One of the 25 finalists of Martin Guitar‘s “The Pub Deal” Contest, Florida native Leland Grant is a songwriter with many talents. Besides previously sharing the stage with artists such as The Roots’ ?uestlove, 311, and Josh Kelley, Grant was a 2012 contestant on NBC’s The Voice as part of the musical duo The LiNE. We hear they do a mean cover of Tom Petty’s “American Girl.” We approve, but hope Grant keeps cranking out tunes like “Waiting on You.”
ARTIST: Leland Grant
SONG: “Waiting on You”
BIRTHDATE: March 24th (Aries; no clue what that does for me)
BIRTHPLACE: Cocoa Beach, FL
AMBITIONS: Continuing to do what I love.
TURN-OFFS: Egos and flakes.
TURN-ONS: Real honesty, humility (especially when combined with extreme talent), and chocolate.
DREAM GIG: Grammys
TV ADDICTIONS: Family Guy
CELEBRITY CRUSH: Tupac
MY FAVORITE FORM OF EXERCISE: Yoga (although the Tupac thing was a joke, yoga is not)
THE BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: (Books): The Tipping Point and A New Earth
I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Guitar picks.
I WROTE THIS SONG: On a whim, and went along with the magic (thanks to Ben Caver and Hailey Steele for writing with me)