A vibrant force on the scene, Stephanie Grace is ready to stake her claim in country music with electrifying vocals, genuinely sweet songs, and an exuberantly fresh personality that is mixed with a dose of attitude, charisma and charm. This 17-year-old is making her dreams come true with determination and vision and not letting anything stand in her way.
Meet Stephanie Grace
With her roots laid down in Douglassville, PA, a small town near Reading and not far from Philadelphia, Stephanie has always been around country music.
“Country was literally all I listened to,” remembers this teenage girl. “My parents listened to country radio nonstop and my mom used to play Lorrie Morgan in the car when we were driving to school.”
The passion for singing continued throughout her childhood. “I always loved to sing,” recalls Stephanie. “When I was two, I danced around the house singing Old McDonald into an egg beater over and over. Even when we sat in a circle singing songs in kindergarten, I was always the loudest, even though I was a very shy kid.”
One would never imagine that stage fright once bothered this now sharp performer as she graced the stage with notable acts already including Taylor Swift, Easton Corbin, Gloriana, Josh Turner, John Michael Montgomery, Scotty McCreery, and Bucky Covington. This shyness went away after her first grade talent show performance of What Dreams Are Made Of (from the Lizzie McGuire movie). “When I told my mom I wanted to sing in this talent show, she couldn’t believe it. I surprised the entire school when I got up there to sing. I loved the adrenaline rush I felt on stage and that’s when I knew I wanted to do this for the rest of my life.”
She continued playing at local restaurants, fairs and carnivals, getting comfortable singing in front of an audience. This paid off when she won Pocono Junior Idol and Kids Country Idol in 2006. It was around this time when she met Al Brock, President of Spin Doctors in Nashville. “He used to work at a local country station. He told me he was moving back to Nashville to start a promotion company and I’d be his first client. It turned out he held true to his word. He has definitely helped jumpstart my career and I can’t thank him enough!”
With a busy schedule traveling, performing, songwriting and visiting radio stations, this vivacious girl is still focused on her education first and foremost. As a junior at Agora Cyber Charter School, she is no stranger to the difficulties of balancing her personal life with a music career. “Cyber School is very new to me, but I think it will make traveling and focusing on my music a lot easier. Education is super important to me and I’m glad we found a method that works with my schedule!”
This country songstress now has more than 70 songs in her catalog and dreams of inspiring others through lyrics that frame her daily experiences and casual conversations. Songwriting was something that didn’t come naturally at first, but only a few years after her first attempt; you can’t get her to stop writing. “As an 8 year old, I was a little frustrated because I really didn’t have much to write about. Two years later, school was getting rough and my grandmother passed away. I decided to give it another try, and the words just started flowing.”
With musical influences spanning from Miranda Lambert, LeAnn Rimes, Trisha Yearwood, Adele and Colbie Caillat, she credits her continued success to her loving family and supportive group of friends. “It’s all a girl can ask for. I’ve been very blessed. My parents constantly remind me that the day it’s no longer fun, I don’t have to do it. I have no intention of stopping anytime soon.” Stephanie is aiming high to fulfill her dream, and she knows that working hard will get her there. Her ultimate dream is to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and complete a world tour. “While I can’t be sure what the future holds, I know that as long as I’m singing country music, I’ll be living my dream!”