens.
Jolie’s debut CD “A Real Good Day” was tremendously successful, garnering the Dallas native a number of awards, and entered the European charts at #1! She also received the Young Talent of the Year award at the German CMA Awards as well as Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year at the CMA Indie Awards. Her follow-up CD “Lucky Enough” includes soulful country ballads, true to Jolie’s roots, along with up-tempo honky-tonk tunes, which feature her broad vocal range. The single “No Thanks,” reached #1 on the IndieWorld Country Chart. “I’m Coming Home To You” was in the top 20 on the Texas Music Charts. Her current CD, “Somebody Who Can” with the single release of “Waffle House” has received huge response on National Radio and the title cut, “Somebody Who Can” is quickly moving up the Texas Radio chart.
Since her debut, Jolie has opened for such great artists as Thompson Square, Pat Green, Neal McCoy, Lee Ann Womack, Collin Raye, Randy Travis, Stoney LaRue, Sonny Burgess and Marty Stuart to name a few. She performed at the 2011 Official Super Bowl Pre-Game in Dallas, TX, the 2009 & 2010 CMA Music Fest, and the half-time show at the 2009 Thanksgiving Dallas Cowboy game.
Jolie was truly honored when asked by Chris Kyle’s family to sing “Soldier”, another song from her new CD “Somebody Who Can”, at his memorial service in February 2013 at Cowboy Stadium. Jolie’s new CD is dedicated to Chris Kyle and all Armed Forces for their services. In July 2013, Jolie performed “Soldier” and “Waffle House” on WFAA TV’s Good Morning Texas. Jolie was honored to perform for her 15th year at The State Fair of Texas during it’s 24 day run, performing each day on the Bud Light stage. And in December, The Jolie Holliday Band was featured on the North Texas Chevy Music Showcase during Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC TV.
Jolie has stayed true to her roots and continues to enthusiastically treat fans to her high energy, yet intimate live performances! With hand clapping, foot stomping, get-up-out-of-your-seat and dance shows that include a medley of her own hits, as well as timeless country favorites, Jolie’s electrifying concerts remain a top priority for this truly gifted performer.
Jolie is a 1999 honor graduate of L.V. Berkner High School (Richardson,Texas) where she played softball, and was the school’s Homecoming Queen her senior year. Jolie was honored to receive the Excellence in Education Award from Richardson Independent School District April 2012.
When she’s not performing or recording she enjoys working out, horseback riding, boating, fishing, college football, and spending time with family and friends! Jolie currently makes her home in Dallas, Texas. She actively supports local charitable organizations such as Wednesday’s Child, The Rise School of Dallas, Cook Children’s Hospital Ft. Worth, Texas, and the Special Olympics.
Jolie can also be seen in concert regularly. Please visit www.JolieHolliday.com for show line up.