Daughter of producer Brown Bannister and the wife of Drew from Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Ellie Holcomb is a CCM singer/songwriter who played in her husband's band before launching her solo career. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Holcomb began her music career in 2005 by joining her then future husband in Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors. The two married in 2006, and in 2013 the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Emmylou. Holcomb started her saolo career in 2011 with the EP Magnolia, then in 2014 she released her debut album, As Sure as the Sun. The album debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200 album chart. She reentered the Billboard 200 with the follow-up, Red Sea Road, released in 2017, again with Full Heart Music. The following year saw Holcomb issue the children's record Sing: Creation Songs.
Elizabeth Asher Holcomb (née Bannister; born September 12, 1982) is an American CCM-folk singer-songwriter raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Her father is noted music producer Brown Bannister, and she was a member of Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, whose frontman is her husband Drew. They met while in school at the University of Tennessee together.
Early life and education
Elizabeth Asher Bannister was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 12, 1982 to parents Brown Bannister and Debra Bannister. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2005 with her bachelor's degree in English and in 2006 with her Masters of Science in Teacher Education. In 2006, Bannister married Drew Holcomb, and they have three children. They reside together in Nashville, Tennessee.
Holcomb began her musical career with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors in 2005, and she started her individual career pursuit in 2011. In 2011, she released the Magnolia EP, which charted on numerous Billboard charts on September 10, 2011. Her second EP, With You Now did not come out until 2013, and this album peaked at No. 7 on the Christian Albums chart, which happened on September 7, 2013. Holcomb released her debut studio album on the Full Heart Music label on February 18, 2014, As Sure as the Sun, which has garnered critical praise. She was awarded Best New Artist at the 2014 GMA Dove Awards.Following the success of As Sure as the Sun, Ellie Holcomb released her second full-length album, Red Sea Road on January 27, 2017. Red Sea Road was produced by her father, Brown Bannister, who was battling cancer while Ellie recorded the album. The family banded together and this album was often an outlet for Ellie. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Christian Chart. Three songs have charted in the Top Christian Singles: "Find You Here" peaked at No. 21, "Red Sea Road" peaked at No. 13 and "Wonderfully Made" reached No. 143.In 2018, Holcomb released two children's works: Sing: Creation Songs an album and Who Sang the First Song? a book.