Mike Grayson spent thirteen years as the lead singer for MIKESCHAIR. Molly Reed has penned songs for Marie Osmond, Amy Grant, Hilary Scott, Colton Dixon, and Francesca Battistelli, among others. Together they make up Grayson|Reed.
After marrying in 2013, Mike and Molly were devoted to their individual musical interests. Then along came Baby Grailey and the duo realized that their goal wasn’t sustainable for the long haul.
Enter Grayson|Reed and a brand new EP entitled Walk — along with a powerful new radio single called “Fight For You” — from Centricity Music.
When did the two of you meet, and when did you know you wanted to make music together?
We met our freshman year of college in 2003 at Belmont University in Nashville. Our dorms were next to each other and we had the same friend group. We remained friends for 9 1/2 years until we started dating in 2012. We were married in 2013. From the time we got married, it was always a dream to ‘one day’ do music together.
God often writes a plot twist—a different melody—into our lives that blesses us more than our original plan. Have you ever experienced such a “Divine Detour”?
YES. Many times, actually. We would both consider our new venture in doing music together to be a ‘Divine Detour.’ We feel like the moment we get comfortable with where we are God tends to steer the ship another way. Without fail, His way has always been so much better, even if it’s a hard journey to get where He wants you to go. God is currently showing us how much He can be trusted through each detour.
Let’s talk about your new EP, Walk (Centricity Music, January 2017). Please tell us about it.
We could not be more excited about the release of this EP! We have been working SO hard on this and it feels amazing to be able to finally put it out there. Our heart behind these songs was to write honest, real, inspiring tunes. Everything on “Walk” is a part of who we are as a couple and as individuals. It’s our prayer that anyone who listens would feel hope, peace and be able to connect to the Lord in a way they never have before.