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C.C. Grace's third musical adventure! Hand-picked tunes from a decade rich with melody and heart. This stellar collection will take you back to a gentler time and a kinder world. Just sit back, kick off your shoes, and let C.C. return you to the music that mattered.

      In 2016 I started thinking about recording the songs I’d loved growing up, the ones that made me clutch my friends’ arms when they came on the radio and say, “I love this song!”

     Those were the days when you couldn’t Google any song you wanted and listen to it immediately for free. It was a thrill, a tiny blessing from the universe, when “Cat’s in the Cradle” came on the radio while your dad was driving you to school, or when the first strains of “Time in a Bottle” became audible while you were talking to your best friend. You both had to stop talking until the song was over. Then, having been temporarily transported from this world, you could go back to your mundane discussion.


     It’s hard to even imagine now how powerful it was to hear music before it was such an easy commodity. Music isn’t special—in that way—anymore, and that pains me. But in exchange, I have the entire world (almost) at my fingertips. I have to believe it’s a fair trade.

     “So Far Away” is a collection of songs that meant a lot to me growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, in the 1970s. With the exception of “Margaritaville” (that has its own story!), these songs have traveled in and out of my soul for the past few decades, working their way deeply into my psyche. The best way for me to honor them is to inhabit them myself.

     Thank you for listening. I write, sing, and record because music is a gift that must be opened. And shared.

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