Grace Black has been singing and performing for over 30 years. Her favorites include Unchained Melody, Me & Bobby Magee, Amazing Grace, and artists Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Shakira, Martina McBride, Celine Dion and the Dixie Chicks.
“I started singing very young. When I was nine I sang for a group living in the Los Angeles Mission, and the church Music Director asked if I would sing in the church that Sunday. Needless to say, I was scared to death! My father, in his wise loving way, said, ‘Just remember baby, you are a class act!’ A true entertainer can sing on command at any moment – in a telephone booth if necessary! Those words stuck with me…”
Grace would go on to sing at every opportunity, developing a wide range of styles and a talent for entertaining audiences. When the idea for doing her own Karaoke shows using CD+Gs with lyrics displayed on-screen arose, she aptly named the new company ClassAct Entertainment – naturally!
“Its a constant reminder of what the business should be. I may be an entertainer, but I know first-hand what its like to be among strangers and be afraid to sing. One can only hope the host or hostess is kind and welcoming. When I host a show, I am mindful of everyone’s feelings and do my best to to make everyone feel welcome. I appreciate everyone just for coming out and supporting the show, whether they sing or not.”
Of note, Grace was selected as the “Most Marketable Singer” at the televised the Fast Track To Fame finals in 2001, and her solo recording debut, Boy’s Say, was featured on the 2004 Official NASCAR CD Release, Drivers Of The Track, available on Sonic Records.