Freshman Gracie Schram may seem like an average student, but she has already played for more than 60,000 people, toured internationally and opened for some of her idols.
“Since I was 10, my dream has been to change the world through the power of music, and I think I’m doing it one day at a time,” said Schram.
Schram grew up in Kansas City and came to Belmont to study music business. She didn’t come from a musical family, but her two entrepreneur parents helped shape her business acumen.
Last semester, Schram released an EP titled “Dear Fall,” which made it to No. 2 on iTunes in the singer-songwriter category. She wrote the social media plan, drafted press releases and marketed the album herself.
Her influences include Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, who Schram was able to open for several years ago.
However, her favorite performance was at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe.
“Playing the Bluebird was really special, because there is so much history in that room. Those people really listen,” she said.
Schram hopes to continue her writing and touring in hopes of having a lifetime career in music.
“My goal is to tell truth and spread light through music – I just want to do this for my whole life.”
Article by Sara Scannell. Audio by Jason Saitta. Video by Zach Gilchriest.
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