Pictured (L-R): Delta Rae’s Liz Hopkins, Eric Hölljes, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Brittany Hölljes and Ian Hölljes
Photo Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.
Dynamic Band Shares Family Values with Alabama’s Randy Owen During Annual Country Cares Seminar for St. Jude Kids®
NASHVILLE, TN (January 16, 2018) – DELTA RAE brought their family values to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in Memphis, TN this past weekend with a special donation. Founded in 1989 by ALABAMA’s Randy Owen, the annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® event – which connects celebrities with radio stations and other media outlets to help raise funds and awareness for St. Jude – has raised more than $750 million dollars.
Born into a creative household, the Hölljes siblings – and one half of Delta Rae – found an early love for Southern literature from their mother and invention from their father, who developed an active learning toy. The Smart Cycle is a stationary bike that lets kids pedal their way through fun educational games while helping to tackle childhood obesity.
“Visiting with the doctors and kids at St. Jude was truly a life-changing experience that we’re grateful to have been invited to join,” said Eric Hölljes. “We grew up in a household of discovery, and part of that was seeing our father’s conceptual drawings and the prototype he built in the garage transform into this cool product that caught the attention of Fisher Price. This toy is obviously very special to us, but we hope the kids here will enjoy it too!”
From donating Smart Cycles at events like Toys for Tots Benefit in Madison, WI to highlighting mentors with Tickets for Teachers, Delta Rae has long been dedicated to education and giving back. Their current single “No Peace In Quiet” initially came from a place of heartache but its message has also brought hope to many.
Their four-part harmonies and more lyrical journeys are layered across back-to-back releases on The Valory Music Co. – THE BLACKBIRD SESSIONS EP and A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE EP, which earned Delta Rae as a CMT “18 for 2018” Listen Up artist and spot on Billboard’s “Country Artists to Watch in 2018” list boasting, “this talented group has positioned themselves for a run at the fast lane.” Already back in the studio, the band is working on a full-length album that is sure to offer “the power of the written word” (Women’s Wear Daily). For more information, visit DeltaRae.com.