NASHVILLE, Tenn. — B&H Publishing recently announced “Who Sang the First Song?” by Ellie Holcomb achieved a Bronze Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) for selling more than 100,000 copies.
“Who Sang the First Song?,” published by B&H Publishing in 2018, was Holcomb’s first book. Illustrated by Kayla Harren, the children’s book reveals that God our Maker sang the first song, and He created us all with a song to sing. Holcomb, an award-winning singer/songwriter, also released an accompanying EP of original music, “Sing: Creation Songs,” written especially for kids.
“B&H Kids is thrilled to celebrate 100,000 copies sold of “Who Sang the First Song?” says Michelle Freeman, publisher of B&H Kids. “Ellie Holcomb writes with intentionality and joy, and this book exemplifies her talent for crafting words that are evocative and song worthy. We are honored to partner with Ellie as she encourages young readers to wonder, to sing, and to know God is near.”
“Who Sang the First Song?” hit the ECPA juvenile bestseller list and was a finalist for the 2019 Christian Book Award in the children’s category.
Holcomb has authored three children’s books, each exploring questions that spark curiosity. Her latest book, “Sounding Joy,” answers the question “What does Christmastime joy sound like?” In addition to her children’s books, Ellie wrote the bestselling devotional “Fighting Words: 100 Days of Speaking Truth into the Darkness,” which released in 2021.
Visit EllieHolcomb.com/who-sang-the-first-song for information about the book.
About Ellie Holcomb
For eight years, Ellie recorded and toured full-time with her husband’s band, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, before stepping off the road when her first child was born. Her solo debut, “As Sure As The Sun” (2014), landed her a Top 10 hit and a GMA Dove Award for “New Artist of the Year.” Her critically acclaimed sophomore LP, “Red Sea Road,” followed in 2017. In subsequent years, Holcomb has released three children’s books—each with a companion EP of original music written specifically for kids. The second EP debuted at the top of the Billboard Kids chart and earned her a Dove Award for “Children’s Album of the Year” in 2020. In 2021, she released her third full-length solo project, “Canyon,” to much acclaim as well as earning her a second Top 10 radio single with the song “I Will Carry You.” Her first adult book and devotional, “Fighting Words: 100 Days of Speaking Truth into the Darkness,” has spent many months on the ECPA bestseller list. For more information, visit ellieholcomb.com.
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