Holly Furman

Holly Furman

 Brentwood, Tennessee, USA
BandCountryAmericana

Silk-voiced folk-americana songstress and Boone, NC native Holly Furman performs in a style all here own. Now based out of Nashville, TN, the Music Row songwriter croons of the beauty of life and the struggles of young love with an unforgettably bittersweet tinge.

Biography

If you don't already know folk-country songstress Holly Furman, her current single, "Grew Up in Tennessee" may just catch you up to speed. The Boone, NC native and current Music Row performing songwriter croons of fireflies, the Blue Ridge Mountains, summer nights, and the struggles of young love with an unforgettably bittersweet tinge. Why it's not called, "Grew Up in Carolina?" You'll just have to listen.

Although Holly's early success as a singer was rivaled by her musical theater (leading roles in Grease, The Wizard of Oz and many others), her heart had always felt an undeniable pull toward country music. After winning a slew of local competitions, Holly realized she was quickly outgrowing the music scene in western Carolina, and graduated to the thriving market of Atlanta, GA. Holly focused her efforts on improving her guitar playing, writing her own material, and singing at open mic nights, coffee houses, clubs, churches, and for anyone who would listen. As her career began to bloom, and at her family's urging, she left Georgia behind and headed to the biggest stage of all, Nashville, TN. THE Music City.

"Atlanta was a great place to play and develop my craft and a fan base, but Nashville is different. There is just something symbolic, almost sacred about Nashville and its musicians. It has taken my music to a whole new level. It's an amazing feeling to be completely surrounded by the industry."

Now residing just outside the city in beautiful Franklin, TN, Holly almost feels as if she's back home; a wide-eyed forth grader in the mountains of North Carolina. She continues to write and perform with some of the music industry's biggest names, and was chosen to write songs for a rising children's show. Regardless of where the southern breeze takes her, Holly Jones continues to captivate audiences with a small town girl's poetic take on the beauty and unpredictability of life and love. More importantly, she shows us that laughter and music can fill each day with every necessity for living to the absolute fullest.

"I choose to write and sing music that makes me vulnerable and honest. I want to move and affect people in the most powerful language I know. Everyone may not get it, but one thing I know about myself now is that it's not fame that I am looking for, it's a legacy!"

Lyrics

Grew Up In Tennessee

Written By: Holly Furman

GREW UP IN TENNESSEE

The southern Blue Ridge Mountains were watching over me
From my first breath, to my first kiss, and everything between
Summer days in Outer Banks flew by, like flickers of a firefly
Bluegrass and white sands, yea, that was Caroline

I left home at seventeen
With my high school love and his grandma’s ring
When Daddy said you’re too young
I said, no I’m not

WE MOVED WEST, ONE CAR IN DEBT
WE THOUGHT THAT WE KNOW BEST
BUT LIFE CAME FAST AND TAUGHT US THAT IT WASN’T SO EASY
THAT’S JUST ME RAISED IN CAROLINA, GREW UP IN TENNESSEE

Our first month in Memphis, was harder than we’d dreamed
The thrill wore off, and winter brought, a cold reality
Cause I worked days, and he worked nights, love stood still and time moved by
We went from living to just trying to survive

We said that we would never give u
but our promises were not enough
Was ignorance or innocence to blame
Either way

CHORUS

GREW UP IN TENNESSEE

Written By: HOLLY FURMAN

Grew Up In Tennessee

Written by: Holly Furman

GREW UP IN TENNESSEE

The southern Blue Ridge Mountains were watching over me,
From my first breath, to my first kiss, and everything between
Summer days in Outer Banks flew by, like flickers of a firefly
Bluegrass and white sands, yea, that was Caroline

I left home at seventeen
With my high school love and his grandma's ring
When Daddy said you're too young
I said, no I'm not.

WE MOVED WEST, ONE CAR IN DEBT
WE THOUGHT THAT WE KNOW BEST
BUT LIFE CAME FAST AND TAUGHT US THAT IT WASN'T SO EASY
THAT'S JUST ME... RAISED IN CAROLINA, GREW UP IN TENNESSEE

Our first month in Memphis, was harder than we'd dreamed
The thrill wore off, and winter brought, a cold reality
Cause I worked days, and he worked nights, love stood still and time moved by
We went from living, to just trying to survive

We said that we would never give up
but promises were not enough
Was ignorance or innocence to blame?...
Either way...

CHORUS

Leaving You For Me

Written By: Holly Furman

Leaving You For Me
(Holly Furman, Brad Hull, Deanna Harper)

Don't know how you and I got to this place
So far apart but here we are standing face to face,
Nothing to say

Thought I was s'posed to think of everybody else
Now that I have I'm sad, because somehow I've lost myself,
Along the way

You don't like who I've become, well you're not the only one.

I'm leaving, cause every minute that I stay
I'm seeing, pieces of me fade away,
I'm not leaving you for someone else
No, it's not what you think,
I'm leaving you for me.

The things I've tried to say a thousand times before
You never heard one word, but something 'bout me walking out the door
You can't ignore

You won't like what I'm gonna do, what I'm telling you

Chorus

You can't say you didn't know
You can't have what you couldn't hold
So just let me go...

Chorus

Discography

Holly Furman (EP) - To Be Released Spring 2009!

Set List

Up to two, 45-minute sets of folk/americana original songs and covers