At the tender age of just seventeen, Lily Grace is an extremely talented artist, songwriter and storyteller. Already turning industry heads, collaborating with iconic Australian artists, supporting artists such as Vance Joy, and with over 2 million streams, this Gold Coast Australian native is one of the most exciting female artists to emerge in recent years, venturing to Nashville and the USA to propel her music career.
With her relaxed, easy-listening style and warm and natural stage presence, this vibrant songstress leaves audiences transfixed by her undeniable talent, her young age, and her unique style.
Naturally gifted, Lily Grace began singing at 10 years of age. She dived deeper into music six years ago when she was gifted her first guitar. Her determination led her to performing at local markets, and soon after, attracting her to local cafes, restaurants, events and festivals.
Inspired by the likes of Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Maddie & Tae, Taylor Swift and Maren Morris, this wholesome artist strives to embody their innovative style, work ethic, and sound in her own unique way.
With several years of stage experience already under her belt, she recently opened for Vance Joy at his Australian Brisbane Riverstage concert, and she has performed with several big names in the Australian country music scene including Casey Barnes, James Blundell, Amber Lawrence, Catherine Britt, and Tania Kernaghan. She’s performed on main stages of international and Australian country festivals including Barefoot Country Music Festival (New Jersey, USA), CMA Fest (Nashville, TN, USA), Freedom Fest (Monterey, TN, USA), Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Gympie Muster, and Groundwater Country Music Festival.
She thrives for the moments when she connects with her fans. “My songs revolve around storytelling.” When she is not strumming her six-string or on the road performing, she’s taking her dreams, first-hand experiences and stories she hears along the way and turning them into songs that connect with her audience.
A finalist in Queensland’s 2023 QMusic Awards and ‘Breakout Artist of the Year’ finalist in the 2023 Gold Coast Music Awards, winner of the 2022 Gold Coast Music Awards ‘Peoples Choice’ award and finalist for ‘Breakout Artist of the Year’, Lily Grace is already headlining her own tours along the coastlines of Australia and rapidly earning the recognition she deserves. She exhibits an undeniable warmth as an artist, and her strong, 120,000+ loyal fan base is evidence of this.
A finalist in the Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards in several categories in 2022, including Best Female Vocalist, Most Promising Future Star and Best Video, she was awarded Best Video for her single ‘Annie June’. Nominated in 9 categories of the 2022 Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards she was awarded ‘Country Song of the Year’ and ‘Country Rock Song of the Year’.
Her love for performing and following her country music dream came true when she released a collaboration with acclaimed Australian artist James Blundell entitled ‘Annie June’ in 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,’ and #31 on the ‘Countrytown Hot 50 Music Chart’. The official music video was played in high rotation on Foxtel’s & Fetch CMT TV channel reaching #3 in ‘Today’s Top 15,’ and was also featured in ‘Official Top 30,’ ‘Fresh Country,’ and ‘Aussie Country’ programs.
Off the heels of her first successful release, a debut solo single, ‘Sixteen Wishes’, was next. Within its first week, it was the #1 streamed and downloaded song for Australian radio airplay. This song also rocketed to #3 on the Australian Country iTunes Chart and #27 on the Australian All Genres iTunes Chart. The official music video caught the attention from CMT in Australia, which led to adding it to their playlist and the song charted in the CMT Official Top 30, reaching #13.
With determination, confidence, and passion to create real and honest music, in 2022, she released ‘The Two Of Us Meet’ in Australia and to the USA, growing her international following significantly. Her successful release saw the song hit over 1 million streams, reach #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’, #9 on ‘Hottest Australian Country Hits’ and #12 on ‘Country Radio Charts.’ In the USA, the song debuted on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart at #78 and rose into the Top 30 on the Music Row Indie Chart, placing at #23. CMT Australia added the music video to high rotation and the track rose to #11 on the CMT Top 30 Chart.
The success of ‘The Two Of Us Meet’ in 2022 drew the young songstress over to the USA for 6 weeks for radio interviews, television appearances, podcasts, songwriting, recording, and performances. She performed at Live on the Levee in Charlston, West Virginia, and toured with the Davisson Brothers Band, as well as performing to over 40,000 people at the Barefoot Country Music Festival in Wildwoods, New Jersey; Freedom Fest in Monterey, Tennessee; songwriter’s rounds at the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee; and other well-known Nashville songwriter venues.
