Kari Holmes has just released her brand new song “When I See You Smile”. The new music video can be found here. Growing up, Holmes started singing at just 4 years old and loved both Blue by LeAnn Rimes and Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers. She started out doing karaoke and at 17 she taught herself guitar and started playing in local coffee shops, and by 21 she was touring around the country. Holmes looks up to Shania Twain as she “paved the way for female singer songwriters”. She also loves the concert experience and that “feeling you can’t describe during a concert” is what she strives for in her own shows. Holmes got into country music because of the songwriting and storytelling.
The “When I See You Smile” singer will be releasing her very first album later this year and is described as “90s pop country feel with current sound”. She is currently working on the album with David Frizzell and accompanied by legendary musicians who have played with Dolly Parton. In addition, Holmes is nominated for 4 Josie Awards including “Modern Country Female” and “Music Video of the Year, Female”. Holmes loves performing but her favorite part is “Getting to interact with the crowd and connecting and inspiring them”. Holmes would say to artists just getting into the industry that “Never give up and always believe in yourself”.
You can find her music across all streaming services, and find Kari on social media (@kari_holmes on Instagram). Check out https://www.kariholmes.com/ for more information on upcoming performances.