About Sorella 

Holley and Karen, though not biologically related, are, by all other means of the word, sisters. They have been friends and writing partners since 1996. Holley and Karen both write music and lyrics and play the piano. Holley is also a gifted guitarist, but her main talent is singing and songwriter. Karen describes Holley as "the most talented singer/songwriter I have ever met." And many would concur.

 

Sorella, which means sisters in Italian, was founded in 2012, by Karen so that she and Holley could formally produce, publish and pitch music for Holley's albums and for other artists to consider their songs. 

 

In 2020, Sorella has chosed to open its doors to other artists, singers and musicians who would like to record their music and have it published. In this day and age, anyone can get their music heard and Sorella is here to help for those who have things they want to say through music and are ready to share it. 

 

SINGER SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR ..TWICE.

FEMALE SINGER/SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

HOLLEY MCCREARY 

Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year Award presented to Holley McCreary at the 2017 Las Vegas Music Awards Red Carpet Event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD, SORELLA ENTERTAINMENT

Karen Nussbaumer, Founder and CEO of Sorella Entertainment, was honored to accept the award on behalf of Sorella Entertainment, for the Humanitarian Organization of the Year.

 

FEMALE SINGER/SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Holley was also recipient of the LAMA Los Angeles Music Awards Female Singer Songwriter of the Year on 17 September 2015 at the red carpet event held at the famous Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood. The highly respected Los Angeles Music Awards is an international competition and televised awards show, that for the last 25 years had helped to nourish and showcase some of the best up-and-coming musical acts from across the world.

 

Notable celebrities are involved with the event and often attend the famous red carpet event, which culminates the competition. Such well-known musical artists as Joe Walsh, Jackson Browne, Paula Abdul, and Slash have appeared on the red carpet in the past to congratulate the winners.

WINNER OF UNSIGNED ONLY COMPETITION

Holley McCreary was also declared a winner of the Unsigned Only music competition. The annual Unsigned Only music competition is offered to artists who are not signed to a major record label or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or imprints, and aims to recognize the best up-and-coming musical artist from around the world. Holley McCreary took second place with her performance of the song "Drowning".

 

Judges included Robert Smith (The Cure), Sinead O'Connor, Dustin Lynch, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Aimee Mann, Colt Ford, Kool and the Gang, David Crowder, Anthony DeCurtis (a contributing editor at Rolling Stone), Frank Foster, Rapsody, Kelly Price, Kyle Anderson (a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly), plus many more. The song, which was written by Holley McCreary, John Kennedy and Karen Nussbaumer, competed with nearly 7,000 entries from over 100 different countries. This music competition has become an important milestone to achieve and has proven to be a jumping off point for many successful unsigned artists. 

Song Sample

I Love You Still - Holley McCreary
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"I love her voice in 'I Love You Still'."

  Ken Caillat, Grammy Winning Producer

   Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Pat Benetar, Frank Sinatra, Wilson Philips, Beach Boys & Colbie Caillat

 

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