February saw the release of her 4th single ‘Follow My Road’, an upbeat and catchy track to empower people to follow their dreams and set out on their own path. This song bought a confident narrative to this rising singer-songwriter’s story as she ventured from Australia to Nashville to follow her music dreams. The song achieved great success, with adds to several Apple and Spotify playlists, major radio, and climbed to Number 1 on the Australian Country Radio Charts, the Country Thunder Top 30 and the Tasmania OZ Country Music Radio Top 40 Charts, with the music video reaching #18 on CMT’s Top 30.
Her 5th single, ‘Bet On Us’, released in July is 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!’. Receiving recognition for her songwriting prowess, she was honoured to be featured in ‘American Songwriter‘ about this release.
Her latest release ‘Maybe So’ is a testament to those electric night-time encounters that just feel right. It’s about the excitement of meeting someone and both knowing the same songs by heart, where every word and laugh feels like it was written in the stars. ‘Maybe So’ is a reminder that love can sneak up on us in the most surprising ways and that sometimes the most cherished memories begin with a chance meeting. If you’re a dreamer or a believer in the unexpected, this song will be your new anthem!
Lily Grace is certainly proving to be a prolific songwriter making waves on the international music scene, performing at iconic festivals and venues and is certainly one of the most exciting female artists to emerge in recent years.
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2023 November 11 | ‘Bet On Us’ Music video reaches #16 on CMT Australia & ‘Maybe So’ enters at #39 on CMT Australia
2023 October 24 | ‘Maybe So’ reaches #1 on the Tasmanian & OZ CMR Top 40 Country Chart
2023 October 22 | ‘Bet On Us’ music video #24 on CMT Australia
2023 October 21 | ‘Maybe So’ added to CMT Australia
2023 October 14 | Co-Host of the Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards
2023 October 14 | Winner – ‘National Rising Star of The Year’ at the 2023 Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards
2023 October 14 | Winner – ‘National Song of The Year’ for ‘Follow My Road’ at the 2023 Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards (Reaching #1 and charting for 13 Weeks)
2023 October | Streams of over 2.3 Million on Spotify (for all singles combined)
2023 September/October | American Songwriter feature article ‘6 Questions With New Artist Lily Grace’
2023 September 23 | Performer at the Sounds Australia showcase of Australian talent in Nashville at The Aussie BBQ as part of AmericanaFest’23, and Sounds Australia Instagram Takeover
2023 September 20 | CountryTown Centre Stage Feature Artist
2023 September 15 | ‘Maybe So’ is released (6th Single) with playlist additions on Apple’s New Music Daily, Country Risers, Aussie Country, Lil Bit Country, Country Caffeine and Spotify’s New Music Friday Country, Fresh Country & Country Worldwide
2023 September 6 | ‘Bet On Us’ reaches over 300,000 streams
2023 August 19 | ‘Follow My Road’ #18 on CMT Official Top 30 country music videos
2023 August 19 | Opened for Ella Langley at The Old Gray, Monterey, TN USA
2023 August 10 | ‘Bet On Us’ reaches over 200,000 streams
2023 August 5 | ‘Bet On Us’ #1 on Tasmanian & Oz CMR Top 40 Country Chart
2023 August 5 | ‘Follow My Road’ #26 on CMT Official Top 30 country music videos
2023 July 27 | Lily Grace announced as a finalist for ‘Breakout Artist’ and ‘People’s Choice’ Top 3 Finalist in the 2023 Gold Coast Music Awards
2023 July 26 | ‘Bet On Us’ reaches over 100,000 streams on Spotify and Lily Grace has over 100,000 Monthly Listeners on Spotify
2023 July 24 | ‘Bet On Us’ #1 on ‘Country Radio Charts’ in Australia
2023 July 22 | ‘Follow My Road’ #32 on CMT Official Top 30 for music videos
2023 July 19 | ‘Bet On Us’ #12 on Country Thunder Top 30 Country Chart
2023 July 17 | ‘Bet On Us’ #5 on ‘Country Radio Charts’ in Australia
2023 July 15 | ‘Bet On Us’ #15 on the Tasmanian & OZ CMR Top 40 Country Chart
2023 July 7 | ‘Bet On Us’ playlist additions to Spotify’s ‘Fresh Country’, ‘New Music Friday AU & NZ’, ‘Fresh Finds’; Apple Music ‘s ‘New Music Daily’, ‘Country Risers’, ‘Aussie Country’ and ‘Lil Bit Country’ and Countrytown’s ‘Hot Country Hits Australia’.
