Internationally-renowned, Americana singer-songwriter and gifted author Tia McGraff has made “sharing stories of songs and hope” her life’s ambition and success. A respected and acclaimed artist, Tia's current CD “Stubborn In My Blood” has received 2018 Grammy first round recognition, and 5 category 2019 Kingdom Image Awards nominations. "Let 'Em See Your Strong", one of the most powerful tracks on the CD, is a 2018 Posi Music Awards finalist and is embraced and utilized in "Empowerment" media and groups around the world.
Tia’s performances, her angelic voice and well-crafted song writing have been described as ‘soul-stirring, thought provoking, and providing promises of hope.” Alongside musical and life partner Tommy Parham, together their compelling stage presence and music leaves fans and audiences feeling uplifted with a song in their heart.
Hailing from just south of Toronto, Ontario Canada, Tia McGraff has Scottish and Transylvanian roots and has performed sold out concerts in homeland countries and written songs paying homage to ancestors including songs on her 2018 release “Stubborn In My Blood,” an album, as well as the first single “Let ‘Em See Your Strong” (co-written by Tia McGraff, Devon O’Day and Tommy Parham) which is universally embraced by Me2 and empowerment groups around the world. The second single, a cover of the classic, “One Tin Soldier” released during the 100th anniversary of World War 1, gained yet another audience and shed new light on the age old problem of war and hurting out neighbours, asking us all to pay heed to the reminder that ‘peace on earth’ is paramount in these times.
“Stubborn In My Blood” released in the summer of 2018 continues to prove its place and is in heavy rotation on RMR, Euro, Indie and Folk radio charts globally. The album has been featured on tastemaker and notable radio and TV shows such as Bob Harris Country on BBC Radio 2 in the UK, Tommy Hunter Show (CBC), CMT Canada, Under The Appletree Session (UK), BBC Radio 2 Whispering Bob (UK) and Blue Plate Special (USA), Good Morning Austin (Austin, TX), Ottawa Today, What's Up Oxford, CBC Morning North (Sudbury), Daytime Ottawa and CHCH Morning Live (Hamilton). “Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham continue proving they are one of the best creative duos working today with the release of Stubborn in My Blood and the album’s eleven songs will be
invaluable additions to their live act. It’s a deep feeling and thoughtful album full of the heart and tears defining our lives.” NO DEPRESSION
With seven international CD releases, various film/tv placements, and numerous nominations and awards including Americana CD of the Year, venues and promoters alike are taken by the couple, not just for their standing ovation performances and fans who loyally support their shows and new records, but also for their work ethic and longevity. "Tia McGraff is one of the finest singer-songwriter-artists that we've worked with in the past decade. Continually breaking new ground and performing worldwide. Her work ethic is remarkable as well as her determination to progress in this ever-changing music business." Bill Wence Promotion, Nashville, TN
The duo have a gift for ‘getting to the heart of the matter’ and writing relatable songs about life, love and this crazy world we live in. Venues and promoters alike are taken by the couple, not just for their standing ovation performances and fans who loyally support their shows and new records but also for their work ethic. "Tia McGraff is one of the finest singer-songwriter-artists that we've worked with in the past decade. Continually breaking new ground and performing worldwide. Her work ethic is remarkable as well as her determination to progress in this everchanging music business." Bill Wence Promotion, Nashville, TN
Their fans come from a wide variety of settings including schools, theatres, civic centres and even stadiums where Tia has sung both the Canadian and American National Anthems for Tampa Bay Rays, Nashville Sounds, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. “Let ‘Em See Your Strong” was recently set to a moving tribute video for Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Ray Halladay via NSR Media.
A gifted author, Tia’s children’s book, “Jake the Road Dawg” is the story of her rescue pup who travels with the duo on tour, has helped raise funds and awareness for her local chapter of The Dolly Parton Imagination Library and has been nominated as Author Of The Year for the 2019 Kingdom Image Awards.
Jake himself is fond of hotel stays, sharing the stage with Tia and Tommy, the paw-tographs, selfies, seeing new towns, making new friends and continuing to spread the message that we all belong and can be who we dream to be. Jake the Road Dawg inspires readers to ‘find the song in your heart’ acceptance in your world and love for life’s adventures. The book comes with a companion CD of 3 original songs by Tia.
Besides Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Tia can also be found championing other causes close to her heart, close to home and further afield including Eagala: Horses Healing Humans, Fred Eaglesmith Charity Picnic, and Buddy Dog Humane Society and Women In Music Gathering in Boston.
Although the road and the music is at the core of their lives, Tia and Tommy have a tremendous love for their fans, fans who go out of their way to show their love for Tia’s music by sharing their music, attendings shows and continuing the bond and friendships made long after the final bow and the curtain lowers. As fan Dene Elligsen says “Tia and Tommy play and sing with such a passion you don’t want their concert to end.”
"Tia McGraff is one of the finest singer-songwriter-artists that we've worked with in the past decade. Continually breaking new ground and performing world wide. Her work ethic is remarkable as well as her determination to progress in this ever changing music business." Bill Wence Promotion Nashville, TN
Described by fans:
" She's Like A Female Gordon Lightfoot with the stage presence and voice of an Angel."
"I liken her to Eva Cassidy who I love with some elements of her crystal clear voice x"