Del Ray Grace is the visionary of the 2009 Sacred Strings Showcase. Del lives in Toledo, Ohio and comes from a long line of steel players. His dream was to one day bring the steel guitar pioneers of "the Church of the Living God" together on the same platform, to honor them for there commitment to this unique music legacy. The 2009 Sacred Strings Showcase was a dream come true and also something that had never been done before.
Del and wife Kelli Grace are the owners of Sacred Strings Records, an independent record label founded 2006. This label was not created to sign artist as other labels do, but to preserve the Sacred Steel guitar music that began with Willie Eason and the Church of the Living God over seventy years ago. Our mission is to also keep the legacy of past and present steel players alive by documenting there contributions in various ways.