2023 July 7 | Exclusive ‘Bet On Us’ feature in Countrypolitan Magazine
2023 July 7 | Release of Single ‘Bet On Us’
2023 July 1 | Finalist in the ICMA (Independent Country Music Australia) awards for Most Popular Australian Independent Country Single (for ‘Follow My Road’), Most Popular New Australian Independent Female Country Artist, and the Patti McKinnon Award.
2023 June 29 | Performing at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville for the second time
2023 June 10 | ‘Follow My Road’ music video receives an exclusive premiere by CMT, USA during CMA Fest Week
2023 June 9 | Summer Nights – Support Act for Casey Barnes, Monterey, Tennessee USA.
2023 June 8 | CMA Festival Nashville | Fan Fair X Meet and Greet Artist & Performer at Whiskey Bent Saloon, Nashville USA
2023 June 1 | Featured Songwriter in the ‘Hook Line and Singers Festival’, Virginia USA
2023 June | Featured in Total Girl Magazine, Australia
2023 May 20 | Featured on the ‘Bucketfest’ line-up in West Virginia USA
2023 May 5 | Feature songwriter on Kirsti Cast You Tube
2023 May 1-3 | Songwriter on ‘Hooks Lines & Singers Festival’ in Virginia USA
2023 May | The Country Note Instagram Takeover
2023 April 29 | Support Act for American Idol 20th season winner Noah Thompson and runner up, Hunter Girl
2023 April 28 | Press article on ‘Medium’ Website
2023 April 24 | ‘Follow My Road’ No.1 on Country Radio Charts in Australia
2023 April 17 | ‘Follow My Road’ No.2 on Country Radio Charts in Australia
2023 April 10 | Performing artist at Whiskey Jam, Nashville TN
2023 April 4 | ‘Follow My Road’ No.1 on Country Thunder Australia Top 30 Chart
2023 April 1 | ‘Follow My Road’ No.1 on Tasmanian & Oz Country Music Radio Top 40 Country Chart
2023 March 3 | ‘Follow My Road’ No. 2 on Australian Top 20 Streams on Play MPE Australian Airplay Chart
2023 March 3 | ‘Follow My Road’ No. 2 on Australian Top 20 Downloads on Play MPE Australian Airplay Chart
2023 March 6 | ‘Follow My Road’ No. 17 on Country Radio Charts
2023 February | Finalist in the Queensland 2023 QMusic Awards (Youth Award)
2022 November | Support Act for Vance Joy at Riverstage in Brisbane (Audience of 10,000)
2022 September | Performed her own headline shows as part of her ‘Back From Nashville’ tour
2022 September 3 | Gold Coast Music Awards | Winner of Peoples Choice Award 2022
2022 August | Main Stage Performance |Gympie Music Muster (incl. 3 other stage performances)
2022 August | Social Media Audience of over 120,000 fans across various platforms
2022 July 26 | Finalist in the Gold Coast Music Awards for Breakout Artist Of The Year and People’s Choice
2022 July 26 | Exclusive feature on 7 News
2022 July 8 | ‘The Two of Us Meet’ records 15 weeks in the OZ Country Music Radio chart reaching #6
2022 July 2nd | Performance at ‘Freedom Fest’, in Monterey, Tennessee, USA
2022 June 23rd | Performed at the iconic ‘Bluebird Cafe’, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
2022 June 19th | Performance to crowds of over 40,000 at ‘Barefoot Country Music Festival’, Wildwoods, New Jersey USA
2022 June 8th | Appearance on Midday TV Program, Kentucky USA
2022 May 20th | ‘The Two Of Us Meet’ | #23 on the Music Row Indie Chart, USA
2022 May 20th | ‘The Two Of Us Meet’ Music Video #11 on CMT country music television channel in Australia
2022 May 13th | ‘The Two Of Us Meet’ debuted on USA’s Music Row Country Breakout Chart at #78
2022 May 1st | ‘The Two Of Us Meet’, #6 on Australian Tasmanian and Oz CMR Top 40 Chart
2022 April 20th | ‘The Two of Us Meet’ | Reaches over 1,000,000 Streams
2022 April 19th | Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards | Winner Best Video ‘Annie June’
2022 April | Performed 10 gigs at Tamworth Country Music Festival, FanZone, Capital Theatre and various other venues & also an artist on the red carpet at the Golden Guitar Awards
