Now Spinning: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Drew Holcomb“Even when the rain pours down, even when the light seems like it’s fading, even when your heart aches, feels like its gonna bring, that’s when you sing out loud, we’re gonna shine like lightning even if our backs against the wall,” sings Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors.

“Shine Like Lightning” is featured on Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors’ brand new album “Medicine,” released on Jan. 27, 2015. The song has an tone of upbeat encouragement that makes the listener feel as if they can make it through the roughest of times and still come out shining at the end of it all.

Drew Holcomb, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, now resides in East Nashville. His music is heavily influenced by the musical tones from both places, creating the southern country-folk sound in his new album.

The alternative rock/indie band was first established in 2005 when Drew Holcomb and his wife, Ellie, collaborated with Nathan Dugger and Rich Brinsfield to create Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. “Washed in Blue,” was the band’s debut album. Several songs were used in TV placements on Lifetime’s “Army Wives,” A&E’s “The Cleaner” and Showtime’s “United States of Tara.”

Holcomb, his wife, Ellie, and their daughter, Emmylou, set out to personally deliver copies of the “Medicine” to local residents in Nashville, Tennessee. Drew Holcomb social media followers were encouraged to submit the name and place of work of fans in the Nashville area. Holcomb then picked a few winners and surprised them at work throughout the day. A special stop was made to Nashville Young Life, a program Holcomb and his wife are heavily involved with.

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors set out on their American tour Feb. 12, 2015 in Oxford, Mississippi at The Lyric Theatre.

Visit to learn more about the band, and to check out the brand new album, “Medicine.”

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