Recording Artist, Jerome ClaytorHello Doc,i just want the world to know what a great person you are, 19yrs ago you gave me the chance of a lifetime with a group back in the day, then later you seen that that group wasn't going anywhere because poor decisions, so you gave me a chance to become a solo artist, years have pasted and i just want to say thanks for jump starting my career,today I'm the king of southern soul and I've been to 7 countries, thanks Doc your the best, god keeps on blessing you bro
Greetings, Doc:, I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for all you have done for me in helping me with my career. As you know, the CD/album you produced at The Power Plant Studios resulted in not only huge radio play around the world, but got me charted in several different countries (as well as on the Worldwide Most Played Chart!).
Your direction, arrangements and song selections just were wonderful. It was such a pleasure working with you. Not only did I learn an immense amount about recording and the industry as a whole, but I had a ball doing it.
I look forward to collaborating with you again in the near future. I mean, come on...Who else would I trust to produce me now??? With Best Regards, Jessica Rogers(Country Recording Artist) PS. Next time I'm in town let's do lunch again! Love that Chinese place!
Doc, Though I'd drop you a line just to say thanks for everything you've done and all you continue to do for me, my career, my family, my records, hey man just everything! Your a great producer and more important a friend. You were there for me when my career started to slow down and with your help and skill, we picked it back up to where it was supposed to be all along. The gigs you got for me when I really needed it, The great records we made together will never be forgotten (we're making some hot records old man). Anyway I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your help, Your my ace in the hole. Let's do it for another 10 years. Take care of yourself man, I need you around.Big Al Downing(Rockabilly Hall Of Fame, Legendary Country Music Recording Artist)
From the Desk of Red Hawk Winner 2004 "TELLY" Award Nominated for a 2004 IMA Music Award Native American Music Award Winner & Nominee
Attn; Doc Holiday
Power Plant Studios
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all the hard work you have put in towards my music and promotions.
After our last CD, “The Songs Remember,” won the 2004 TELLY award for music video of the year, I didn’t think it could have gotten any better but, we went on to get a Native American Music nomination, and Independent Music Award nomination, a letter from the President of the United States thanking us for our wonderful tribute to September eleventh and most importantly several first round entries in the 47th annual GRAMMY Awards, wow what a year.
And the new CD, “Flight of the Hawk,” released in June under your direction, is already doing better than last years. That GRAMMY is getting closer and closer. You once told me, “It’s just a matter of time.”
Thanks again for all your hard work, dedication, and loyalty to the craft and congratulations on becoming a voting member of the Grammy’s.
Keynote Motivational Speaker Entertainment Winner 2004 "TELLY" Award for the Music Video from the CD "The Songs Remember"
Doc, I can’t thank you enough for the role you have played in my development as an artist. Whether it was helping me find my comfort zone in the studio, arranging a recording session at Quad Studios in Nashville with some of the finest players, producing a hell of an album, booking shows with legends such as David Allan Coe, or just pointing me in the right direction when I needed guidance, I can always count on you to come through in the clutch. Doc, I have accomplished more in one year with your help than I could have done in three by myself. I never would have imagined that one person could have so much experience in this industry and it just proves the fact that you have become a legend for the entire music community. Thank you for your desire and passion of music that enabled you to help so many artists like myself get a foot in the door. Cowboy Up! Johnny Napp (Country Music Recording Artist)
