Grant Grieves was born in Kansas City, Missouri on May 20, 1938 to Lester and Louise Grieves. Grant was welcomed home by his sister Delores. Grants love for music began at the age of 10, when his cousins Chuck & Jack handed him a guitar and showed him some chords, thus preparing Grant for the musical road ahead.
Living in Houston Texas, Grant began writing songs in the 50’s. His early musical influences included Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Lefty Frizzell, Floyd Tillman, Arkie Shibley & Rocky Bill Ford. His music was later influenced by Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Smiley Lewis, Chuck Berry, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Elvis.
In 1959 Grant & old school chum Russell Piburn went to see ‘Tennessee’ Jim McDonald, the owner of K.C.M. Records in Kansas City, with 2 songs they had written. One was an answer to “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town” by Johnny Cash called “The Guns” & the other was “Honky Tonk Women.” Grant & Russ recorded under the name “The Strangers” and the record was a double sided hit, going to # 7 on the charts.
1969 Grant & Russell recorded for Charlie Kellogg on “Big K” records in Kansas City Grant did “Four In The Floor” backed with “Married Woman.” The record was a hit thru out the Midwest. in 1970-71 it was also released in U.K. on the “Injun” label & became a collectable in the record guides.
While with “Big K” Grant also recorded “Shake It Baby” backed with “If I Ever Stop Laughin” and “Honky Tonk Fever” backed with “Drinkin’ & Driving.”
In 1973 Grant moved to Nashville where he met Kent Westberry, a well known song writer & owner of “Crackerbox” Records. Kent released two records on Grant. The first was “Goodtime Girl” backed with “I’ve Got You” in 1975 and then in 1976 “I’ll Get To You” backed with “From Nine To Five.”
Grant & Kent became partners & worked the road with a ‘Hee Haw’ type show impersonating country stars. They would introduce each other on stage as Ernest Tubb – Johnny Cash – Roy Acuff – Webb Pierce – even Kitty Wells. There were lots of jokes (‘Hee Haw’ Rejects) & variety.
Grant has toured the country performing shows with many well known artists such as Ferlin Husky, Gordon Terry, Stonewall Jackson, Kenny Price, Tommy Cash, Jerry Clower, Red Sovine, Kent Westberry, Roy Drusky, Henson Cargill, Leon Ashley and Margie Singleton.
In 2001, Grant was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame for his contribution to rockabilly music.