A cool-summer cocktail that goes down slow and easy, and is intoxicating by design,
Anna Garrott is sugarplum sweet with a jalapeno kick!
As if cast in a star-studded movie as the stereotypical sweet, southern girl next door with a tomboy edge, Anna Garrott fits the bill. Having grown up in the small college town of Troy, Alabama, Anna was a rough and tumble little girl who spent her playtime building forts and seeking adventures in the woods. In Alabama, being tough was more important than being darling.
Anna was encircled by strong women who reinforced her drive to become an independent young lady. Her grandmother first introduced her to country music at an early age—she was captivated by some of the greatest female artists of our time such as Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Kitty Wells. “There was something so pure and original in each of their voices that was simply magical to me,” Anna opines.
With her parents as educators in the small college town, Anna Garrott shined in the community and excelled in school.
“I went to a very small high school with a graduating class of 50, which was the largest to ever come through the school.” Garrott recalls. “I received the honor of ‘Most Likely To Succeed’ and I hope I don’t disappoint the Pike Liberal Arts School Class of 2002!”
A young scholar who truly enjoyed her classes and after-school activities, the songwriting bug really didn’t bite her until late in her high school years after a teenage, sweetheart break-up; Anna took pen and pad in hand and wrote her first original song, “Happy With Her.”
“It wasn’t until I was 17 or 18 that I wrote my first song. You know the story…high school boyfriend cheated and broke my heart. I was so overcome with emotion that when I picked up the pen, it all came pouring out. Needless to say, the boy didn’t last and songwriting became my new love!”
Anna headed to Auburn, Alabama to begin her college term; she finished up her marketing degree at Troy University in her hometown.
Always in the spotlight as a child, Anna Garrott enjoyed dancing and singing for friends and family; she fell in love with being an “entertainer” after performing in a local bar where she moonlighted as a bartender – she knows how to let loose onstage! Playing favorites like “Me and Bobby McGee”, Anna built a following of regular fans and began to play in the Panhandle area and around Central Alabama opening for artists like Randy Travis, Lady Antebellum, Craig Morgan, Joe Nichols, Jason Michael Carroll and Gene Watson.
While sitting in with a band at a local nightclub, Anna caught the ear of a Music City visitor and Nashville producer, Rick Holt. A year later, Anna signed to the newly developed independent label, Blue Steel Records, which was formed with Anna Garrott as its leading flagship artist. Managed by music row veteran Steve Pope, the indie label is owned by Vicki Carey and Jimmy White, Sr. of Pensacola, Florida.
Steve Pope, Vicki Carey and Jim White have become Anna’s biggest fans and most influential educators in the industry; together, the four unveiled Anna’s debut album ONLY TIME WILL TELL in 2008, an album Garrott describes as “a blend of classic country and southern rock...Patsy Cline meets Bonnie Raitt.” The album has a hint of southern rock, shaken and stirred with a dose of traditional country. Anna will release the first single from the CD, entitled “What A Way To Go” to country radio in the fall of 2009.
From college to Nashville, Anna Garrott is quick to thank her fans for their help in her success. “As an artist, you are nothing without your fans; you have no success without them! You get to live your dreams and do what you do every day because of them. I have the best fans a girl could ask for and I hope to never let them down!"
Anna’s “I Am Woman” independence, tomboy perseverance, natural talents as a songwriter and entertainer, and continued support from fans keep Garrott on the road—delivering her brand of “Kick Ass With Class” to every show. With a firecracker persona and big, big voice, Anna is a big surprise in a small package! But, what is no surprise…Pike Liberal Arts School students were absolutely right to predict Anna Garrott as…“Most Likely To Succeed! Succeed she will!
