For Grace Leer, country music has always been personal.
"When I was nine years old, I sang 'Wide Open Spaces' for a talent competition," she remembers. "I was practicing in the family room when my mom printed out the lyrics, sat me down, and said, 'Let's read this together, word by word, so you can understand the story you're telling.'" That moment left a permanent impression on Grace. "It taught me that music is more than just singing; it's about telling stories that people can relate to," she adds. "As a songwriter, that's the biggest honor — to write my own stories and connect with the people who hear them."
Her debut self-titled EP, Grace Leer, is the newest chapter of that ongoing story. Recorded in the wake of her career-launching run on American Idol, it's a modern record inspired by the '90s country music that first captured her attention as a young California native.
Produced by Dan Fernandez and Jared Hampton (LANCO), the Grace Leer EP balances itself between modern melodies and the timeless influence of Grace's childhood favorites. She nods to her '90s roots with a reimagined version of Dwight Yoakam's "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere," then tells her own story with songs like the swaggering, fiddle-fueled "Brought A Girl" and the breakup ballad "Meant To Be." "Ones Before Me" salutes the Nashville icons who paved the way for 21st century torchbearers like Grace, while "Nothing With You" — a duet with Logan Mize, who handpicked Grace as the opening act on his It's About Time Tour — simmers with countrified chemistry. Together, these songs weave heartbreak, honky-tonk attitude, self-reflection, and empowerment into a tapestry of twang, glued together by a larger than-life songwriter whose work ethic matches her talent.
Source: Official Website
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