If you’re a fan of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, then you may remember the show’s 2016 winner, Grace VanderWaal. VanderWaal was only 12 years old when she wowed America with her soulful songwriting and a raspy voice that belied her age. Now, three years later, VanderWaal is an award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, model, philanthropist…and high school student.
Following the release of her best-selling EP, Perfectly Imperfect, and full-length album, Just The Beginning, the America’s Got Talent winner is back with new music for 2019. Described as a “mature songwriter” and “pop natural” by The New York Times, VanderWaal’s new song, “Stray,” debuts a moody, searching sound that’s a departure from her signature airy ukulele riffs while considering “the exhilarating fear and freedom of growing up” with all the introspection and vulnerability that have become hallmarks of her songwriting.
To showcase her new musical line-up, VanderWaal recently launched her Ur So Beautiful Tour with live shows around the country. Because her music speaks to all ages, VanderWaal provides a welcome alternative for parents looking for age-appropriate music for teens and tweens that they themselves can also enjoy.
As part of her tour, VanderWaal will be making a stop in Richmond at The National on September 19 and we’re giving away four free tickets to one lucky reader!
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Always evolving and keen on expanding her artistry, VanderWaal recently tackled the title role of Stargirl, a film adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s best-selling young adult novel
set to debut in 2020. Add to this a full high school curriculum and it’s clear that VanderWaal is booked and busy for the foreseeable future, but the three-time Billboard 21 Under 21 artist and youngest person ever included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list is taking it all in stride. As she puts it: “You can’t think about everything in the future right now. You just think about tomorrow. Being on stage and being at school, it’s just two different parts of my personality.” As VanderWaal puts it: “Being on stage and being at school, it’s just two different parts of my personality.”
Learn more about Grace VanderWaal or get tickets to her upcoming Richmond show by visiting The National online at www.thenationalva.com.