Think chic meets rock ‘n’ roll. A prolific songwriter, singer, performer, musician, and yes, even a working actress, Alana Grace has graced the pages of Teen People and rocked the stages of Bonnaroo, Summerfest and House of Blues. Launched into the national spotlight when her song, “Black Roses Red” (Check out the Black Roses Red video here) emerged as the standout track on the soundtrack for the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Dubbed by Teen People as “the next Alanis Morissette,” Alana Grace has shared the stage with artists such as All American Rejects, Honor Society, and Ashlee Simpson. Magnetic, dedicated and talented, this self aware 21 year old is poised to make a lasting impression.
Her sophomore album, With One Word, features noticeably mature lyrics and melodies. Alana has evolved from rebellious teen to grounded and deep — self awareness that has come from experiencing some tough realities of life. Alana’s introspective lyrics reflect on the loss of a friend through drug abuse in “Cold Day for August,” rejection in “Glass House” and facing her fears in “With One Word.” “I’m a realist and that shows in my lyrics,” says Alana. “Sometimes it’s just easier to write about the difficult things in my life, rather than the good. It helps me to look for what I can change, what I should have done differently.” The album is scheduled to be released this summer as she joins the eclectic lineup of the ever-popular Vans Warped Tour. “I’m really looking forward to the heavy touring schedule and making new friends and fans,” says Alana
Tickets for KISS with special guest Alana Grace are currently on sale for $55 Standing Room or $65 for Reserved Seating. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 852-FAIR or stopping by the State Fair Office (M-F, 8am to 5pm).