In January of 2021, we introduced you to Grace Graber on episode 65 of the NRT Now Podcast where she shared the story of how a Hawk Nelson song saved her life and influenced her decision to pursue Christian music.
Fast forward a few years (in between a NEXT BIG THING win and live performance in last year's We Love Christian Music Awards), and that story is now coming full circle as Grace Graber prepared to release her new Conversations on Friday, March 31 that features the track, "This One's For You," a song near and dear to her heart, featuring Jason Dann, former frontman of Hawk Nelson.
We turned on the cameras and captured the moment when Grace was able to met Jason "in person" (ZOOM counts in 2023) for the first time! Grace and Jason shared the story behind this song and its impact on them both and we got a special sneak peek before the song releases on March 31 (premiere at 09:55).
"This song means everything to me" Graber shared. "Even before Jason was on it, it meant so much for me to see these amazing songwriters take my story and just want to bring it to life."
"As someone who started his musical journey at a young age, initially all I wanted to do was just play music and we didn't care about really the message or anything, we just wanted to have fun and make music and do what we love," Dunn shared. "But to be able to have that attitude and still have the opportunity to change lives and impact lives in such a deep way without even meaning to... music is such a powerful thing."
Grace's new EP, Conversations, releases tomorrow, March 31.