Star easily transitioned from singer to country music personality and commentator
Is Holly Dunn still performing? I know she's a member of the Grand Ole Opry. I haven't seen her in a while.
—Polly D., Mississippi
After moving to Santa Fe, N.M., in 2001, Holly Dunn has returned to Nashville, Tenn., and is touring for the first time since 1996. She performed in Switzerland this past fall and in Montana in December. Dunn, 45, also is working on songs for a new album. She first moved to Nashville after graduating from Abilene Christian University with a degree in public relations and advertising. She signed with MTM records in 1985 and burst onto the country music scene in 1986 with Daddy's Hands, a song she wrote as a Father's Day gift. She went on to write and produce her first three albums, which contained six hit singles, including two No. 1 songs. When MTM folded, Dunn's success continued at Warner Bros. Records. And Dunn has seen a different side of the record business. In 1997, she became a disc jockey at W-4 Country in Detroit, hosting a morning show. She returned to Nashville the next year and hosted Holly Dunn's Nashville Minute. From 1998 to 2000, Dunn was a regular host for TNN's Opry Backstage. She was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1989. Dunn's last album was Leave One Bridge Standing in 1997.
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