Hannah Rose, a graduate of Grace Brethren High School in Simi Valley, Calif. who is pursuing a career in country music, is featured in the December 14 edition of VC Reporter. (Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Simi Valley, Jordan Bakker, senior pastor.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
HOMESPUN | HANNAH ROSE
A Santa Barbara-raised singer and songwriter who has lived in Ventura County for the past 14 years, Hannah Rose’s love for music was inspired by her father, a pastor who played music while she was growing up. “For as long as I can remember he would play guitar and sing to me and my sisters,” said Rose, 21, who is the middle of three sisters. “That grew into singing with him, learning piano and guitar and writing songs. I grew up around music and I feel like it’s in my blood; it is a huge part of who I am.”
That was the start of Rose’s professional musical career, which began when she was 6 years old. “My dad was a traveling musician and he would bring me along to accompany him,” Rose said. “Ever since then I have been performing in competitions, fairs and concerts around the U.S.”
MEETING LEANN RIMES
While she has great admiration and respect for many artists from different genres, the one who influenced Rose the most was country music star LeAnn Rimes. “When my family and I were on Extreme Makeover Home Edition in 2004, LeAnn was a special guest at our house and I was able to sing ‘Amazing Grace’ with her,” Rose remembered. “She was the one who introduced my family to country music, so without her, I may not be performing country music.”
In 2011, when Rose was 16 years old, she was signed to a record label — just two years before she graduated from Simi Valley’s Grace Brethren High School in 2013. That same year, she released a full self-titled album and went on tour following the release.
“After I graduated high school I knew that all I wanted to do was pursue my music career, so instead of going to college, I put all my energy into my music,” Rose said.
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