Top Country Spotlight: Fall In Love With Newcomer Harper Grae June 16, 2017 NEWS, SPOTLIGHT Harper Grae is certainly one to watch! Her current single ‘Free’ shows off her soulful voice and dynamic melodies. Today, she released a special song ‘Dear Daddy’, just in time for Father’s Day. However, this isn’t the typical Father’s Day song. ‘Dear Daddy,’ a very personal song to Harper, was written with Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member Pat Alger (‘The Thunder Rolls,’ ‘Small Town Saturday Night’ ‘Unanswered Prayers’). Additionally, Harper Grae just released a live performance video for ‘Dear Daddy’ featuring Alger on guitar and shot at the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. GET TO KNOW HARPER GRAE: TC: What inspired you to write ‘Dear Daddy’? Harper Grace: Inspiration came from a letter I wrote to my father that I never sent to him. I found the letter while going through some unpacked boxes when I moved apartments in Nashville. At the time, I was writing with Pat Alger weekly- so I decided to bring the letter into the write to see if we could do anything with it. I thought it would be inspiration itself, when it actually turned into the song. 80% of Dear Daddy is the unsent letter to my father. TC: What inspired you to write ‘Free’? Harper Grae: I was journaling one morning before a writing session and found myself writing about the idea of freedom. Whether it’s freedom from a toxic relationship or freedom from persecution. From that idea, Free, began to take on life. Listen to ‘Free’ on the Top Country Discovery Songs Playlist TC: Canada is celebrating 150 years this year, what comes to mind when you think of Canada? Harper Grae: THAT’S SO AWESOME! Congratulations Canada! When I think of Canada, I think of “O, Canada”, really kind people, Niagara Falls (never been but I will some day!), French food, “EH”, Hockey (Go Preds), and Jim Carey. TC: Favourite moment(s) of your career so far. Harper Grae: I recently had one of my favorite moments of my career. June 8th, I was blessed to debut my upcoming single, Dear Daddy, with Nashville Songwriter Hall of Famer, Pat Alger at the legendary Bluebird Cafe during CMA Fest. He and I wrote the song. The sold out crowd was pure bliss and it is definitely a moment I will never forget. TC: Your dreams would come true if…. Harper Grae: I could travel the world (with my dog, Sophie) singing my music every night. The reason I started singing was to share my journey through music. If I could live on a tour bus for 365 days a year, I would! TC: Favourite thing about being an artist Harper Grae: Sharing songs filled with hope with people who need to be reminded that hope exists. TC: Have you ever visited Canada? If so where and if not, is there somewhere you’d like to visit in Canada? Harper Grae: I have not visited Canada, but to say I want to is an understatement. As I said before, Niagara Falls is a must. I love Maple Syrup on almost everything and I hear the maple syrup in Canada is iconic, so I would love to go on a “how maple syrup is made in Canada tour”. Lastly, I love sports- So, I would love to go to a hockey game in Canada because I hear you guys do it better than anyone else.