Growing up in a small Tennessee town in the shadow of the Country Music capital of the world, it seemed that music was an integral part of Brandon's make-up from the outset as he was cut his teeth on Southern Gospel and Country Music. Brandon began to play drums at the age of 2 and played on his first studio recording at age 5, assuming the full-time role as the drummer at his church by age 8. Brandon's family – the Holders – toured locally as a Southern Gospel quartet, with the four-part harmony giving him a foundation for how music should mesh together to form one, full sound. Brandon's father – David – was a local radio personality and Southern Gospel promoter, developing close relationships with Southern Gospel Hall of Famers such as Jake Hess and J.D. Sumner.
Brandon's teenage years resulted in the addition of the saxophone and piano to his arsenal of instruments – which has grown to include the bass guitar and mostly-recently the mandolin – but it wasn't until college that Brandon fell in love with the guitar. A walk across the hall of the dormitory to borrow a guitar led to a trek across campus that ended up at Campbellsville University's Gossar Building, where he began to chord on the piano and teach himself the chords on the guitar. One thing led to another, and Brandon and his 20-song set began to receive bookings to play house parties. Shortly thereafter, he worked his way to the bar scene in nearby Lebanon. He continued those regular appearances through graduation, and in 2006,
Brandon's calendar dramatically increased as he started booking even more shows on a regular basis eventually leaving corporate America by"hanging up the suit and putting on the boots" full time in 2012. If not playing out of town, Brandon is a regular with his band playing Legends Corner, Second Fiddle and The Stage on Broadway every weekend. Since 2009, he has made appearances in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, Virginia, Alabama, Washington, D.C., New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida and Costa Rica to name a few. Brandon has shared the stage with the likes of Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Leann Rimes, Cole Swindell, John Rich, Lee Greenwood, Joe Diffie, Lee Brice. Material from the 1950s-2000's have had a significant impact on his musical stylings, with country, jazz, southern gospel and 50's doo wop among Brandon's favorite genres.
The work of Elvis, Alan Jackson, Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Larry Redmon and the Dave Matthews Band, have all made a major mark on who Brandon has become as an artist. Regardless of the instrument of choice and the song of the moment, Brandon is simply Keepin' It Country!