Even in the high altitude and crisp air of the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains an artist can dream of the bright lights of Broadway or the star-paved streets of Hollywood. That dream began around the age of 10, when Grant decided to try out for a local play. A few years later, 10 productions under his belt and lots of vocal training, Grant began writing and recording his own music, and sharing his talents in various venues here in northern Nevada.
In addition to Grant’s local success he quickly gained the attention of NPR with his heartfelt song, “Just a Child.” The song chronicles the emotional ups and downs of familial teen drug abuse. “Just a Child” lead to Grant’s participation in a music contest to raise teen awareness of substance abuse sponsored by The National Institute on Drug Abuse, MusiCares, and the Grammy Foundation.
When asked about the message of his song Grant explains, “drugs can take away your dreams, taking control and Leaving you without choices….It’s important to find an expressive outlet, a way to cope with substance abuse, whether it’s your own, or that of a family member. “Everyone needs a place where they can find peace.” Grant is also a youth representative for JTNN (Join together Northern Nevada) a non-profit organization that was created to combat the drug issues in the local community.