Currently Taking Her Powerful Anti-Bullying Story and Standing-Ovation-Worthy National Anthem Performance Across The Country
Nashville, Tenn. (May 19, 2023) — Curb Records newcomer Harper Grace unveils autobiographical original, “Oh Say Can You See,” today (5/19) — listen HERE — on the heels of opening for ONEREPUBLIC at the U.S. Naval Academy. The story behind the song is just as powerful as the release itself. Hear Harper Grace share the inspiration behind the significant track and watch the official lyric video HERE.
“Oh Say Can You See” is a letter to her 11-year-old self as the newly signed recording artist endured widespread bullying after her first public performance of the National Anthem didn’t go as planned. The emotionally-charged song goes out to kids like Harper Grace, who might not feel like they’re enough with an inspiring message for anyone needing the courage to overcome failure and face their critics head on. The Texas native wrote the deeply personal offering with Alex Kline and Scott Stepakoff. Meanwhile, “Oh Say Can You See” was produced by Kline and Tedd T.
The heartfelt selection arrives on the heels of the Texas native’s shimmering debut, “Sparkle,” which Country Swag dubbed “a song anyone can relate to” and “just the beginning for the songstress.” She recently dropped an official music video for the track The Nash News says “has just the right amount of twang.” Watch the glittery clip HERE.
While the rising country star introduces her multifaceted personality with “Sparkle,” the singer/songwriter is also sharing the anti-bullying message behind “Oh Say Can You See” at stops across the country, including recent visits to San Diego’s Boys & Girls Club, Nashville’s 2023 Preds Girls Classic, and the YMCA in Chicago. “Taking the time to encourage and support the communities I share my music with means so much to me,” Harper Grace reflects. “I pray that I’ll always get the chance to use my platform for a purpose.”
Further proving her early critics wrong, the singer/songwriter delivered a standing-ovation-worthy rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in advance of recent home games for the St. Louis Blues, the Chicago White Sox, and the New York Mets, among others. “Harper Grace is a must-hear story and voice. Once learning about her history with singing the Anthem, to hearing her perform it live, you wouldn’t believe it was the same person,” shares Anna Goff, Director of Game Presentation, St. Louis Blues.
Harper Grace will continue to perform the National Anthem at a variety of MLB games, MLS matches, and other major conferences and sporting events throughout the year. A list of upcoming performances is included below with additional appearances to be announced. Fans can also catch her on upcoming dates with Martina McBride (July 9 – Columbus, OH) and Ingrid Andress (August 26 – Fort Lupton, OH)
Upcoming Harper Grace National Anthem Performances:
- 5/26— Cleveland Guardians MLB game – Cleveland, OH
- 7/5— 2023 SADD National Conference – Washington, D.C.
- 7/7— Washington Nationals MLB Game – Washington, D.C.
- 7/8— C. United MLS match – Washington, D.C.
- 8/29 — Detroit Tigers MLB game – Detroit, MI
Stream or purchase “Oh Say Can You See” HERE. Follow Harper Grace’s journey on Instagram @harpergracexo.
About Harper Grace:
Newly signed Curb Records recording artist Harper Grace is a Texas native with dreams the size of her home state. The rising country star’s initial experience in the spotlight came at just 11 years old when her first public performance of the National Anthem didn’t go as planned, eliciting widespread criticism from an array of online observers and media outlets. Seven years later, the “American Idol” alum redeemed herself by returning to the same stadium and nailing a version of the patriotic song. Now residing in Nashville, Harper Grace, who is also signed with Jonas Group Entertainment and WME, is set to release brand new music in 2023, including “Sparkle” on 3/17/23, and “Oh Say Can You See,” an autobiographical track she penned for her 11-year-old self, on 5/19/23.
About Curb Records:
Celebrating 60 years in business, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1964, Curb Records has achieved 435 number one records, over 1,500 Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. With over a half century in operation, Curb Records has been influential in the careers of some of the biggest names in music, including: Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Jr., Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Dylan Scott, Sawyer Brown, Wynonna, Lyle Lovett, FOR KING + COUNTRY, We Are Messengers and Big Daddy Weave, among many others. Today’s roster includes some of the top names across multiple genres of music. For more information, visit www.curb.com.
Harper Grace – Sparkle (Official Music Video) – YouTube