Holly Gotfredson has been playing music since she was about 7 years old. In her childhood home in Birmingham, AL, she had a piano right next to the TV in the family room.. Her mom watched 'The Young and the Restless' while doing laundry and spending time with Holly - after hearing the theme song from the show a zillion times, Holly was able to pick out the song on the piano. From there, her mother enrolled her in piano lessons and helped develop her love of music. She grew up playing piano and singing in church choirs, the school chorus and as she grew up - performing live at open mikes and talent shows. She began writing songs at the age of 12 and kept a notebook of all of her lyrics and chord charts. What began as a hobby, grew into a passion and around the age of 16 she joined her first band Paradox (later to be renamed Passage) - a group of high school friends who played around town for local events. Once she graduated, she attened college at the University of Georgia where she was part of an acoustic trio called 'Idle Green' that performed around coffee houses and bars in Athens. Her friends from her first band, Paradox called that spring to tell her that their lead singer had left and they had a week to get ready for a talent show. She joined them for Battle of the Bands in Atlanta and they took 3rd place. From there, she became the lead singer of Passage and toured with them from 1991 - 1994 including playing at such venues as The ROXY, GA THEATER in Athens, Ga State Spring Music Series and several more. They received airplay on several Atlanta stations including 96 ROCK, Ga State Radio 90.5, and 99X. When a deal with a small label fell through, Holly decided to embark on a solo career which lasted for three years until her marriage in 1999. After a two year break, she rediscovered her faith in Christ shortly after the events of September 11th. God began calling her to write songs of faith for His people. She attended the GMA workshop weeked in 2005 to learn more about the Christian music industry, newer methods of songwriting and gained valuable insight into Christian music today. She completed her first contemporary Christian CD in March of 2007 entitled 'HEAL' and just released her second CD 'Offering' in February of 2009. She is a member of ASCAP and CCLI. It is her hope that her music will create a musical landscape of celebration, peace, comfort and rest. To read reviews of 'HEAL' just visit amazon.com and search on Holly Gotfredson...if you are so inclined, please share your review of 'Offering' and 'Heal' with CD baby too! Thanks so much and God bless!
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