We had the good fortune of connecting with Garth LaGrone and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Garth, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I’ve always admired the art of songwriting. The written word is one of the most powerful things on the planet. Then add music, and songs can take you places, change your mood, inspire, motivate, heal, or comfort. Nothing in the world compares to that power. Everyone connects.  It’s reach has no boundaries.  But, it was the story telling that intrigued me. From the stories I’ve had the privilege of hearing, to the ones I’ve been a part of making. I enjoy telling those to other people through music. I think there’s an honor and integrity involved with this craft. Everyone has their own style. It’s the opportunity to create, from nothing, something that is uniquely yours. I’m definitely not the best songwriter  out there, but I’m the best at telling my stories.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been working with musicians in some capacity for 20 years. I love the music community. I have booked, tour managed, bar managed, been a talent buyer, stage manager, promoter, sound guy, T-shirt salesman, and driver of the van. I decided 5 years ago that I would record and release my own music. It was because I had things to say and people I’ve met over the years that I wanted to work with. Big John Mills, Buck Evans, David Deaton, Barry Brown, Meredith Crawford, Don Hayes, Chris Rasco, Blaine Koonce…these are a handful of people that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. In 2022, my single “Fort Worth Soon “ garnered a Songwriter of the Year award from the Texas Country Music Awards. It was an amazing experience being at the awards show at Billy Bob’s, and I can promise you that any musician that has played on that stage will tell you it’s like no other. But I don’t do it for that, or for money, or for fame. For me, it’s those few moments when you connect with someone in the audience. You could bring up a memory from their past. You could help them with a struggle they’re going through. You could spark a new romance in a couple. Music is moving. It’s emotional. I can’t wait to see where it takes me next.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We’d definitely run through the Fort Worth Stockyards. It has everything one could want. Shopping, Food, Music, History, and a Cattle Drive! My friends and I have spent countless hours there making memories that will last a lifetime. So go…eat a steak for breakfast, have some Rocky Mountain Oysters for supper, get thrown out of the White Elephant at 3 in the afternoon, and raise some hell with the young girl’s hearts. You won’t regret it.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Recognition goes to my mother. She was an honors English teacher, which is where I picked up my creative writing skills. She went on to get her masters degree in counseling and spent her career helping others in the school system. Teachers aren’t given enough credit or pay for shaping youth that will become the future of America. I was pretty good at English in school, though I didn’t like to prove it. Thanks to Shout Out for the time here and thanks for reading. I’ll leave you with a thought…you’ve probably never heard the best song in the world.

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