We were fortunate enough to talk ish with Singer…Britney Holmes!!! At a very young age, Britney was featured on the PBS kids show, Wishbone where shortly after she transitioned into a singer. Britney vocal abilities where so impressing that it captured the attention of Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban and music mogul, Johnny Wright. Lets get to know Britney Holmes…
3 Voices: Introduce yourself to the world. Let the people know who Britney Holmes is and what Britney Holmes does.
Britney Holmes: My name is Britney Holmes. I’m an artist. I sing, I write, and that’s what I do. I’m also a vocal producer…so anything dealing with vocals is what I do (laughs).
3 Voices: What inspired you to become a music artist?
Britney Holmes: Well…I actually started off as an actress on a kids show on PBS called Wishbone. What’s so funny about [it] is, there was this girl on the show as a guest star and she sang the National Anthem on one of the high school scenes. I was about 6 or 7, I went home and said “Dad, I wanna learn the National Anthem!” Didn’t even know if I could really sing, but I was always singing around the house. He was like “okay”. And from there I started singing and just loved it (laughs)! So I started singing the National Anthem around Dallas and got discovered by Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks who knew somebody, that knew somebody, who took me to a guy by the name of Johnny Wright. Johnny Wright manages Justin Timberlake, at the time, ‘NSync, Britney Spears…so it was definitely a great experience as a kid. I got to do a lot of things [such as] touring…it was fun. It was a lot of fun but that’s what started my singing career.
3 Voices: Who are some artists that have influenced your music artist?
Britney Holmes: Oh my God (laughs)! So many…I came from a world of Pop music as a kid in the 90s. I love Pop music. Also as a kid, my dad had me listening to a lot of old Motown and Soul…so I’m very much 50/50. I love Michael Jackson…I mean who doesn’t. Mariah Carey…anybody who listens to my music can definitely hear inspiration there. Aaliyah. I love Justin Timberlake. Burno Mars. Anything old Motown, Soul…The O’Jays, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Aretha…I mean it’s just timeless music and talent that just can’t be replace. Obviously Whitney Houston and Mariah are two great voices. I can just keep going but that’s me trying to narrow it down for you.
3 Voices: You started out at an early age as an actress by playing the role of Emily on the PBS kids show, Wishbone. Do you recall what that experience may have been like?
Britney Holmes: I do (laughs)!! I’ve always been one who loves being in the spotlight and center of attention. As a kid, I never been shy. I remember actually auditioning for the show and they called me back and it’s funny because I was so young and didn’t really know what Wishbone was. I just kind of started watching the show and I didn’t really understand that “oh hey, I’m going to be on this show now”, (laughs). So it was definitely a great experience. I learned at a young age kind of how to find balance because I had to be pulled out of school quite a bit but still keep up my grades. I always kind of been able to balance education & music. Like high school I graduated valedictorian…I’m definitely like a nerd. I will say that in terms of just achieving your goals, it’s really how you want to do it…you can do whatever you want to do. It sounds cliché and kind of corny but honestly in terms of school, valedictorian…as soon as I found out what that was I was like “oh, I want to do that. I want to make a speech at graduation. I want to sing at graduation. And why not…(laughs) why can’t I?” It’s just a matter of putting in the work and actually believing that you can and that you deserve it. So I kind of [apply] that towards everything that I do in life and remind myself.
3 Voices: Can we possibly expect to see you an any upcoming television shows or movies?
Britney Holmes: I think so…I think so. Acting is something that I love to do. Just being able to…especially now as I’m older. Acting is very therapeutic if you allow it to be. You have to channel feelings and emotions within yourself that you may have buried. So it takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable in front of the world. It’s a lot like being an artist…being a singer, and being in the spotlight. Everything you do is scrutinize, criticize, and looked at, so you got to be prepared for whatever. I think that just goes along with the terrority…just being vulnerable. And I think that if you’re not, and you tell people what they think they want to hear…you kind of miss an opportunity to connect with people because gi-rl, we all have some issues. We all have our days. We all have had experiences that has changed us and we all have days that we just have to fight through it and get through it. But I think as a person in the spotlight, it’s important that people know that “hey, I’m just like you guys. I express myself through music, and through art. But I have the same issues that many young women have. I deal with the same things that many people have.” So I think that’s something that I’m learning and really actually enjoying because when [people tell] me rather it be on social media or a show and they say, “hey, I really connected with you. I felt you on that. I’m going through the same thing. Thank you.” It just reinforces that I’m doing exactly what I need to be doing because in a lot of ways a lot of people turn to music for help with whatever it is [ that they’re going through]. I’m just so honored to be able to touch somebody in any way.
