Playing favorites like "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Angel From Montgomery", 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 Annas biggest fans and most influential educators in the industry; together, the four unveiled Annas 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 released 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!"
Annas "I Am Woman" independence, tomboy perseverance, natural talents as a songwriter and entertainer, and continued support from fans keep Garrott on the roaddelivering 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!