Anna Garrott Biography

Anna Garrott photo courtesy of Blue Steel Records.

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!