The road ends for former Miss Mississippi Holly Brand on The Voice

Published 10:24 pm Monday, May 15, 2023

The first live performance rounds for season 23 of The Voice came to a close Monday night after the top five vote getters were revealed. Former Miss Mississippi Holly Brand, who sang “Rumor Has it” by Reba McEntire, did not make the cut. But when asked what she wanted the world to know about her as an artist, she made it clear this would not be the end of the road for her singing career.

“I’m a Christian and country artist but I just want to make music that moves people. I love songs that have a message and I want everyone no matter what their background is, or story is to relate to my music and feel something from it when they listen to it,” Brand said.

Last week, Brand advanced to the live performance rounds along with D. Smooth from team (Kelly) Clarkson as well as the top two competitors representing team (Blake) Shelton, team Chance the Rapper and team (Niall) Horan.

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Brand was crowned Miss Mississippi in 2021 and Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen in 2017.


About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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