Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Jango Song Of The Day-Holly Dunn
Album:Milestones: Greatest Hits
Holly Dunn was a very popular country artist in the late 80s. She has several hits on the country charts before her career faded in the 90s. Daddy's Hands wasn't her biggest hit but it's probably her most memorable song. She was born Aug. 22, 1957 in San Antonio, TX. Her dad was a minister and her brother is songwriter Chris Waters. As a teen, she toured the south with Freedom Folk. And while attending Abilene Christian University, she toured with the school choir called Hilltop Singers. Holly and her brother wrote a song called Out Of Sight, But Not Out Of Mind that was recorded by country singer Christy Lane. So they decided to move to Nashville and worked as staff songwriters for CBS. In 1984, Holly signed with MTM Records. MTM? Mary Tyler Moore? That's right. Of course MTM was mostly a TV production company but veteran music producer Tommy West started their record label in 1984 in Nashville. One of Holly's songs called I'm Not Through Loving You Yet was a top ten country hit for Louise Mandrell. So she got her own record deal and after a couple of singles, her debut album Holly Dunn was released in 1986. Daddy's Hands was the second single and it reached #7 on the country charts. She had several more hits including the #1 hits Are You Ever Gonna Love Me and You Really Had Me Going. MTM was sold to Warner Bros. in 1988. Holly continued to have success but when her 1992 album Getting It Dunn didn't chart, she left Warners. This comp has all her hits. Holly recorded a couple of albums for River North/A & M in the mid-90s. But she retired from music in 2003 and now concentrates on selling her artwork at an art gallery in Santa Fe, NM. Based on the number of folks who post covers of Daddy's Hands on Youtube, it's still a very popular song. But the actual video isn't on Youtube because of their idiotic dispute with Warners. But I found it elsewhere. Here's the video for Daddy's Hands by Holly Dunn.