Music artist Erin Grand, all trails led to a career in music from the beginning. Grand was born and raised just outside of the Twin Cities (a place that merrily isn’t commonly known to host a big population of country fans, the pop/country singer, whose new single “Lonely Does” came out on August 28, 2021. The song is delightfully driven by a piece in the performance arts. Grand shares that “she never really excelled in school, it just wasn’t her thing. She all shared she never had a full-time job that didn’t involve music. It’s what I was put here to do.”
Grand grew up in a family that celebrated music and supported her dreams, she first discovered her appreciation of singing at 8 years old, she started finding her land in the country music category soon after. Her parents raised her on both country and rock and roll, which Grand is forever thankful for. Like others, she started performing in church, joining a youth band as a head singer. Then, her talents were called by the church’s adult worship team. Next, Grand sang in a secular pop band, which later became a duo. Grand mentions it was a “bit of a balancing act: some people at church weren’t too keen on her performing in a secular band on the side. It was the best of both worlds, and she was able to do what she loved full time. She paid to sing, it didn’t get much better than that.”
The trends moved, though, when her duo partner decided on another career path and Grand would next become a solo artist. She had learn to play by herself and was starting to learned how to play the guitar but still needed some practice. Also, she started working on her songwriting skills. Her first few songs were not so good, but she knew she had to start somewhere. Grand also started taking monthly trips to Nashville, becoming part of Music City’s never-ending talent group to showcase her melodic and lyrical skills. During one of her trips, Grand was asked to join the notable group Song Suffragettes (a group of female singers who love supporting one another in their musical careers).
In February 2020, Grand moved to Nashville and was directly met with an altered version of what life in music would look like when the COVD-19 global pandemic created the industry to come to a screeching halt. It was hard, but she kept moving in a forward direction. She made friends from her many trips down. So she up a lot Zoom writes. It wasn’t planned, but it kept her in the game. Some of Grand’s favorite artists are Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars. Grand continued to develop her sound, which she calls “pop country with a lot of soul. Grand also likes to write about what could be made up of things, such as imaging things in a way that most individuals would dream of wanting in their own lives.
From the co-writes came sizzling, lively first single “Mood” (October 2020), next came easy-going, funny upbeat single “Better With Wine (July 2021). As Grand continues to put out new music, aided by a team entirely made of women. Grand’s different vocal tenor and strength, joined with honest (and sometimes witty) songwriting keep bringing in new fans and put her as one of the industry’s most up and coming talents in the country music world.
If you would like to find out more about the talented and kind-hearted Erin Grand then please go check out her website at (https://www.eringrand.com).
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