2022 March | Semi-Finalist | 2021 International Songwriting Competition
2022 April 5th | ‘The Two Of Us Meet’ | #12 on Country Radio Charts countryradiocharts.com
2022 March 31st | ‘The Two Of Us Meet’ | #9 on Hottest Australian Country Hits chart
2022 March 8th | PlayMPE Charts | ‘The Two Of Us Meet’ #4 on Top 5 Streams (Country)
2022 March | ‘The Two of Us Meet’ Music Video | 246,000 views across YouTube, Instagram and Facebook
2022 March | ‘The Two of Us Meet’ debuting at #30 on the Top 40 Country Songs Australian Airplay Chart, #15 on Country Radio Charts, ‘The Two of Us Meet’ #1 Country Thunder Requested Song
2022 March | Headlining tour to Central and Far North Queensland
2022 February | ‘The Two Of Us Meet’ released 11 February | #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, Top 10 at #9 on Hottest Australian Country Hits, #35 on Oz Country Music Radio Top 40 Chart
2022 February |’The Two of Us Meet’ | PlayMPE Top Charts | #2 Top 5 Downloads (Country) | #2 Top 5 Streams (Country) for radio airplay (week of 16 February 2022)
2022 February | ‘The Two of Us Meet’ | Debut at #1 on CMT Australia Spotify Playlist | New Music Nashville Spotify Playlist | #35 on CMT Australia’s Weekly Most Played Top 50
2022 February | Featured on The Country Note, New Country Brew, She Wolf Radio, Primetime Country Music, Pop Blitz Magazine, Guitar Girl Mag, Country Central, The Women of Country, All Country News, Blackbird News, Today’s Country Magazine, Authority Magazine, Kickin’ Up Dust Magazine, Blank GC, CountryTown, Sunburnt Country, Country Kickback, People’s News, Gold Coast Music Awards, CMAA, Toni TV, CMT Australia
2022 February | ‘Sixteen Wishes’ | Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition
2022 January | ‘Sixteen Wishes’ | Over 200,000 Streams on Spotify and over 100,000 monthly listeners
2022 January | Featured in Country Music Bulletin
2022 | Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards Semi-Finalist for Most Promising Future Star & Best Female
2022 January | Finalist in 9 Categories of the Tamworth Songwriter’s Awards | Winner of ‘Country Song of the Year’ and ‘Country Rock Song of the Year’ in the Tamworth Songwriters Association 2021 Awards
2021 December | Appointed as an endorsed Cole Clark Guitar artist
2021 December | ‘Sixteen Wishes’ | #13 on CMT Official Top 30
2021 November | Performed at Groundwater Country Music Festival
2021 September | Country Music Raceday performing artist, Doomben, Brisbane
2021 September | ‘Sixteen Wishes’ | #1 Streamed and downloaded song for Australian Radio Airplay (PlayMPE)
2021 August | ‘Sixteen Wishes’ |#3 Song on Australian Country iTunes Chart
2021 August | ‘Sixteen Wishes’ |#27 on Australian All Genres iTunes Chart
2021 August | Release of debut solo single, ‘Sixteen Wishes’
2021 July | Co-headlined the ‘Annie June’ tour with James Blundell across South East Queensland
2021 July | ‘Annie June’ #3 on CMT’s Today’s Country Top 15 Chart
2021 June | Gympie Muster | Announced in Artist Line-up
2021 June | Guest artist performance on ‘Kix Live’
2021 May | ‘Annie June’ debut single release, co-written with James Blundell
2021 May | ‘Annie June’ #17 on Hottest Australian Country Hits | #31 on CountryTown Chart
2021 May | ‘Annie June’ in the Top 10 of Australian Country Radio Chart
2021 March | Co-headlined concert with James Blundell
2021 March | Opened the ‘Love and Lies Tour’ in Queensland venues for Golden Guitar winners Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt
2021 December | Opened the concert for accomplished country artist Tania Kernaghan
2019 July | Graduate of the CMAA Junior Academy of Country Music
2019 February | Australian National Busking Championships |Winner – Senior Category (14yrs)
2019 January | People’s Choice Top 10 Finalist in the Toyota Battle of the Buskers at Tamworth Country Music Festival
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