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Here With Me

An album by Holly Williams

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Nice country-folk-rock blend from female singer-songwriter

  • Aug 17, 2009
This is a solid album from singer Williams, who wrote or co-wrote most of the tracks on this album. The album features a nice duet with songwriting collaborator Chris Janson "A Love I Think Will Last" and ends with the Neil Young cover "Birds." Holly has a suitable voice for this genre and the songs are crafted solidly, not relying on excessive production. Fans of both rock and country music may enjoy this album as some songs veer more toward country instrumentation and others more toward folk and rock styles.

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review by . August 12, 2009
Holly Williams' soulful voice swims its way through her second major label effort, "Here With Me." Her legendary grandfather's lonesome sound is firmly planted into her music, with many of the songs on this album about heartache and letting go. Other songs show hints of her father's music as well.    The album has a very slick sound. The production level is top notch. With that said, I am happy to report that despite the excellent production value, Williams' songs do not come …
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"I'm such a blatantly honest person," says Holly Williams, "and I love to listen to an album and think the artist is truly sharing their life with me. I like to feel like I'm really getting in and knowing that person."

"My whole thing with writing is I love to tell a story," Holly says. "When I listen to songs, I play the movie in my head. There are certain songs in my head I see the colors and the visuals. Tom Waits is a genius at doing this. I've always hoped some of my songs inspire vivid pictures."

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Label: Mercury Nashville
Artist: Holly Williams
Release Date: June 16, 2009

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