Born in Lubbock and raised in a small town called Paducah, Grady Spencer’s roots dig deep into Texas soil. By day, Spencer is a foreman for a commercial construction company. By any other time, he’s songwriter and front-man of Grady Spencer & The Work.
In 2013, the band recorded and self-produced its first album at 1916 Studios in Kyle, Texas. Sleep featured Spencer and Trevor Powell on guitar and vocals, Blake Atwell on guitar, Blake Sager on drums, and Josh Brandenburg on bass. The album was released that same year, serving as the band’s first introduction to the Fort Worth music scene.
Album-track “Things to Do” was eventually picked up by the Fort Worth Visitors Bureau, and in 2017 the city sent Spencer and The Work to Niles City Sound to re-release the track as a single. The Line Between was tracked at January Sound in Dallas, Texas. Working with Magnolia Records, the band released the album in 2016. Spencer was once again accompanied by Powell on guitar and Sager on drums, with Steve Moore on bass, Ryan Tharp on guitar, and Cody Culberson singing harmonies.
TLB carried the band beyond Forth Worth city limits—a following started to crop up across the state and numbers rose on streaming platforms, catapulting The Work to their next album. Celebrate, The Work’s most recent album, was recorded with Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, Texas in 2018. This time Spencer was joined by Johnny Hatcher on bass and vocals, Tyler Martin and producer Austin Jenkins on guitar, and Sager on drums.
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And take a listen their track ‘Grant’, below…