Described as having "a voice stolen from angels", Tia McGraff first stepped into the international spotlight on a CBC TV special with Johnny Cash and June Carter. Johnny was so impressed with Tia, he invited her into June's dressing room to introduce the two.
Johnny Cash wasn't the only one who recognized a shining star! Soon heavy weights like Randy Bachman (BTO), Dan Hill (Celine Dion), Andrew Gold, Mark Slaughter, and countless others, were inviting Tia to write and record with them.
Every songwriter's dream is to make it in Nashville, and Tia soon found herself moving there to further her passion and craft. It was in Music City, USA, that this Canadian songstress met Colorado native, Tommy Parham
(Lee Greenwood's "Rocks You Can't Move)
They have a passion for songwriting “outside of the box”, and celebrate numerous film/tv placements, including, Ashley Judd's "Come Early Morning", and their song, All Of Us was used in an Australian TV commercial promoting multi culturalism and used in a video on World Youth Day in Sydney.
5 CD releases, 4 CMT videos, 15 years of main stage festivals and headline concert performances, and you have a singer/songwriter who has crafted a musical career that is respected and celebrated by thousands of fans and industry notables today. Performing on main stage festivals, concert halls, songwriting venues, and even house concerts, Tia captures her audience and holds them spell bound until her last haunting note has faded.
In 2010, Tia McGraff released her 4th studio CD on her own label, Bandana Records, and within weeks of the album's release, received Country Recording of the Year at the Hamilton Music Awards, and broke the top 70 on the US based Americana Music Association charts.
Today, Tia and Tommy base their international music career out of Tia’s home town of Port Dover, ON, Canada.
When not touring, the two enjoy writing and recording, and just hanging out with friends and family at the local diner on the beach!
2013 will see Tia and Tommy launch their 5th studio album called "Break These Chains" you can find all upcoming tour dates and information on the NEW Highly anticipated CD release.