Biography: FOR GRACIE CHERRY, SINGING BEGAN AT A YOUNG AGE BEFORE FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THIS BORN AND RAISED FLORIDIAN, ALWAYS HAD A PASSION FOR SINGING AND SONGWRITING. GRACIE’S PASSION FOR MUSIC: SINGING AND SONGWRITING STARTED TO TAKE SHAPE AS A TEENAGER AND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE TO THIS VERY DAY. SHE ENJOYS SPREADING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST THROUGH SONG AS A WORSHIP LEADER AT HER CHURCH. HER MUSICAL INFLUENCE RANGES FROM CECE WINANS TO NATALIE GRANT TO KAREN CLARK-SHEARD, KIM WALKER, KIRK FRANKLIN, JOAN ROSARIO, MARY MARY, TASHA COBBS, MARY ALESSI, MARTHA MUNIZZI, KARI JOBE AND COUNTLESS OTHERS. GRACIE RELEASED HER FIRST SINGLE “COME SEE A MAN,” 2003, WHICH TODAY IS STILL A HEART MOVING, THOUGHT PROVOKING SONG TO ANYONE WHO HEARS IT! THIS SONG OPENED DOORS FOR HER TO SING A VARIOUS CONFERENCE AROUND THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND GEORGIA. HER NEXT SINGLE RELEASE WAS “PRAYERS OF MY TEARS” IN 2009.
GRACIE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THIS SONG ON NATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHANNEL GOOD LIFE TV 45. ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE HER LOVE OF GOSPEL MUSIC, SHE AUDITIONED FOR A SPOT TO PERFORM AT DISNEY’S NIGHT OF JOY AN ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL THAT TOOK PLACE AT WALT DISNEY WORLD AT MAGIC KINGDOM. THIS EVENT INCLUDED MAJOR CHRISTIAN ARTIST AND INDIE ARTIST. GRACIE WAS SELECTED TO PERFORM AT DISNEY’S NIGHT OF JOY TWO YEARS IN A ROW. GRACIE IS A WORSHIPER, SINGER AND SONGWRITER THAT HAS A HEART FOR GOD AND HIS PEOPLE. SHE WANTS TO ENCOURAGE THE HEARTS OF EVERYONE SHE ENCOUNTERS AND REMIND ALL OF THE LOVE OF JESUS
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Have you always been interested in music? What is your story
and how did you start making music? See bio
What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look
forward to? I am working on my next single release tilted “Good Morning (Anthem)”
Will be available either by the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023! So excited…can’t wait to share it with everyone!!
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? Wow, there are so many things that I would like to accomplish; like, release full project of songs that I have written through the years. I want to travel and share the good news of Jesus Christ through song. I want to song write for other artist and anything else that would allow me to do what I love to do through music.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far? As an Indie Artist… resources is always the biggest challenge. That includes money, people, knowledge (not knowing what you need or what to do, but it’s part of the process), exposure and opportunities.
My in the face challenge at the moment is putting together a band! A band to gel with, minister with, grow with and become a family!!
what’s Your typical
songwriting process? I am mostly inspired by the goodness of God.
Yes, I have bad challenging days like the next person and I bring them to Jesus and from there a lot of my songs are birth. That’s why I say the good of God. When a situation seems hopeless, i feel down and discouraged… I feel inspired when I read my Bible and when I pray (just talking with Jesus)… songs come forth.
It usually starts with the chorus of the song. I always have the lyric and the melody. Sometimes I can finish song same day, but most times I come back to it later and piece it together. It can be days or months later. Because of this process… i capture the entire process on voice recorder.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business? The internet has change the music industry in a major way. Gone are the days of waiting months to get new muic from your favorite artist. Anyone can go viral at any given time without a recording deal. We are so conditioned to have this quick, that releasing singles has become the way to release music on multiple digital platforms at he same time. Independent artists have the same opportunity for exposure, may not have all the financial backing of a label, but internet offer the same exposure for everyone.
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist? There are so many great artist eti listen. Currently on my playlist I am listening to:
CeCe Winans… my favorite artist of all times! I have her entire Believe Album on repeat
Jonathan Mcreynolds “This is Your World” is on repeat! I love is music
Doe “When I Pray”
Phil Wickham “Hymn of Heaven ” and “His Name is Jesus”
Naomi Raine “Find My Peace”
I listen to a lot of Gospel Artist from Africa, like Benjamin Dube, Mmatema and Mercy Chinwo to name a few.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music? I have always worked in the Customer Service Industry for over 25 years. You gotta live eat and pay bills while doing music! Lol! Life doesn’t stop… but God… His Grace and Mercy
Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow
in your footsteps? Your passion and love for what you will keep you going, professionally or hobbie..Hobbie… you have to love what you do.
As a Christian who is a singer-songwriter… never lose focus on why you are doing what you do and like it reads in Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be? It’s change sonmuch.. more opportunities for Indie Artist. Can’t think of anything at the moment…
How do you feel about originality? Originality is essential to creativity. We are not all the same the the arts must relect that.
Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something
that you would like to add? Thank you Modi Magazine for this great opportunity to share with your precious audience ? Blessings ? ? ❤️