Eric Holmgren was born in the two stop light map dot town of Orange, MA. Growing up in a rural area turned Eric onto music early on when he received his first guitar at the age of just 6 years old, a Christmas present. This would turn out to be the tool that fed his music career. Eric grew up with big influence in 80’s and 90’s styles. He will be the first to tell you he was a big fan of Brian Adams and 80’s Hair bands and still is to this day. With the influence of his parents musical taste of John Denver and finding artists in coutry like Garth, Brooks n Dunn, and Travis Tritt, he started play songs in a wide range. Admitingly, Eric will tell you like King George him self he started out as the lead singer in a Rock band bofore Gravitating to the country scene. "There was just somehing about it", he said. This would prove to be the staple and starting point for a drive Eric just couldn't ignore. “It was the stories in every song” he will tell you “that brought me to know this was the direction to go”.
As the years rolled on Eric realized he wanted this for more than just a hobby and knew there was only one option in mind. He set out to follow his true passion and prove to everyone that he was in fact made for this life. He packed all his things and drove to Nashville never even seeing the state of Tennessee but knowing that's where the dream would be, and where he needed to be.
Since moving to Nashville Eric has been working on his craft with other song writers and playing in every honkytonk that he can. He has been working on his technique and trying to create his own sound but not falling too far from that Traditional Country Sound that has influenced him. Eric has worked with techniques derived from top professors at the New England Conservatory and pushed himself with the help of these connections to work thousands of hours on honing his skills to the level they are today.
Over the years in Nashville, Eric has built up his reputation to working with major acts, Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names like Merl Haggard, Dustin Lynch, Big n Rich, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Craig Campbell, Chris Stapleton, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, and so many more. He has played live on air all over the world for WSM Radio, the station that brings you the Grand Ole Opry. Writing with some of the top Penners in the Industry, Eric’s powerful voice and songs draws in the crowd which evolves into a high energy show. With mentoring help and friendships from unforgettable names like Little Richard, Donna Douglas, TG Sheppard and Pop Star Tiffany, it’s no surprise Eric is making name for himself in the music capital of the world.
Now with an EP out, Eric is on the road promoting to fans or what he likes to call “Country Music Friends” his new and best work yet. Though it may seem like so much is already happening in this young artist life, it’s all just beginning and you are just seeing the start of it. Don't miss your chance to check out Eric when he’s in your area and catch what will sure to be one of the best shows you’ve seen to date.