Trying To Pray - Jasper Shelton Hollis

Listen to track sample

Jasper Shelton Hollis

Trying To Pray

from the Jasper Shelton Hollis EP.

JASPER SHELTON HOLLIS’ 3 part self-titled EP started with a crying steel guitar in THE DEVIL’S GARDEN, a recent 9th in Country at the 2015 ASA Awards and a Daily Discovery on AmericanSongwriter.com.

Part 2 of the project, TRYING TO PRAY, a recent TSA Top 10 finalist, is an American Gospel track. While home in a Nashville honky tonk, some folks asked Jasper if he’d like to join their prayer. Stunned and humbled, he found himself praying in a bar with a whiskey in hand. Fast forward a few weeks and back in Australia, LOLA BRINTON, his co-writer on the project, sent over some ideas. Among them happened to be the words trying to pray. The lyric and melody, the hoedown fiddle and the gritty yet graceful vocal delivery weave together in true Country Music reverence.