International Country Music artist 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 that 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 her 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 latest recording, Somebody Who Can is dedicated to Chris Kyle and all Armed Forces for their services. The collection includes includes the ever popular singles singles “Waffle House” and “Soldier," both which have received huge response nationally from fans and radio alike. The album's title cut, “Somebody Who Can” spent time on the Texas Radio chart.
Jolie is no stranger to the stage as she 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.
Holliday was truly honored when asked by Chris Kyle’s family to sing “Soldier” at his memorial service in February 2013 at Cowboy Stadium. In July 2013, she 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, her electrifying concerts remain a top priority for this truly gifted performer.
After many miles of touring as a solo artist, Holliday found herself coming together on the same music path with fellow Country artist Sonny Burgess. It quickly made sense to join forces as a duo act with love and marriage follow. Fans must agree as the dynamic duo known as Jolie & Sonny continues to work 200+ shows a year. For more information visit Jolie and sonny.com.
When not touring, they find inspiration in working with children at Fort Worth's Cook Children's Hospital.helping patient's to record musician audio for their families in Cook's ChildLife Zone.