Tedd Graves was born at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tellico Plains TN, and now resides in Friendsville TN. During his years as a professional entertainer, Tedd has performed at many well known venues such as Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth, TX, headlined at Boulder Station Casino in Las Vegas, Carter Fold in Hiltons VA, The Bijou Theater in Knoxville TN, and has been a guest on the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on WSM Radio in Nashville. Tedd was an integral part, both as headlining performer and promoter, of the 52 year long running Tennessee Valley Barn Dance, for the last 8 years of it’s run!
Tedd Graves has also been the opening act for approximately 50 major country music stars including George Jones, Billy Dean, Shenandoah, Gene Watson, Johnny Paycheck, Jack Greene, and many more.
Tedd Graves is a recording artist on both Sims Records and Skytone Records in Nashville. From 2011 through 2013, Sims Records produced 7 national releases going to almost 1000 radio stations across America! One of Tedd's national releases "Jesus Please Take Your Pen in Hand" broke into the top 100 gospel charts. On January 8th, 2015, Tedd Graves had his 8th national release, (and 1st international release!) with "A Man So Loved", on Skytone Entertainment Records and received airplay around the world, including Great Britain, South America and here in The United States! Tedd is an award winning songwriter as well – having written more than 700 songs!
In 2016, Tedd released his 18th album – a collaboration with his brother Tim Graves who was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame at SPBGMA!!
In September 2016, Tedd Graves released a national video with his song supporting our men and women police officers! Please visit Tedd Graves’ song “Thin Blue Line” on Youtube.com.
Tedd is currently working in Nashville on his 19th & 20th CD albums – with a planned release date of 2018!!
With Tedd Graves, music is a family affair! His uncle, Uncle Josh Graves, was known as King of the Dobro, and was an inductee into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Additionally, Tedd's brother Tim Graves is a founding member of the internationally famous bluegrass gospel group "The Farmhands". Tim is an inductee into the Hall of Fame through SPGBMA, 13 time Dobro Player of the Year, and The Farm Hands are the reigning Overall Best Bluegrass Band of the Year, having just received this award in February 2018! They also received several other awards, including Song of the Year, and Album of the Year! Tedd Graves wrote 2 of the songs on the aforementioned Album of the Year - The Four of Us, and the title cut - Colors!!
Tedd Graves and "The All Star Band", perform their country music shows each Saturday night in Maryville TN. Location: Alnwick Community Center Gymnasium, 2146 Big Springs Rd., Maryville TN 37801. Doors open at 6:30 pm, Tedd Graves and The All Star Band take the stage at 7 pm. You'll enjoy the best music for line dancing, two-stepping, waltzing, cha-chas, and much more on the gymnasium sized dance floor. This is a family friendly venue, non-smoking and no alcohol.
Enjoy the journey for the journey's sake....Tedd Graves