Born Holly Marie Miller in Waverly, Ohio in 1997, Hollyn got her big break in 2013 as a contestant on season 12 of American Idol.
A talented vocalist and singer/songwriter who cites pop, R&B, and Christian music as her main influences, Hollyn made it to the Hollywood rounds before exiting, and before long she was earning a name for herself in the CCM world. In early 2015, she appeared on the single "Backseat Driver" from TobyMac
's Grammy Award-winning LP This Is a Not a Test, and later that year issued her eponymous debut EP, which featured the hit single "Alone." The EP went on to hit the Billboard Christian Top Ten. Behind the charting singles "Can't Live Without You" and "Love with Your Life," and with guests including TobyMac
and Andy Mineo
, her first full-length, One-Way Conversations, reached number six on the Christian albums chart. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi