“It’s time for me to do something for Me…”

Holly has sung backup for Stevie Wonder, Teena Marie, and opened for Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason.

Besides talent, drive and a little bit of luck, Gaines cites her roots as an important foundation of her career. Her grandfather Walter Buchanan played for The Count Basie Orchestra and performed with the Ink Spots, and her grandmother  Dinah Washington, the blues and jazz icon, most recognized for her 1959 hit “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes!”