Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award-winning Americana/Country singer-songwriter from Port Dover, ON, Canada. With Scottish and Transylvanian roots running through her songwriting and voice, Tia’s talent has been described as “haunting and soul-gripping.”
With six album releases, four videos on CMT Canada, various film/television placements, and numerous nominations and awards – including Americana album of the year first ballot nomination for 2016 Grammy Awards – have earned Tia a respect in the music industry and a global fanbase that continues to stretch beyond demographics.
Tia’s latest release, ‘Crazy Beautiful’ – produced by Colorado native, husband and longtime collaborator, Tommy Parham – was released in 2015, and immediately impressed Americana and Country radio programmers in the USA, Canada and Europe, resulting in significant activity on various airplay charts. Tommy, who moved to Nashville, TN in 1998 with a staff songwriter deal in hand, and soon became one of Music Row’s sought after hit writers, is credited with cuts by major label artists, including Lee Greenwood, and film placements in movies starring Ashley Judd, among others.
After moving to Music City in 1999, Tia was introduced to Tommy by his publisher. They began writing together, broke their rule of “never date a co-writer,” and in 2006 the couple were married in Savannah, Georgia. In true Tia and Tommy fashion, they celebrated their wedding by performing a concert for their friends and fans. Their love and passion for each other, their music and their fans, continues to grow, win hearts, and make them one of Americana music’s favorite sweethearts. In recent years the duo have supported and shared stages with artists including Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Randy Bachman (BTO, Guess Who), and José Carreras, among others.
Last year was a standout year for Tia & Tommy, with a sold out show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, wide acclaim for ‘Crazy Beautiful’ and international radio play for her music including Bob Harris Country on BBC Radio 2. The pair return to the UK in May 2017 for a fifteen-date national tour.