Rising New Zealand country music singer, songwriter and musician GRACE KELLY, will release her debut EP entitled ‘before.’ on Thursday 26 March.Grace burst onto the scene after a remarkable opportunity set her on an epic path of amazing experiences in a very short period of time. 2019 was a whirlwind year for her, with Californian city San Jose choosing her song ‘San Jose’ as their theme song and pushing her into the limelight. The song has now hit over 50,000 streams on Spotify. an
Following on from the release of ‘San Jose’, the momentum also started building rapidly on the live front, with highlights from last year including opening for country music giant and television personality Blake Shelton, and being able to perform on the same bill as country music singers Eric Paslay, Phil Barton and Taylor Swift’s songwriter Liz Rose.
Grace’s songs are heavily influenced by the Nashville music scene and her love of county/pop music, and at still just 17 years old, these passions are providing her with a backdrop to share her coming of age life experiences. Having now recorded several times in Nashville, the EP ‘before.’ features some of Nashville’s most talented musicians: the 2019 CMA Musician of the Year Jenee Fleenor - Fiddle and Mandolin (Blake Shelton), T Wild – Guitar (Carly Simon); David Northrup – Drums (Boz Scaggs); Steve King – Keyboards (Keith Urban), and Jim Riley – drummer (Rascal Flatts).
In 2020 Grace’s light continues to shine as she follows her dreams with purposeful intent and all guns blazing - starting with celebrating the release of ‘before.’ Featuring 5 original country-pop songs, ‘before.’ reveals a true talent not just for catchy choruses but also for honesty and telling it like it is through great story-telling, - which as any lover of country music knows, is key.
Meanwhile Grace is keeping the momentum building, and to mark the release of ‘before.’, she will perform a series of intimate release shows at the end of the month in various venues.