Stan Edwards, General Manager, Standef Broadcasting Corp. As a member of the broadcasting community, as operator of Radio Stations, both terrestrial and wired/internet, I can personally attest to the credibility of Mr. Doc Holiday and his related companies. They have produced and promoted artists and their records for at least the past 15 years that I know of and have always been professional in their endeavors. Many of their records reached our Top Ten in airplay and when advertising was run on our stations, payment was always made in a prompt manner. Stan Edwards(THE COUNTRY BEAR RADIO) Lake Placid, Florida
Hey Doc, I just wanted to write you a letter to let you know the great work you did on getting Amanda's media kits ready. I know it was a labor of love for you because you went way beyond any expectations we could of had. The Demo CD came out great, the pictures came out fantastic and I know you put in a lot of extra effort to redo them once we had already finished so that we could get that perfect look for her. On top of everything the video you did on Amanda came out extremely professional and I believe that will be the major selling point. Also the revision of the Bio by your staff came out much better, cosmetically and word-wise. All in all I couldn't of imagined any one else doing anywhere near the quality work you did in getting the media kits together on Amanda and helping us with everything from A to Z. I just wanted to thank you and everyone over at Doc Holiday Studios for opening doors for us and helping us get going with a fantastic start on getting Amanda a Record Deal. Thanks Doc - Denis Koci(Manager for Pop Recording Artist Amanda)
Blessings to you Doc ! Thank you for all the beautiful " Musical Life Adventures & Experiences" that having you for a friend has allowed me to be a part of ! Yesterday....I believe the year was 2000. I thought I had seen and done almost it all. ! I was walking down the street with my head held high and my pockets full of dreams. And I fell into a hole. I had fallen into this hole and I had picked my self up and dusted myself off and got out of that hole many times before. This time the hole was much deeper and I didn't really care if I got out or not. Then we met and it began. You grabbed me out of that hole and dusted me off and said : Hey Man ! WAKE UP! It's not all about the business and money! You've been given the "Gift of Music"! You taught me that..... Sad is to live in solitude. Far from your tranquil attitude. Sad is to know that no one ever can live in a dream, that never will be, will never be, dreamer awake, wake up and see. Your beauty is an airplane, fly so high that can't stand the strain. My musical heart was an empty shell, then you came along , you smile, and suddenly it's spring! The sound of violins, the sound of birds high on their wings! You taught my heart to sing ! Now my hearts filled with song! The miracle of experiences with you will last my whole life through! When I think of all my musical influences, you're on top of the list! My Friend...My Counselor.........My Mentor........I think that there's a time in your life, when you realize that what ever it is that's eating you,....what ever it is that you're running from,...whatever it is that you're afraid of.......you just have to stop.....take a deep breath,.....turn around, and face it. Face it, stick your arms out wide as you can and embrace it. Hold on real tight! You see the tighter hold you hold on to it, the smaller it gets and you just embrace it and embrace it until you find yourself embracing yourself. Then you can move on with peace of mind! All that stuff, just leave it behind! ( Like the first time you told me "Go up on that stage and announce all these bands! Or........jump off of a platform 1,000 foot high on a rubber band in Gatlinburg! DO IT NOW!!!!!! OK DOC!. Sometimes you don't understand why life is the way it is. Things don't always go the way you planned them. But I believe God and time are synonymous and in time God reveals all things. You got to be still...Standing......Loving...Paying Attention. So sweet the journey when you learn to love yourself, expect yourself, forgive yourself, believe in yourself, be yourself. YEAH! THANKS DOC ! I am free of anger, I am free of fear and my mind is at ease. I don't regret a single yesterday, because yesterday made me who I am today! And today I am who I am in music because "The Doctor" healed me! He taught me to walk, and he taught me to talk He made me cry and taught me to fly! He taught my heart to sing! Keep walking in that sunshine Doc, cause wherever you go that sunshine lights up somebody's heart and It begins to sing! You never take more than you give ! LONG LIVE DOC HOLIDAY!!!!! p.s. Oh!!...You're a pretty good producer too !
