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Holly Starr Releases FOCUS Today!

First Radio Single "Don't Have Love" Continues To Receive Adds On Major Market AC And CHR Stations;

Album Touted As "The Perfect Find"




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
October 2, 2012

Nashville, Tenn - 2 October 2012 - Today is the day that Holly Starr debuts Focus, her third studio project releasing courtesy of Save The City Records/Provident Distribution. Produced by Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Mandisa, Jamie Grace), David Garcia (Group 1 Crew) and Chuck Butler (Royal Tailor), Focus has already been touted as "the perfect find for anyone looking for music with stripped back production and intimate lyrics of confession and praise."

Media coverage has already been supported by outlets such as New Release Tuesday, Focus On The Family's Plugged In, Surrender Magazine, Encounter Magazine, The Trades, Christian Music Zine, and much more. Her music has also been added to Sirius XM, Family Life Network as well as major market radio stations across the U.S., such as KSBJ in Houston and Seattle's KCMS.

Focus's first single, "Don't Have Love," continues to make major headway with radio. The song is presently at New & Active at both AC Monitored and Indicator and reached #26 at CHR.

Added to SiriusXM's The Message and Family Life Network, other major market stations spinning "Don't Have Love" are KSBJ in Houston, Seattle's KCMS, KLJY/St. Louis, WDJC in Birmingham, WBFJ/Winston-Salem and WMHK in Columbia, SC. In fact, according to Jeff Cruz, PD at WMHK, Starr's single is a smash and is the next Jamie-Grace "Hold Me." He shared, "Fun, fresh and exciting is exactly what I thought the first time I heard Holly Starr's music. I couldn't wait to share it with the listeners at WMHK. And they have loved it as much as I did!"

And according to Hit Music Research through HisAir.net, Starr's "Don't Have Love" was top 3 in a recent survey with AC radio, just behind Building 429 and TobyMac.

The music video for "Don't Have Love" has been viewed close to 200,000 times on YouTube, was also added to GMC. Be sure to watch the video here. To download Focus, visit Starr's link at iTunes.

Focus Track Listing
1. Let Go
2. This Love
3. Don't Have Love
4. Through My Father's Eyes
5. Me And You
6. Focus
7. Satisfied
8. Constant
9. I Believe
10. Grace For All

To find out even more on what Holly is up to, be sure to follow her at:
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ABOUT HOLLY STARR
Raised in a Christian home on a farm in Quincy, Washington, Holly Starr is living a charming story and also living her dream. Writing songs and creating music ever since she was little, being discovered on the internet, and now making albums and touring the country, Starr hasn't stopped going. This year alone, she has played the main stage at AtlantaFest, Lifest, Alive, Unity Fest, and more. For Holly Starr's most updated tour schedule, please visit her site here.

Through it all, Starr embodies a firm desire for ministry and a well-established plan. "If you believe that God is bigger than everything we can see, and that He's more powerful than anything you've experienced, then you know that God's grace can intervene in any situation in your life. The impossible is not impossible."

At only 21 years old, Starr has toured the world and has collaborated with some of the most lauded writers and producers in the industry, such as Chris Stevens, Ian Eskelin, David Garcia, Chuck Butler, and Rusty Varenkamp, to name a few. She has released two previous projects, Tapestry (2010) and Embraced (2008), and has played some of the biggest Christian Music festivals, even opening for country star LeAnn Rimes. Now with Focus, Starr showcases her vibrant musical growth and maturity alongside her heart for worship.

 

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