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Sean Holcomb - 'American Dream'
“Sean Holcomb is central Florida’s hottest new country artist. Voted winner of the 2019 'BEST OF ORLANDO – Best Country Act', Holcomb charms crowds with his soulful voice and outright honest lyrics. Holcomb was also winner of the JVC Broadcasting Wolf 103.1 Songwriter Rounds Competition in 2016. Holcomb brings a fresh new ‘old’ vibe to country music with his original songwriting. With lyrics drawn from his time as a former cattle rancher in southern Colorado as well as from his experiences with “love, heartbreak, loss, joy, and redemption,” Holcomb in artist that folks can relate to. In a short time, he has shared the stage with names such as John Anderson, Daryle Singletary, Rhett Akins, Lucero, Kenny Chesney, Mo Pitney, The Cadillac Three, LoCash, Thomas Rhett, and many more. A great way to get to know Sean Holcomb is through his single, "American Dream."
Rolling and crisp drums, catchy, twangy electric guitar motifs, and country strutting bass hit the ground running in the opening of "American Dream", a rockin' country song by Sean Holcomb. Holcomb enters on the first verse with what can only be described as country music's dream voice as he sings with charisma, confidence, and charm.
As the song moves forward, Holcomb and the stellar band of musicians keep the energy and intensity running through every note. Produced by renowned Nashville, Grammy artist, Billy Smiley, the track has the guts of good country music.
Like most great country songs, "American Dream" captivates with it's storytelling narrative. The characters in American Dream are every day folks who walk away from the daily grind to take a chance on their dreams. You can literally feel the weight of their dreams in their souls. Holcomb sets the stage on the first verse: "Well the truckers and pilots were a dime a dozen. No one could have called it. No one saw it comin'. They hung up their wheels and wings, and traded it for a box with six strings. Yeah. Hey!"
"American Dream" is a song for our times as it recognizes the men and women who take risks to pursue their dreams. But sometimes those risks are met with obstacles and hardships, as is the case in today's pandemic. The lyrics, "This American Dream's just gone. This American Dream's all wrong," acknowledges how the crisis is stalling our dreams, while giving respect the dreamers. And, if someone knows about pursuing their dreams, it is the hard-working cattle rancher from Colorado who sings and writes songs that get us through the tough times.
Sean Holcomb knows about America's dreamers, because he is one of them. When it comes down it, country music is about 'living the music', and Sean Holcomb lives country - you can hear it in his lyrics, his performance, and the country music dream that he is well on his way to achieving.
For more information, please visit Sean Holcomb's website.
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