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"Doc Holladay is not your ordinary eye doctor. While maintaining a full time optometry practice, he has also become one of the most in demand new songwriters in Nashville. Voted as one of the top 3 singer/songwriters 3 years running in the 2012 - 2014 Nashville Scene "Best Of Nashville" readers poll, he can regularly be found working with some of the world's best hit songwriters, writing with various country artists, pop stars such as Tiffany, and even with members of legendary rock groups such as Cinderella, Warrant, and Tesla, and Motley Crue. Doc has had song cuts by Universal recording artist Chris Lindberg, 6 cuts on the upcoming "Down Home Family" project produced by legendary gospel producer Michael Sykes, 5 cuts and counting on the next Jimmie Van Zant project, as well as cuts by "The Dave Rude Band", Canadian powergroup "Headwater", and also has a track which will be featured on an upcoming movie featuring Ashley Judd. Doc is the lyric writer and vocalist for a Swedish TV ad campaign for "Diner 45". He has performed the National Anthem at the Nashville Iroquois Steeplechase as well as numerous Vanderbilt University Basketball and Baseball games, and shared the stage with Craig Wayne Boyd, Tiffany, Amy Grant, Ashley Cleveland, Beth Neilson Chapman, Southern Rock icon Jimmie Van Zant, to country music legends The Sweethearts of the Rodeo. He routinely plays at the famous Bluebird Cafe and at Loretta Lynn's ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN. Doc was also signed a major publishing deal with Dan Hodges Music in May of 2014.
On a personal level, Doc is open about his history of overcoming addiction issues, and often shares his music and experience at various drug and alcohol treatment centers. He also frequently performs at Children's hospitals and volunteers time to play for the elderly in assisted living situations. Some of his latest projects include the recording his second CD and creating the popular "Doc Holladay Songwriter Series" events held in Green Hills. These quarterly fundraisers support organizations such as MusiCares and the Iroquois Foundation's work with the Monroe Carell Jr Children's hospital at Vanderbilt. By approaching life and songwriting with the same openness, Doc's songs speak to the heart of the human condition from the perspective of someone who has seen it up close and personal and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. With fearless honesty, subtle wit and deceptively clever humor, Doc's music can range from vulnerable to downright hilarious. Actually, to quote the legendary Jon Bon Jovi, Doc's music is simply "good stuff".Take some time to get to know Doc Holladay....you'll be glad you did."