KACIE GRENON IS A NEW ENGLAND-BASED SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND WANNABE SELF-PRODUCER.
SINGING BEFORE SHE COULD WALK, KACIE HIT THE STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT FOUR-YEARS-OLD, BELTING OUT DISNEY SONGS WITH A STUFFED DRAGON. SHE LEARNED GUITAR IN 2015 WHEN SHE WAS 12-YEARS-OLD, AND HER FIRST HEADLINE GIG WAS SHORTLY THEREAFTER FOR A 3-HOUR COMMUNITY FIREWORKS SHOW.
EIGHTH GRADE YEAR WAS A CHALLENGING YEAR WHEN KACIE FACED BULLYING, LOSING FRIENDS, AND LONELINESS. HOWEVER, SHE SAYS SHE DOES NOT REGRET GOING THROUGH IT BECAUSE HER VERY FIRST SONGS CAME OUT OF THE EXPERIENCE; INCLUDING BREAK MINE (A POP ROCK EARWORM ABOUT BEING AFRAID TO BE IN A RELATIONSHIP AFTER BEING HURT) AND ISLAND (A RELATABLE TUNE ABOUT FEELING ALONE WITH ANXIETY). AT THE END OF HER FRESHMAN YEAR, KACIE LEFT HER HIGH SCHOOL FOR AN ONLINE CHARTER SCHOOL TO FOCUS ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
AFTER RECORDING ON TRIPS TO NASHVILLE, KACIE DEBUTED A 5-SONG SELF-TITLED EP FALL OF 2017, WHICH INCLUDED BREAK MINE AND ISLAND, ALONG WITH MORE ALT-POP JAMS WITH ROCK EDGES THAT HIGHLIGHTED HER CURRENT LIFE PERSPECTIVE. THROUGHOUT 2017, SHE ALSO PLAYED OVER 100 SHOWS, EITHER SOLO, LEADING AN ACOUSTIC DUO/TRIO, OR WITH HER BAND, CONSISTING OF NICK TURGEON ON GUITAR, ZACHARY STONE ON DRUMS, AND SPENCER GREGORY ON KEYS/BASS. COVERS RANGE FROM BAR SONGS LIKE ONES BY OASIS AND GUNS N’ ROSES TO MASHUPS OF TAYLOR SWIFT AND KALEO.
ALTHOUGH KACIE'S SONGWRITING STYLE SOUNDS LIKE THE STORYTELLING OF COUNTRY POP ARTISTS SUCH AS KELSEA BALLERINI AND TAYLOR SWIFT, HER MUSIC STYLE IS AS THOUGH THEY WROTE FOR EARLY PARAMORE. THEMES IN KACIE'S SONGWRITING NOW STEM FROM DEEP ISSUES THAT TEENAGERS STRUGGLE WITH TODAY, LIKE ANXIETY, RELATIONSHIPS, COMING OF AGE, ETC.
MUSIC HELPED KACIE GET THROUGH HER DARKEST TIMES WHEN SHE FELT THE MOST ALONE, AND IT CONTINUES TO HELP HER WORK THROUGH THINGS TODAY. SHE HOPES THAT HER MUSIC HELPS OTHER PEOPLE REALIZE THAT THEY ARE NOT ALONE WITH HOW THEY FEEL, AND HELPS THEM GET THROUGH HARD SITUATIONS LIKE MUSIC HAS DONE FOR HER.
PERFORMANCES: opened for Scotty McCreery at the Hampton Beach Casino - Nov 2016, opened for LOCASH at the Boston Hardrock - March 2017, opened for Chase Bryant at the Blue Ocean Ballroom - April 2017, opened for The Fools twice at the C-Note in 2017, Blushing Brides at the C-Note - July 2018, Kid Rock via Sam Adams Brewhouse at Bank of NH Pavilion - August 2018, Alison Krauss via Magic Hat Stage at Bank of NH Pavilion - September 2018; also participated in Nashville writers rounds at The Country, Whiskey Rhythm Saloon, The Basement, Alley Taps, The Commodore, and at Boston’s Loretta’s Last Call.
AWARDS: participated and won third place at the 2017 Canobie Lake Park Battle of the Bands, won first place at the 2016 Young Performers Club U16 Showcase at the Boston Hardrock, won September 2017 Best Pop Rock Song in the Akademia Music Awards for Island, NSAI “Ones to Watch” for my song Back Burner