Holly Cross Vagley Naked (Job 1- 21) CD
A Midwesterner, Holly acted and sang her way through high school and college, earning a BFA from the University of Kansas. She set out to see the western US and, ultimately, the world; performing at Lake Tahoe, the MGM Grand in Reno, doing her own act on the QE2 and aboard what Fodor's called, "The world's most luxurious cruise ship, the Royal Viking Sun," where she sailed to every corner of the globe. Not bad for a kid from Kansas. With little religious exposure, but for the Jewish parochial school where her mother taught, or Sunday school during summer visits with her grandmother, Holly drifted into nonbelief... Happily God had another plan. Time, introspection and a car accident proved to Holly she was NOT the master of her fate and needed Jesus Christ. She studied under the founder of DEWW, a life-changing, women’s ministry, met Bob Vagley, a baptized Catholic and his two wonderful daughters, Erin and Beth, who said, “Wanna meet my Dad? He’s a bachelor!” Converting to Catholicism, marrying Bob and settling near Washington, DC lead to a guest-starring role on NBC’s "Homicide"; a pilot for NBC; another for the Discovery Channel; parts in movies like "The Sixth Sense", "For Richer or Poorer", "Contact"; starring roles at the Kennedy Center; and appearing at the White House. On September 10, 2001, Holly was headed for Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Phantom of the Opera". Again there was another plan. That Saturday she sang at the Memorial Mass for her friend, Barbara Olson, who was killed in the American Airlines plane that slammed into the Pentagon on 9/11. The response was overwhelming; suddenly music was a force for good, not just a good time. Friends, people at church, even strangers started asking for a CD of the music she was writing and singing for services and youth Masses. With Bob, their friend and pianist, Rod McCloy, two-time Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Jim Robeson, and seven of Washington DC's best musicians they created Holly's debut CD, NAKED (Job 1:21).