Valory Music Co. Signs Delta Rae

Pictured (L-R): Back Row – BMLG SVP A&R Allison Jones, Valory National Director Promotion Ashley Sidoti and SVP Promotion George Briner, Delta Rae’s Mike McKee, BMLG COO Andrew Kautz, Delta Rae’s Eric Holljes, BMLG VP A&R Julian Raymond, Delta Rae’s Manager Adam Schlossman. Front Row – Delta Rae’s Ian Holljes and Brittany Holljes, BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta, Delta Rae’s Liz Hopkins and Grant Emerson

The Valory Music Co. has signed North Carolina band Delta Rae to its roster. Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes front the six-piece band, whose harmonies are rounded out with Holljes’ brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (percussion) and Grant Emerson (bass). Delta Rae chose their moniker from a mythical story the Holljes siblings’ mother wrote about a Southern girl of the same name who summons the Greek gods to earth.

BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta commented, “The level of talent in Delta Rae goes to ’11’…There are no better singers or musicians anywhere and we’re so proud to add Delta Rae to the mighty Valory Music Co. artist roster.”

“We are thrilled to be part of the BMLG family!” shared Holljes on behalf of the band. “It’s a privilege to be working with Scott Borchetta and The Valory Music Co. We’re getting ready to release our best album yet and can’t wait for y’all to hear the warm, southern magic we’ve been crafting for you.”

A regular on the festival circuit since forming in 2009, Delta Rae’s larger-than-life performances earned coveted spots at Bonnaroo, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Hangout Fest, SXSW and Lollapalooza in addition to sold-out headlining tours. The band has received national attention with features in NPR, Washington Post and the New York Times as well as inclusion in Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 list.

When they are not on the road, brothers Ian and Eric hone their songwriting skills, generating a majority of the band’s writing credits as well as co-writing songs for notable acts like Rascal Flatts (“I Have Never Been To Memphis”) and Mike Posner (“Cooler Than Me”). Delta Rae is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming album.

Delta Rae join Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Reba, Eli Young Band and Tara Thompson on the Big Machine Label Group imprint.


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