Today we’d like to introduce you to Gracie Carol.
Hi Gracie, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
How I started is such a deep-rooted story, which makes this such a special thing for me to talk about. I always dreamed of being a songwriter-entertainer in country music just from growing up listening to the legends who started the family country music has today.
I started songwriting at 11 years old and my sister, Jade, and I started playing shows together around our hometown in Cincinnati. Summer before my senior year of high school, I got my first job as a Live Entertainer at Coney Island Amusement Park. That job built up the courage to start going for more things I know would help me to get to this fantasy of mine. If it wasn’t for that summer, I don’t think I would be where I am today.
From performing with Keith Urban on his Raise Em’ Up Tour, making it to Hollywood Week on American Idol, and moving to Nashville. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, performed overseas as a singer in a Country Band, and now perform at Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge while still creating and writing my own music as the Artist/Entertainer I am.
Let’s just say, TikTok has been a lot of fun meeting new fans on there and them finding my music. The streams, followers, and fans have just blown me away and are some of my favorite parts of why I love the country, the music family. It really takes a village, Nashville is the perfect town with people all around who are just like me, but still unique in some way.
I think the uniqueness of people is what makes us so cool but we all go through the same everyday life things. All while studying what the next big hit is gonna sound like on country radio. That is the reason why I really found my sound and my artistry in country music.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It’s never a smooth road. Every no to me meant time to go back to the drawing board and create more. Every yes was like winning the lottery because you don’t hear many of them, but they kept me going to hear more no’s.
I say that in every situation as advice to myself. Going through a breakup or someone didn’t think you were good enough? That’s okay because somebody does. Or somebody will come along the way and surprise you. College is hard if you wanna drop out, or get a bad grade.
That’s okay I’ll work harder to get better on it. I say this because the struggles were a big help in my career. I look back and may cringe, but I am very proud of them.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a songwriter, singer, and entertainer!
My genre is mostly pop country, but I’ll write an older country song once in a while. I love to perform and enjoy music together with a crowd. I’m proud of how far I’ve come just as a person.
Kindness and love for the simplest things you do every day, grew every day, and I think because of that I started loving the person I am more and more. It has affected me in such a positive way. As an artist, I took all of that with me. I think it’s pretty cool.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Express the journey to finding what you love, and what you love about yourself. Thanks for helping me with mine.
- Website: www.graciecarol.com
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/thegraciecarol
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/graciecarol
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thegraciecarol
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC5P8yo38Z8V76PqQvILQEBw
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