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"Sunblock" is Nominated for Award at Oregon Documentary Film Festival - March 22, 2019

The 15-minute documentary file "Sunblock" featuring Grant's solar eclipse themed song "Moment in Time" has been nominated for an award at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival being held at the Avalon Theater in Portland, Oregon (March 23-24, 2019).  If you want to hear the entire song "Moment in Time", click on the Music tab, scroll down to the song "Moment in Time" and click on the link to the mp3 file.

"Sunblock" Short Film is Released - August 20, 2018

Bill Bentley, my music producer and a budding filmmaker, has released his documentary film "Sunblock" about my family's experience in Madras, Oregon, one year ago (on August 21, 2017).  You can hear Grant's new song "Moment in Time" as the credits roll at the end of the 15 minute film.  The film can be accessed online at the following link:

New Pirate Theme Song Written - September 19, 2017

In honor of "Talk Like a Pirate Day" (September 19, 2017), Grant has written the song "Shiver Me Timbers" based around a nautical theme.  This song should be sung by a certain female country pop artist (who has recently made a comeback with a new album of her original songs called "Now") because it was written for her.

Until we have the opportunity to produce a demo of the song, I will post the lyric sheet for all you pirate fans out there.  Yarr!

Grant's Performance at Hill Street Cafe in May 2017 - August 7, 2017

For those fans who haven't had the chance to catch one of Grant's live performances, check out this video collage that was shot on the patio of the Hill Street Cafe in Oceanside in May of 2107.

Recording Two New Songs at Bill Bentley Productions - July 22, 2017

Grant was recently at his brother's recording studio, Bill Bentley Productions, singing final vocals on two new songs, Can't Crush My Soul and In a Flash.  The stories behind these two new songs can be found in the Music section on this website.

Music Video "When I Loved Her" Now Available - April 24, 2016

A music video of my song "When I Loved Her" is now available on You Tube.  It combines live footage of my performance at Rebecca's Cafe in San Diego with some photographs that complement the music.

"Born To Last" Audio Track Now Online - April 16, 2016

My song about San Diego, "Born To Last" did not get selected as a finalist, but you can hear it on the Listen Local San Diego website (  Many thanks to Dan Anthony for playing lead guitar and recording the track.

Imaging is Everything video featured at event - August 30, 2015

Last weekend I had the honor of my tribute music video "Imaging is Everything" ( shown as part of the program for a celebration in Yosemite Park of what would have been the 75th birthday of Galen Rowell, famed mountaineer/photographer. An event sponsored by the Rowell Fund for Tibet to benefit the International Campaign for Tibet.

Music Video "Imaging is Everything" goes public - August 16, 2015

In association with the public commemoration of the 75th birthday of Galen Rowell on August 23, 2015, I have publicly published the music video of my tribute song to Galen entitled "Imaging is Everything". The video can be viewed at

Audio CD "Departures and Arrivals" Released - August 1, 2015

I am happy to announce that as of the beginning of August, 2015, my new CD "Departures and Arrivals" is ready to stream digitally or take home as a physical CD from www.cdbaby/cd/grantbentley2. It's a bolder and more confident sound with themes of loss and acceptance that will resonate with my audience.

"Which Team Will You Choose?" Film Shown at Conference in Sacramento, CA - October 20, 2012

Dee DiGioia's film, "Which Team Will You Choose?", featuring the song, "Peace For You and Me" which I sang and co-wrote with her, was shown on Saturday, October 20th at a Sacramento, CA conference on changing behaviors in schools. The film is now available on DVD and includes the complete song played over the closing credits.

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Co-written Song in Video Premiere - September 25, 2012

On September 25, 2012, Dee DiGioia, my co-writer of the song "Peace for You and Me", premiered her instructional video called "Which Team WIll You Choose?". This fun, 45-minute film offers more than just a plea to end bullying in elementary schools, it actually uses dramatic role-playing to show how to make behavior changes right now. It played at the Edison Theater in Mammoth Lakes, CA for an appreciative audience and now Dee is packaging the film with an instructional guide for teachers, administrators and counselors who want to bring this program into their school setting.

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Grant sang lead in the Eastside Four barbershop quartet - December 25, 2011

For the Christmas holidays, Grant teamed up with three other male singers to form The Eastside Four, a new barbershop quartet in the Bishop, CA area. He sang lead and performed with the group at several venues in front of admiring crowds (well maybe tens of people at a time) in the Bishop City Park and at a community musicale held at the Bishop High School Auditorium.

Grant co-wrote the song "Peace For You and Me" for Caring and Courageous Kids - November 15, 2011

Grant recently collaborated with Dee DiGoia, director of the Caring and Courageous Kids program in Mammoth Lakes, CA, to write and produce a new empowering anti-bullying children's song. Grant played guitar and sang lead vocal on the song when it was recorded at a local studio in Chalfant Valley.

Grant sang in the musical "A Christmas Carol" - December 2, 2010

Grant sang in the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre (MLRT) production of "A Christmas Carol", staged in the new Edison Hall Performing Arts Center in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Grant performed in the role of Bob Cratchit, the sole employee of Ebenezer Scrooge. This family friendly musical show was directed by Shira Dubrovner.

Music Video "Dancin' Feet" Released - September 6, 2010

A music video of Grant's song, "Dancin' Feet", about the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction and Marta Becket, its principal performer for forty years, has been released on You Tube. (

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