She’s an accomplished singer and songwriter with a songbook of more than fifty published tracks. She’s equally comfortable singing in front of friends and family as she is navigating the national anthem in front of tens of thousands of baseball fans at a major league ballpark. And she’s already blown millions of people away on “Ellen” and “America’s Got Talent” with her powerful and deeply soulful voice.
On Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 the young Ms. Graceman will release her debut single, “Showtime”, an upbeat track about facing the pressure of being a kid and trying to fit in while staying true to one’s character. Written by Anna herself, the track was produced by highly sought-after musical director Will Hollis and is set for release on her own Another Girl label through INgrooves Fontana’s imprint for up-and-coming artists, Unknown Breakthrough.
Since she was a toddler, Anna had the gift of music – “I’ve always been a music geek”, she laughs. She wrote and recorded lots of songs, many of which her proud dad recorded at home so they would be preserved. Then he decided to post them to YouTube where Anna and the extended family could enjoy them. When Anna was just nine years old, Ellen Degeneres discovered one of the tracks, “Paradise”, on YouTube and invited Anna to come to Los Angeles to perform on the show. She astounded both audience and host with her vocal talent and her endearing personality.
In 2010 Anna had an opportunity to audition for “America’s Got Talent”, but she and her folks demurred. By 2011 Anna felt ready, and she flew to AGT’s Atlanta auditions where she performed Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You”, and promptly brought down the house.
Since then Anna has been balancing her studies and time with her family with sessions in the recording studio. She is hard at work on a collection of tracks which will comprise her debut album expected to be released later this year.