"Holly Auna's Single "Water" Has Us Treading in Our Emotions"
- Buzz Music
Holly Auna started as a small-town girl who grew up on a farm in Southern Indiana learning how to play her guitar around bonfires before playing hundreds of shows at venues all around the Louisville, KY area. Over the last 10 years, she has traveled back and forth between Nashville and New York City writing music and playing shows.
Her most recent album, "Love Shouldn't Be So Hard,” released on June 7, 2019 hit #12 on the official singer/songwriter iTunes charts. On the day of the album release, Spotify's playlist curators chose Holly Auna's song "Secrets" for their officially curated playlist "Take it Slow." During CMA Fest of June 2019, Holly Auna was nominated for four fan-voted WOBA awards and won in two categories: Top Song for her single "Meet Me at Midnight," and Top Charisma.
In 2017, Holly received her first cut as a songwriter with "There's This Boy" on country artist Tenille Arts' album "Rebel Child." The album reached #4 on the Country iTunes Chart, and the song was in rotation on Radio Disney Country on SiriusXM radio.
Holly Auna has been featured on songs such as "Last Man Standing" and "You Haunt Me," both released under Quartzo Records, "Where Were We" released on Knightvision Records, and "Too Close" with Nashville production duo Zindee.
At the age of 19, she signed a deal with the Disney Network where they featured her original music on the Disney Stars YouTube Channel.
Holly now plays many shows in the Nashville indie scene with her band and spends her days writing songs for other Nashville artists.
She currently has cuts with artists such as Tenille Arts, Zindee, Corinne McKnight, Ian McConnell, and Kassidy Lynne.
In the summer of 2019, she went on her first tour, The Test Drive Tour, with Americana artist, Joshua, hitting many cities along the east coast. Her second tour, "The Spring Fling Tour" scheduled to hit many cities across the southeast, was canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic.
When The Spring Fling Tour was cancelled Holly Auna took the tour online playing shows every other night on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok LIVE for the “Quarantine and Chill Tour.”
She continued to use the year of quarantine to build her online presence. She is now verified on TikTok with 560k+ followers.
In June of 2020 Holly released her debut full band single, “Water” which was put in rotation on one of the largest country radio stations in Chicago, the Big 95.5.
In September 2020, Holly Auna partnered with TikTok in a program where she went LIVE for at least one hour every day for twenty weeks, playing music to thousands of people all over the world.
In October 2020 Holly released her second full band single “Lonely” and due to the support of her TikTok followers, the song went #1 on iTunes singer/songwriter and #184 on the all genres chart.
In December of 2020 Holly Auna released “Another Silent Night” which was featured in American Songwriter.
Moving into 2021, Holly Auna is continuing to release music and make TikToks. In February a TikTok she made was featured on Yahoo's home page!