But definitely to answer your question directly, Yes! I will be acting in the future for sure.
3 Voices: Tell us about your latest single, “Good Time”.
Britney Holmes: Oh Yes, Good Time! Good Time it’s a fun, wordy, sexy song…but at the end of the day it’s still is about a woman with confidence but she is able to be vulnerable for the sake of love. That’s what I love about Good Time, it’s a feel good song. I worked on it with BET Matters Producers, Gumbo. He’s hilarious! We had a lot of fun with [the lyric video]. He’s crazy and that’s what music is about I feel. With that particular song, it definitely just felt good. In a lot of my music, I am inspired from so much music that came before me. That song was actually inspired by Camron [and] his song called “Oh Boy”. I actually kind of took a lot of [samples] from that song and also a song by Janet Jackson called “Run Away”. Even Mariah [did that] when she linked with ODB and Bone Thugs & Harmony…the music just felt good. There was still aspects of Hip Hop but it was still Pop at the same time. That’s kind of where I’m at. That’s what inspires me…so much of the old music that just felt good and kind of adding a new…I mean Hip Hop will never die, it’s a culture. Being able to infuse Hip Hop and Pop in my music just felt right.
So I had a lot of fun with that song and that’s where I was at when I wrote it, I was in the process of meeting someone new, it was exciting and the way that this guy approached me was really different and I was like “you know what , I like this guy, I’m going to give him a chance”. The fact that he’s not intimated to come up to me and make the moves to pursue me because he sees the value in me. That’s where I was at with that song. It’s a fun song. That’s Good Time for you!
3 Voices: What’s next for you? Are there any exclusives you can share with us?
Britney Holmes: Ummm (laughs)…well…it’s definitely a lot of music that will be in the near future. I believe I have…I don’t want to speak to soon on really anything but there is one particular song that you might hear in a movie coming out relatively soon so I’m looking forward to that. It’s tough because in the music industry and in life, it’s just so unpredictable. But I’m really excited about where I’m going as a young woman and also as a artist…and businesswoman. There’s a lot of stuff that’s kind of coming up, not just music but there’s a lot of things that are coming up that you’ll see on social media. I’m trying to keep everyone updated. I recently went to California and I went to NAMM which is basically a big convention out there and I ended up getting a joined 1964 Ears family which is an In-Ear Company. So every time I’m on stage I’ll use 1964 Ears which are amazing…I’m a big perfectionist on sound, vocals and just quality of sound. I was happy to make the announcement that I joined their family. They can also personalize your Ears…I love glitter so if they can do glitter, gi-rl…I’m happy! Like okay cool, I’m in. They got a lot of options but not only do they look good but they sound good so I was really excited to kind of join the family. They got a lot of artists…amazing artists and musicians that are a part of the 1964 Ears family, so it’s pretty cool to be a part of a movement.
Definitely you’ll hear some new music coming in the future and you’ll probably see a few more things from me in terms of just new music in different places. I’m excited. It’s going to be fun.
3 Voices: How can the people reach out to you on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and etc.?
Britney Holmes: So Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vine…all of that good stuff, my name on social media is @MsBritneyHolmes. My Twitter is the same. My Instagram is the same. Facebook.com/ Britney Holmes. You can visit my official website which is msbritneyholmes.com. YouTube is the same thing, YouTube/Ms.BritneyHolmes. Same thing as Vine. It’s all the same.
I love when people reach out to me and give me their honest feedback on music, what they want to hear. how they’re feeling, and just everything.
And there you have it! You heard it all from Britney Holmes herself! Be sure to follow Britney on all social media sites and check out her official website www.msbritneyholmes.com. Much success to you Britney and keep in touch!
Here’s Britney Holmes “Good Time” Lyric Video: