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Singer, songwriter, producer, and all-round entrepreneur Peter Hollens is a champion of a cappella singing dating back to his days at the University of Oregon, where he founded the college a cappella group On the Rocks in 1999 with Leo da Silva. Hailing from Ashland, Oregon, Hollens earned a degree in vocal performance from the University of Oregon, where he became active on the college a cappella circuit, producing, recording, and judging competitions. He started his own YouTube channel in 2011, posting music videos with multi-tracked a cappella vocals, often with collaborators Nick Pitera, Lindsey Stirling, Mike Tompkins, Sam Tsui, Tyler Ward, George Watsky, Alex G, and Hollens' wife, Evynne Hollens. His subscriber list grew rapidly, reaching some 750,000 by the summer of 2014. Hollens worked from his home studio in Eugene, Oregon, producing recordings for On the Rocks, Divisi, Cornell's Chordials, the Duke's Men of Yale, the Whiffenpoofs, Committed, the Backbeats, and the Swingle Singers, among others. He released two debut albums under his own name, Covers, Vol. 1 and Covers, Vol. 2, in 2012, after which he signed a recording deal with Sony Music Masterworks in 2014, which released the self-titled Peter Hollens album in the fall of that same year.
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A Cappella 'God Only Knows' Cover From Peter Hollens, Tim Foust And More - Christian Music Videos
A cappella voice Peter Hollens shares the stage with his wife and friends as they belt out the words of ‘God Only Knows’ by The Beach Boys. This beloved song was originally released in 1966. Since that time, it’s been covered by countless artists and become a pop culture favorite, particularly for being featured in the Christmas movie ‘Love Actually.’ The single was another smash success for The Beach Boys and was even voted 25th in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. “I may not always love you But long as there are stars above you You never need to doubt it I'll make you so sure about it God only knows what I'd be without you” Peter Hollens became a viral sensation after sharing his a cappella cover songs on social media. Over the years, he’s garnered millions of view online and continues to use his talents in creative and entertaining ways. Today, he’s joined by his wife, Eyvnne, and friends, Tim Foust and Jenika Marion, for a special rendition of ‘God Only Knows.’ “God only knows what I'd be without you If you should ever leave me Though life would still go on, believe me The world could show nothing to me So what good would living do me” This song is a wonderful dose of nostalgia and I absolutely love hearing this a cappella take on the classic. ‘God Only Knows’ is definitely a beloved classic and I’m always happy to hear covers, like this one!
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Peter HollensOctober 2014