Clay Hollis is a Texas-native, born in the Rio Grande Valley and raised in San Antonio. Growing up in Texas, Clay began pursuing music at a young age. At just seventeen, Hollis hit the road, selling merchandise for Jon Wolfe. While on tour with the Texas-country star, Clay discovered a career in music, and touring was his passion. He soon left Wolfe’s team to begin his own journey.
In 2017, Clay Hollis released his self-titled debut EP. With help from Nashville hit writers, like Bart Butler and Jon Pardi, Clay found radio success with four top ten singles: Look Who’s Hurting Now, Hard Headed Heart, Can’t Let a Good Thing Get Away, and Strait to Jones. With a few radio singles and an old guitar, Hollis hit the road to play honky-tonks across Texas.
In 2020, Clay released Honkytonk Highway, a strong 6-track EP that highlights his rich vocals and appreciation for honky-tonk driven guitars. At 21-minutes in length, Hollis covers a lot of territory. The EP includes slow burners like “Ask Me Again” to upbeat tracks like “Here I Go Again.” Inspired by ‘90s country foundations, with a modern country sound.
His newest effort, No Apologies, is Clay’s first full-length album. The 11-song collection, eight of which co-written by Hollis, centers around Clay’s personal life story, with each track giving you a glimpse into who Clay Hollis is.
Over the years, Hollis has been captivating fans playing alongside country music mainstays, Randall King, Kevin Fowler and many more.