CHARLEMONT—Holly May Brown started playing music when she was 3 years old. The first song she wrote by herself was “Tonight,” a love song.
Now she’s 17, a senior at Mohawk Trail Regional High School, and is becoming a country and pop music star. We spoke with her at Brooke’s church, West County Baptist, in Charlemont, where she was playing a benefit concert.
Holly got her start performing around Shelburne Falls and Vermont, and will be playing in New Jersey and Tennessee. She is also going to be touring Europe for two weeks.
She has music videos for her songs, “I’ve Been on the Run” and “Go Big Or Go Home,” which has more than a million views on YouTube [adjust volume; link opens video].
She said she looks up to Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan, who also sing country music.
She added that she does have stage fright but is getting over it.
When we saw her, somebody told her, “We need to buy you a new wardrobe,” because her pants were all ripped.
Trivia for her fans: she plays field hockey and rides horses; her favorite color is baby blue; she used to play flute and clarinet; and she is not double-jointed.
“It has always been my dream to sing and perform,” Holly said, “ I can’t wait to see where it takes me.”
— By Brooke Looman and Joy Bohonowicz.