Cobbitty country singer strums her way to Tamworth scholarship

Country music hasn't always been Grace Amos' style but the talented Cobbitty teen is already making her mark on the country scene.

The 15-year-old was recently awarded a scholarship to take part in the junior course at the The Country Music Academy in Tamworth.

Grace said she was delighted to accept the scholarship.

"I felt so proud that all my hard work has been acknowledged," she said.

"I really want to improve my songwriting skills and learn some stylistic aspects of country music that I can put into my own music.

"I can't wait to perform and meet new people."

Grace entered a competition last year to perform alongside UK artist HRVY on his Sydney tour.

Grace told the Advertiser she never expected to win.

"I sang and played piano to a cover of HRVY's hit song Personal and posted it on my social media accounts including Instagram and YouTube," she said.

"I was so lucky to win as HRVY has over seven million followers across his social media accounts."

Grace said she had "so much fun" supporting HRVY and looked forward to more performances.

"I have been singing since I was about five - I've always wanted to be a singer," she said.

"I've just started writing my own music and lyrics.

"It's so much fun but I've got a long way to go. I like how raw and emotional country music feels."

The talented teen said the artist she would most like to work with one day is Bad Guy singer, Billie Eilish.

"She is such a talented artist," Grace said.

Grace said she hoped to further her career in the music field, whether she made it to the big time or not.

"I'm exploring lots of different avenues including the field of music therapy," she said.

"It's all about using music to help people of all ages in different ways."