this is holland. she's a character i've had in my head for more than a year now. i think up stories for her when i'm bored or trying to distract myself, except i never write them down.
it might surprise you to hear that miss holland bright is the top-selling artist on itunes right now. who would have thought, the country girl from new england's oldest working dairy would ever get this far? just eighteen months ago, she'd given up. four years at college in boston, working crappy jobs and playing in dive bars at night. holland bright wasn't on the radar of anyone in the music industry, at all. she had an almost useless degree in economics and blisters on her fingers from working her acoustic guitar. a unique, nuanced voice and the lungs of an opera singer, but she'd accepted that it would never get her anywhere.
she decided to go out with (scatter)guns blazing. sent demo tapes to every single record label down to the mason-dixon line, and went home to live with her dad on their farm straddling the massachusetts-connecticut border. worked in the dairy and tried to forget about the life she could have had.
but holland didn't know about the enterprising music exec at palomino records, who needed to take a chance on someone. a brand new label needed a brand new talent. and amongst five hundred mostly-mediocre demo tapes to hit the brand, holland was the chosen one.
so miss bright said goodbye to the cows and moved to new york. now she's gone triple platinum. her stadium tour starting in november has already sold out. she's in love with the country's most talked-about rapper (and he loves her too, to clarify). her brand of heartfelt pop with country roots - think tswift with a more diverse audience - keeps propelling her to the top of the charts.
eighteen months ago, holland bright would have laughed in your face if you told her this would happen.
but we just tell her that sometimes, good things do happen to good people.