Anthony Mirabile-(Drummer/Percussionist/Producer/Recording Studio Owner/Recording Engineer/Pianist/Singer/Actor/International Recording Artist/Grammy Member/Life Time "DOC HOLIDAY" student)
Hey Doc, Just a line to say how much I appreciate your input in my recording career these past 15 or so years. Not many independent labels were charting on Billboard in 1989 but you took my records on to the National Billboard charts 5 times. Not only have you been a great help concerning my solo career you have also boosted the sounds of The Fortunes record sales word wide. Because of the support accorded to me by you and your organization my book sales have tripled in the past year, and the Grammy nomination for my last solo album in 2003 didn't hurt my career one little bit! I look forward to at least another 15 years of working with you and it is with great anticipation that I await the 2005 release of my Jon Washington Greatest Hits album. Thank you for all your help and support through the years my dear old friend. Jon Washington Of The Fortunes(International Recording Artists with over 10 Million Records sold Worldwide)
I wanted to write to say thanks for everything you have ever done for me. From our first meeting when a band had to cancel a Canadian tour in 1988 and my band (The Tracy Wilson Band) filled in for them , you and I have always gotten along great! Then we cut "Roadman" and got another Canadian tour ( The Blazing Trail Tour) which we set all kinds of attendance and bar sales records. You really know how to get publicity and produce talent. You 've worked me hard in the studio and it was always worth it. You have always been a great confidant and friend. I thank you always, Your friend, Tracy Wilson(International Country Music Recording Artist)
YO, DOC, You were right on time. I'm number 1 in Richmond on MP3 and the best is yet to come. It's an honor to do bizz with you. I appreciate everything you have done for me. You help make history in my life and for my family. You will be rewarded spiritually on the next plane, I know you feel me. NOD DREAD (International Hip Hop Recording Artist)
DOC, JUST A QUICK NOTE TO SAY THANKS FOR ALL THE WORK YOU DID FOR ME. WITH YOUR HELP I COVERED MORE GROUND THEN ANY ONE THOUGHT I COULD. WE MADE SOME GREAT RECORDS TOGETHER AND GOT SOME GREAT AIRPLAY. LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AGAIN SOON.
RICHARD SCOTT (COUNTRY RECORDING ARTIST, WINNER OF A 2003 TELLY AWARD AND 2 FIRST ROUND GRAMMY ENTRIES FOR THE 46TH "GRAMMY" AWARDS)
Mr. Doc Holiday, Power Plant Studios, 2708 Build America Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
Dear Doc, This is to say thanks for the great experience that my Nashville colleagues and I have had working with you over the years. In particular, our most recent collaborations have been especially noteworthy. I’ve discovered over the years that your sense of musical craftsmanship and imagination gives us the freedom to escape the “cookie cutter” mentality that so often strangles us in the record business. Also, because of your refreshing approach, I find that the best session players are always eager to play your dates.
As you know, besides working on records, I am very heavily involved in scoring music for network television and feature films. Therefore I have a great appreciation for a producer who can bring a project in on time and on budget - as you have done in every instance where I have participated.
I wish you much continued success and look forward to the next project we do together.
It is so long since I touched base with you, I just got the CD from Johnny Napp a little while ago. The first chance I had to give a spin was the other day. I must trust your production an awful lot because I didn't pre-listen to any of them, I just put three tracks to air based on their titles.
I am rapt in the CD I think this young man is excellent and well done to you on your brilliant production.
You will find the songs I played on yesterday's play list that I posted on the net.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Doc, This letter is long overdue, but my appreciation for the time you took to have a word with me has remained constant all the while. It was reassuring to find that we were on the same page about so many aspects of the business. I can think of few people in this kind of work of whom I've heard it said that they truly deserve the reputation and success they enjoy, You are one of them!
Trevor, (Canadian Recording Artist, Song writer and Producer) Ontario, Canada,
We just wanted to write to thank you for all you have done for us. Sometimes recording can become tedious and frustrating but working with you was a totally new experience for us. Your professionalism and experience really ranks among the top as producers go. You made us feel welcome, right at home and brought the very best out in us. A real pleasure to work with you and we look forward to working with you again.
Thank you friend,
Floyd, Frank, Mick, Glenn, Mike, Bobby and David
The 1910 Fruitgum Company (Recording Artists with over 15 million Records sold Worldwide)
I want to thank you for your expertise in the production of "Goin' Down Mis'sippi." I have always wanted to record and release the original music that was inside of me. This dream could have never materialized without the 50+ years of experience you bring to a project. I was unaware of the myriad of minute details and pitfalls that this industry possesses. The conversations and face to face interactions we have had has shown me the enormous dues you have paid.
