Hollyn is a Christian music singer and songwriter, born on January 3, 1997, in Ohio. She has one younger sibling, a brother named Michael. Raised in the church and inspired as a young girl by Southern Gospel Music greats, The Isaacs. She is known for singing a mixture of pop, R&B and Soulful music.
Hollyn began her music recording career in 2013, when she appeared on season 12 of American Idol, at the age of sixteen, where she made it to the Hollywood week rounds before she was eliminated. She caught the attention for Tobymac though and appeared on his This Is Not a Test album, where she was featured on "Backseat Driver" and "Light Shine Bright". She also appeared in Funky Jesus Music by TobyMac. Her first EP, Hollyn, was released on October 16, 2015, on Gotee Records. The song, "Alone" which featured Tru, charted on the Billboard magazine Christian Airplay chart at No. 11 & No. 3 on the Christian Top 40. The EP charted at No. 10 on the Billboard magazine Christian Albums chart.
She released a single called "Love With Your Life" on July 14, 2016.
On February 10, 2017, her dynamic and fiery full-length album One-Way Conversations released. After debuting, Hollyn had incredible momentum and featured on tracks from TobyMac, Capitol Kings, Phil Wickham, PEABOD, Chris McClarney, Seven Malcolm and more. At 21 years old the performer and songwriter has no intention of slowing down.
Hollyn’s latest releases in late 2018, reveal tension and truth in a vulnerable, authentic, and raw way. "Everything and More/Isaac" & "You Won’t/Horizon" expose two sides of the same story. While dissonant, they go together beautifully and were made to coexist. In a recent interview she had this to say “The tension of ‘this’ or ‘that’, pick one or the other, and either/or is simply a mask for being afraid. If we don’t open up about our most tragic, magical, and even heartbreaking moments what are we giving to the world? Another false hope? I want to put the whole thing out there in the open.” The new music accomplishes that by showcasing that no emotions are wrong or bad; they are simply pointing to a greater truth, revealing the very nature of who God is.
Off stage, Hollyn is a travel junkie, water sports fanatic and emerging fashion icon. Dream days include spending time with her people, flying to new places, boating with family, cooking with friends and thrifting trends.
She was engaged to Dillon Wilson, the Young Adults pastor at The Oaks Fellowship, Red Oak, TX in November 2018. The wedding took place on December 31, 2018.