Rocker babe Grace Potter took home the Country Music Award for video of the year last night, earning the honor for a duet with Kenny Chesney. Potter, lead vocalist of five-piece rock outfit Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, not to mention a straight-up smokeshow. Here’s a gallery, along with a few facts about Potter, to familiarize you with this rising talent.
Potter formed The Nocturnals with bandmate Matthew Burr in 2002.
Burr spotted Potter performing at a small venue on the St. Lawrence University campus and approached her about starting a band.
They released their first album, Nothing but the Water, in 2005.
The band began gaining critical acclaim shortly after the release.
Potter and the gang made their television debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in 2007.
In 2008, Potter and the Nocturnals toured briefly with The Dave Matthews Band, opening for them on three dates.
Potter has recorded several songs for the show One Tree Hill, including a cover of Gavin DeGraw’s “I Don’t Want to Be,” which plays over the show’s opening credits.
In 2010, Potter and the Nocturnals recorded a cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” for the soundtrack to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland.
Potter plays guitar, keyboard, tambourine and Rhodes piano, among other instruments. Sorry, did you say something? We were too busy staring...