Artist in Song and Art: Holly Dunn
From singer and songwriter to artist: Holly Dunn, according to her website.
Holly Dunn grew up in San Antonio, Texas. Her father, a preacher, was the inspiration for her first hit "Daddy's Hands," which was a Top 10 single in the mid-80s. It was nominated at the CMA's for the Single of the Year and Best Vocal Performance for Dunn. She was given the CMA Horizon Award and ACM New Female Vocalist Award, both in 1987. Dunn also was nominated twice at the Grammys.
Dunn continued to record, with many hits along the way: "Love Someone Like Me," "Heart Full of Love" and "Maybe I Mean Yes." She was nominated a third time at the Grammys for her duet with Michael Martin Murphy: "A Face in the Crowd." Her duet with Kenny Rogers, "Maybe," went Gold.
As a recording artist, Dunn had 10 records and four No. 1s, including "Only When I Love" and "Are You Ever Gonna Love Me." She also had a number of Top 10s.
Dunn went on to host a radio show in Detroit and Opry Backstage for TV.
In 2003, Dunn quit country music and followed her mother's creative footsteps and became an artist. She paints with soft pastels with her subjects being architecture and Texas.
Dunn is a co-owner of a gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.