The time at "Power Plant Studios" was productive and direct. I like the no nonsense, get down to business attitude that was flying through the session. I have done studio work in the past, and too much time and money is wasted when producers don't have a solid "blueprint" of the product development. The equipment at the studio is top dollar, but of no use if the technical knowledge is not there. This is not the case at the "Power Plant."
Post production amazed me! The additional lines enhanced the songs I had written, but did not lose the feel that I was striving for. The sense of dynamics of you and your staff is nothing short of miraculous. The artwork captured the essence of the product, and the soul of my being.
Now the business end of the Mega staff takes over. This was one of the finer, but critical, details that I was unaware of. The relationships in the industry that your organization has developed, are more than impressive. The marketing team works relentlessly in the wings, while the artists, musicians, engineers, and producers stand center stage. They truly are the unsung heroes of the finished product.
Lastly, I cannot thank you enough for the peace of mind you instilled in me. The more I learn of this industry, the more anxiety and frustration I feel. But not on Doc Holiday's team!! You recognized my insecurities and anticipated my concerns. Just like a doctor treats the whole patient, Doc Holiday treats the whole artist.
Sincerely; Johnny Fung (International Recording Artist)
DOC, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE ENCOURAGEMENT THAT YOU OFFER, AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING THOSE SONGS OF YESTERDAY. I DO NOT HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT THE FAMILY REALLY ENJOY YOUR STORIES AND WORDS OF TRUTH AND WISDOM. WHEN YOU TALK TO YOUR MUSICAL A-TEAM, PLEASE SEND OUR REGARDS. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK INTO THE STUDIO, SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO BRING OUT THE BEST FROM ONE OF YOUR BRIGHTEST NEW STARS. WITH CONTINUED BLESSINGS, VANESSA and FAMILY(Manager of recording artist CARON PATRICE)
I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity to meet you. Thank you very much for everything that you have done for me and my album. It has been a blessing that you believed in me and gave me the confidence to becoming a singer and songwriter. I have learned so much for you and it has been a fun and wild ride. I look forward to learning more from you. You are a music legend and it has been a honor that you have produced my album. Thanks again, Becky K. (International Country Recording Artist & SongWriter)
I was so excited to read that you were pleased with the track. It's just like me to walk out of the Quad door to think of 5 things that I could have done different or better. If you feel that there is a touch or two that needs a tweek,I will be more than happy to pop back into Quad and nail it down. You are an extraordinary person Doc. It is my pleasure to be your friend. Call upon me for anything you need. You are the REAL Music Man.
Ricky Lynn Gregg
From Songwriter and GRAMMY Voting member Jim Smelgus
NEVER WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A START, IF DOC HOLIDAY WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN A PARTHE TOOK ME UNDER HIS WING, WHEN OTHERS DIDN’T SEE A THING
TOLD ME I HAD A GOOD VOICE, PLAYED MUSIC HE THOUGHT WERE PEOPLES CHOICE HE GAVE ME PRIVATE TUTORLIGE, TAUGHT ME HOW TO HIT THE RIGHT KEYS
* ITS AMASING THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO STILL ACTUALY REALY CARE TAKE THE TIME TO HELP A STRANGER SUCCEED NEVER THINGING ABOUT SELF GREED
I WOULDNT BE HERE IF I HAD TO DO IT ALONE, WHAT DOC DID FOR ME SURPASSED SELF SACRIFICEHE SAW SOMETHING IN ME OTHERS COULDN’T SEE, SHOWED ME HOW TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF
HE TOOK UP A LOT OF HIS TIME, WASN’T ALWAYS VERY KIND LET ME KNOW WITH HIS STERN TONE, GET IT RIGHT OR I WOULD BE ON MY OWN