"Grit and Grace," the latest single from award from award-winning quintet Balsam Range, has reached the No. 1 spot on Bluegrass Today's monthly chart. The song is the band's second No. 1 on the chart this year, following "Richest Man."
Written in a surprising collaboration between singer Buddy Melton’s mother, Ann, and the powerhouse team of Milan Miller and Beth Husband, "Grit and Grace" is an emotional meditation on meeting hard times with perseverance and spiritual courage — “one part moxie [and] another part mettle,” as it’s put in the song’s soaring chorus.
“Every once in a while a song comes along that has a purpose beyond entertainment. I felt this with 'Grit and Grace' from the start, and with so many folks reaching out with their personal connections and positive impacts, it has confirmed my belief," says Buddy Melton. "As an artist there is no greater reward than impacting others' lives in a positive way through your music. I am so proud of 'Grit and Grace' and what it means to so many. Thanks to everyone involved in helping to get this wonderful song to the top of the chart and most importantly, shared with others.”