This Northern California native’s love for music started at age 6 when she performed on stage for the first time. Throughout her younger years, Grace sang anywhere and everywhere she could throughout the Bay Area as well as playing competitive soccer and excelling in her school work. Her 110% mentality led her to a scholarship to the University California Berkeley to play Division 1 soccer where she not only was voted Captain of the team her senior year, but led the Bears to numerous victories with her skills and strong work ethic. After graduating from Berkeley, Grace headed to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her dream of becoming a country music singer. A highlight included her participation in American Idol Season 18 and Katy Perry’s reaction to Grace Leer’s performance of “Natural Woman” during Idol’s Top 40 Showcase; “She literally came out here and made everyone else look like they were on a talent show” [Katy Perry] which landed Grace in the Top 20 and then onto Top 10 with live performances from her own backyard in California due to the COVID-19 “stay at home” order. As American Idol came to an end Grace headed back to Nashville with a massive fan base that was centered around a community of acceptance and authenticity. She was ready to take all of her influences from 90’s country, soul and rock and roll back to Nashville and create her sound. Grace hit the songwriting room hard, getting in rooms with Nashville’s best songwriters to find what truly makes her “Grace”. After a year, she has found her voice and her sound that incorporates her California roots and her favorite things about 90’s country. She has since been recording her debut project with producers Dan Fernandez and Jared Hampton with her debut EP set to release this summer. Listen to her first single, Brought A Girl out now. She’s currently out on the road with Logan Mize on his It’s About Time tour.
CMA Music Festival 2023