Lead Vocals - Anna Garrott
Road Manager/Drums- Aaron Holt
Lead Guitar / Harmony - Josh Bertrand
Bass Guitar / Harmony - Troy Graves
Keyboard / Harmonica - Matt Heasley
Steel Guitar - Ronnie Miley
"Only Time Will Tell"
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What a Way to Go
Contrary to her demure appearance, this 5-foot-nothing Troy, Ala., native is a feisty performer and songwriter. Her music chronicles a broad range of sentiments—from tender moments to getting over a broken heart—with bittersweet spirit. “If you’re looking for sappy love songs, you won’t find them here,” she declares. Anna’s music mixes a touch of Patsy Cline tradition with a bit of Janis Joplin bohemia. A marketing major who sang her way through college performing on stages throughout the southeast—from Panama City, Fla., to Mississippi Delta cities—she’s just released her new single, “What a Way to Go.” Her Only Time Will Tell CD is available at digital outlets (iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and others) and on her website.
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Anna Garrott - "What A Way To Go"
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"Presenting Anna Garrott - Blue Steel Records' Red Hot Ingenue"
Review of Anna Garrott's Single "What A Way To Go"
Shoulda Thought of This
To Be With You Tonight
History In A Heartbeat
What A Way To Go
Two More Bottles of Wine
Trouble Is A Woman
As Soon As I'm Over You
To My Heart From Me
Only Time Will Tell
Where We Wanna Go
Get the Hell Outta Dodge
AC/DC- Shook Me All Night Long
Allman Brothers Band- Midnight Rider
Allman Brothers Band- Ramblin' Man
Allman Brothers Band- Soulshine
Alannah Myles- Black Velvet
Ashton Sheppherd- Takin' Off This Pain
Ben E. King- Stand By Me
Bonnie Raitt- Somethin' to Talk About
Bonnie Raitt- Angel From Montgomery
Cheap Trick- I Want You To Want Me
Counting Crows- Mr. Jones
Credence Clearwater Revival- Bad Moon Rising
Credence Clearwater Revival- Proud Mary
Dave Loggins- Please Come to Boston
Def Leppard- Pour Some Sugar On Me
Delbert McClinton- Every Time I Roll the Dice
Delbert McClinton- Two More Bottles of Wine
Dena Carter- Did I Shave My Legs For This
Dixie Chicks - Let Er' Rip
Dixie Chicks - Some Days You Gotta Dance
Dolly Parton- Jolene
Dolly Parton- Rocky Top
Don Williams - Tulsa Time
Georgia Satellites- Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Gloria Gaynor- I will survive
Gretchen Wilson- Here For the Party
Guns N Roses- Sweet Child of Mine
Hank Williams, Sr.- Your Cheatin' Heart
Hank Williams, Jr.- Dinasor
Hank Williams, Jr.- Family Tradition
Janis Joplin- Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin- Piece of My Heart
Jeff Healey Band - Roadhouse Blues
Jo Dee Messina- Bye Bye
Joan Jett- I Love Rock & Roll
John Cougar Mellencamp- Hurt So Good
John Cougar Mellencamp- Jack & Diane
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Johnny Lang - Lie To Me
Journey- Don't Stop Believin
John Prine- Angel From Montgomery
Kellie Pickler- Red High Heels
Kid Rock - All Summer Long
Loretta Lynn- You Ain't Woman Enough
Lynard Skynyrd- Gimmie Three Steps
Lynard Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama
Marc Cohn- Walkin' In Memphis
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Down at the Twist & Shout
Merle Haggard- Mamma Tried
Mellissa Ethridge- I'm the Only One
Mindy McCready- Guys Do It All the Time
Miranda Lambert- Gunpowder & Lead
Miranda Lambert- Kerosene
Nancy Sinatra- These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
Old Crow Medicine Show- Wagaon Wheel
Patsy Cline- Crazy
Patsy Cline- Walkin' After Midnight
Stevie Ray Vaugh- Pride & Joy
The Judds- Girls Night Out
The Judds- Have Mercy
The Rolling Stones- Beast of Burden
Tracy Chapman- Gimmie One Reason To Stay Here
Trisha Yearwood- She's In Love With The Boy
Trisha Yearwood- That's What I Like About You
Van Morrison- Brown Eyed Girl
Zac Brown Band- Chicken Fried
ZZ Top- Tush
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