Delaney Grant sings bold, modern country tunes that tell tales illuminating both life’s joyful adventures and its heartbreak. She wraps up catchy classic country, pop and bluegrass-tinged melodies and harmonies with fresh and clever lyrics that flow like diaries, revealing her intimate perspectives on love, loss, hope and her own evolution. Her authenticity and generosity as a songwriter and performer resonate through her powerful voice, which dances through the vivid colours of human emotions as she unleashes the contents of her soul like lightning bolts during performances. Delaney’s lush, well-crafted recordings and willingness to share raw emotion through her music continue the tradition of the fierce female pop and folk poets, including Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Taylor Swift and Allison Krauss, who continue to inspire her.
An Irish Canadian, Delaney’s passion for music was first ignited inside her mother’s step dance studio. She performed for the first time in public at age two and, moved by the rhythm and energy of traditional folk music, she picked up the fiddle at four. She soon added guitar, piano and mandolin to her repertoire as she improved her technique and musicianship through formal lessons and youth ensembles. Her world was opened up to country and the craft of singing as she learned about the textures the instruments she was playing added to the genre and began to look up to Canadian country vocalists like Shania Twain who were able to conjure up familiar, relatable feelings through their songs. Delaney was constantly experimenting with singing and songwriting, composing poems and lyrics about her experiences and piecing together delicate melodies. But she fully discovered her talent at 14 when her family lost their home to a fire, and she began to write music to help process the loss, triumph over adversity and rediscover joy.
Though poised at the beginning of her career, Delaney has already collaborated with big names in both the Canadian and American country scenes. She co-wrote the anti-bullying song “Cuts ‘ Bruises” with Juno Award winner Daryl Burgess. Staying true to her willingness to dive into personally-challenging subject matter, she wrote “So Long,” about her struggle with the untimely passing of her aunt with alt-country singer/songwriter Tara Shannon. Her single “Black & Blue” was released in March 2015 and spun on Canadian Country Radio.
In December 2015, Delaney put out her own rollicking rendition of “Holly Jolly Christmas” on Canadian radio. January 2016, she released “Better,” her first international single, co-written by Andy Gibson (Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson “ Don’t you wanna stay”) and Maks Gabriel and engage in a radio promo tour in both the U.S. and Canada. Delaney is currently working on her debut full-length album with writers and producers in Nashville and preparing for summer festivals. The album will drop in Spring 2017.