Holly Williams At Grand Ole Opry
Destined to find success in country music, Holly Williams set out to walk in her grandfather’s footsteps at age 17 when she picked up one of her father’s guitars and began writing. Unlike most country stars, Williams was born country music royalty and with her talent it didn’t take much to succeed. Grandfather, Hank Williams Sr. had paved the way for Holly’s father, Hank Williams Jr, and brother, Hank Williams III, to succeed and Holly was next. She grew up with her sights set on modeling but after spending much of her childhood cheering her father on at shows, she knew that she wanted to continue the family legacy.
When she picked up her father’s guitar at age 17 and began to write music, she gave herself just one year to try her hand at music. Well that year has come and gone and Holly is still playing that guitar. It took no time for her to begin booking shows all around Nashville.
She started out by purchasing her domain name, starting a fan site, recording an EP, and booking gigs all over Nashville. Preferring to play alone, her only props were the guitar and keyboard she brought with her. In 2004, she released her first studio album, The Ones We Never Knew. The album garnered her much attention from Europe and she set off on her first world tour later that year.
In 2009, she released a second studio album, Here With Me. People Magazine named the album “One of the Top 10 albums of the year.” She toured extensively again but, after a call from Bob Dylan, was persuaded to work on an album with her grandfather’s music. She added her own music and lyrics to half written Hank Williams Sr. songs and proceeded to release the project The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams in 2011. Holly’s newest album, out in early 2013, titled The Highway includes cameos from Dierks Bentley, Jakob Dylan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jackson Browne.
Holly’s hit songs include, “Sometimes,” “Keep the Change,” and “Mama.”
When she’s not working on her music she runs H. Audrey, a high end women’s boutique that she owns located in Nashville.