Sam Hollyman debuted at CMA Festival 2014
30 June 2014 news
British singer-songwriter Sam Hollyman debuted his eclectic style and showcased his song-writing talent at Nashville’s annual CMA Music Festival. The 18 year old performed a full-band set on the Samsung Galaxy Stage which attracted enthusiastic supporters and gained a buzzing interest from new fans. Sam delivered a milestone performance of his young career with a mix of country and Americana styles. The only visiting British artist to be featured at CMA Festival this year, Sam also performed two sets at the Bridgestone Arena Glass Tower Stage as part of the CMR Nashville International Showcases. Hollyman is excited to be a part of country music’s increasing international success and he has recently completed a radio tour in Ireland which included an appearance on the country’s largest radio broadcaster RTE1. His new single ‘One Minute More’ has just been released to UK radio where it has received a great reception from program directors. The song has already smashed its way to number 5 on the UK and Irish Country Charts. Sam’s new album ‘The Red Reel Sessions’ was recorded across the UK and US and is already generating a buzz among fans and industry in both markets. Sam’s inspirations include Hunter Hayes, Alison Krauss and Taylor Swift. This multi-talented teenager has mastered an impressive list of instrument skills including drums, violin, guitar, keyboard and ukulele. A highlight of his young career includes an onstage performance with Canadian crooner Michael Buble which has gained almost 8 million YouTube views. Hollyman also appeared as a contestant on the second season of The Voice UK which further increased his star profile. Hollyman resumes his UK Radio tour now back from Nashville, until mid-July being interviewed and live sessions at various FM and AM stations around the country.