Lily Grace is a young girl going big places. Already turning industry heads, collaborating with iconic Australian artists, supporting artists including Vance Joy and drawing strong crowds, this 17-year old talent from Australia’s Gold Coast is one of the most exciting female artists to emerge in recent years.
Lily Grace is a genuine, grounded performer who sings from the heart. With her relaxed, easy-listening style and warm and natural stage presence, Lily Grace leaves audiences transfixed by her talent, her young age, and her unique style.
Naturally gifted, Lily Grace began singing at 10 years of age. She dived deeper into music a mere six years ago, when she was gifted her first guitar at the age of 11. Her determination to self-fund her own equipment saw her busking at local markets, and soon after, attracting her to local cafes, restaurants, events and festivals.
Lily Grace is a sought-after talent having performed on main stages of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Groundwater Country Music Festival, Barefoot Country Music Festival (New Jersey, USA), Freedom Festival (Monterey, Tennessee USA), and the iconic ‘Bluebird Cafe’ in Nashville, Tennessee.
She recently supported Aria winning pop-folk artist Vance Joy, opening his Brisbane Riverstage show. On the country scene, she has co-written and toured with Australian country music legend, James Blundell, and has opened for Casey Barnes, Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt’s ‘Love and Lies Tour’ across Queensland, joined Tania Kernaghan in concert, and toured with and opened for the Davisson Brothers band in the USA.
With several years’ experience performing on national and international stages, Lily Grace has become a prolific songwriter and delivers her own storytelling originals with an upbeat, contemporary country pop sound and elements of rock intertwined. The emotions of love, determination, kindness, gratitude and pure joy pour forth in every one of her performances.
She was a finalist in the 2023 Queensland Music Awards in Australia, and was the 2022 ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner in the Gold Coast Music Awards along with being a Top 3 finalist for ‘Breakout Artist of the Year’. In 2022, she was nominated in 9 categories of the Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards, and won ‘Best Country Song’ and ‘Country Rock Song’ along with the ‘Best Video’ (for Annie June) in the 2022 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards where she was a also a finalist for Best Female Vocal, Best Song, and Most Promising Future Star.
Her first release in 2021 was an exciting collaboration with the legendary country music icon and 10 time Golden Guitar winner, James Blundell. The two penned a song together, co-headlined a concert on the Gold Coast and toured together, taking their co-written song ‘Annie June’ to stages across Queensland, following on from it’s successful release in May of 2021.
The excitement around the track helped it reach the Top 10 on the ‘Australian Country Radio’ chart, #17 on the ‘Hottest Australian Country Hits’ chart, #9 on ‘Country Radio Charts’, #31 on the ‘Countrytown Hot 50 Music Chart’. A live video stream on country radio program, KIX Live, and with the official music video being played in high rotation on Foxtel’s & Fetch CMT TV channel reaching #3 in ‘Today’s Top 15’, also featuring in ‘Official Top 30’, ‘Fresh Country’, and ‘Aussie Country’ programs. Annie June also won ‘Best Video’ award in the 2022 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards.
Off the back of a successful debut duo release, Lily released her debut solo single in August 2021, ‘Sixteen Wishes.’ An uplifting and summery track, it rocketed to #3 on the ‘Australian Country iTunes Chart’ and #27 on the ‘Australian All Genres iTunes Chart’. Within a week of it’s release, it was the #1 streamed and downloaded song for Australian radio airplay. ‘Sixteen Wishes’ continued to climb the Official Top 30 on CMT television, reaching #13.
‘The Two Of Us Meet’ followed and was Lily’s most successful solo release with over 1 million streams (released February 2022), reaching #1 on ‘iTunes Australia Country Chart’, #11 on ‘iTunes Australia All Genres Chart’, #1 on ‘Country Thunder’, #5 on ‘Australian Independent Record Labels Association Chart’, #6 on the ‘Oz Country Music Radio Tasmania Chart’, #8 on ‘Hottest Australian Country Hits Chart’ and #12 on ‘Country Radio Charts’. As her first song to also launch in the USA, her international fan base grew rapidly as the song debuted on the Music Row Country Chart at #78, and climbed to #23 on the Music Row Indie Chart. CMT Australia added the music video to high rotation and the track rose to #11 on the CMT Top 30 Chart.
With the demand for her music taking her back to the USA early this year, she released her fourth single ‘Follow My Road’, a catchy track all about chasing down your dreams and not letting anything step in the way. Paving the way for further successes, ‘Follow My Road’ had adds to several Apple and Spotify playlists, major radio, and climbed to Number 1 on several Australian charts including the Country Radio Charts, the Country Thunder Top 30 and the Tasmania OZ Country Music Radio Top 40 Charts and adds to CMT Television.
The young songstress now releases ‘Bet On Us’, her 5th single about believing in something when no-one else does! It’s all about betting on a relationship when everybody is betting against it. Lily shares ‘If you’ve ever been told your relationship isn’t going to work out, because you’re too young, or not a good match, this song is for you!’
With an ever growing fanbase and social media following, Lily Grace is one of the most exciting female artists to emerge in recent years and her future certainly looks bright.