Grace Bernicker is a passion driven, straight from the heart country/pop singer and songwriter, hailing from Havertown, PA, a small town right outside Philadelphia. Her music has been described as having a strong lyrical quality, that at once paints a picture and shares a story with her audience. Her style is a complex blend of girl-next-door sweetness meets the high energy kick of a Sugarland tune, with songs falling into the soulful strains of Bonnie Raitt and Martina McBride. Grace recently released her first three debut singles, all of which where recorded down in Nashville. All songs were produced and co-written by her co-writer/producer Kenny Lamb (N’SYNC/Justin Timberlake/Rhett Akins) with engineering and mixing by Chris Rowe (Taylor Swift/Jewel). Grace is making headway as an independent country artist in the ever changing music scene.
She recently opened for Joe Bachman in Philadelphia at Milkboy Philly and this past summer was selected as a finalist in the Wawa Welcome America Taste of Philadelphia Singer/Songwriter Competition as well as a finalist in the PA round of the Texaco Country Showdown, hosted by 92.5 WXTU. She was also one of 100 country artists asked to submit by Dodge for the Dodge, “Inspired by You” Contest, a contest that grants the winning artist song placement in the new 2013 Dodge Dart Commercial. Grace placed within the Top 15, as a fan voted artist within the country category.
Since her release in April 2012, Grace has played over 65 shows up and down the east coast—not to mention doing all of this as a full time college student. Grace graduated from Temple University in May 2013 and is proudly #TempleMade. She is also a volunteer with Musicians on Call in Philadelphia and absolutely loves having the opportunity to perform for patients in hospitals in and around Philadelphia. Her favorite part of this experience is having the ability to “spread some smiles.” Keep an eye out for her at some of Nashville and Philadelphia’s most recognizable venues.
East Stroudsburg University (PA)
- “#1 Country Artist on the ReverbNation chart for Philadelphia. – ReverbNation
- “Grace Bernicker’s voice is ageless.” –Joe McAllister, NEWS of Delaware County
- “Unless you follow developments in country music closely, you probably haven’t heard of Grace Bernicker yet – but we’ve a feeling you will have soon. After all, it’s not every 23-year-old from Philadelphia who gets to record in Nashville, with a multi-platinum producer whose other clients include the likes of Justin Timberlake and N*SYNC. Despite having just three self-released singles under her belt, this is clearly one young woman who’s managing to forge a career in music without major label backing, a huge marketing budget or a ton of hyperbolic media coverage. Which is why we called her up for a chat to find out how she does it…” Click here to read the full article. http://www.songwritingmagazine.co.uk/interview-grace-bernicker/ -Russell Deeks, Songwriting Magazine (Jul 09, 2012)
- “One of 100 country artists asked to submit by Dodge for the Dodge “Inspired by You” Contest. The winner receives song placement in the new 2013 Dodge Dart Commercial. Placed within the top 15, as a fan voted artist within the country category.” -Dodge Dart “Inspired by You”
- “Finalist in Wawa’s 2012 Welcome America, Taste of Philadelphia’s Singer/Songwriter Competition.” -Taste of Philadelphia’s Singer/Songwriter Competition
- “Finalist in the PA round of the Texaco Country Showdown, hosted by 92.5 WXTU.” -Texaco Country Showdown
- “Top 12 Finalist for Hard Rock Rising 2013, Philadelphia! – Hard Rock Rising 2013