RLRM Fest Artist: Josh Grider

RLRM Fest Artist: Josh Grider

Josh Grider has been a formerly trained singer, a chart-topping singer/songwriter, and a TV star!

He’s an all-around great entertainer but says writing is his favorite. Josh began putting pen to paper in high school.  He beams when he says, “Writing is my favorite thing in the world.  I’m very fortunate to be given the ability to deliver what I write, and I guess that’s why singing the songs I wrote is my second favorite thing in the world.”josh-grider

While Josh had been hitting the bars and honkytonks hard for almost ten years it wasn’t until 2012 that his career was kicked up a notch. Early that year, he signed his first publishing deal with AMP Entertainment, and subsequently recorded The Gettin’ There.  That year he also partnered with Paradigm Agency to represent his bookings and was featured on the national television show “Troubadour TX.”

Even though Josh played guitar in a jazz combo in high school, and received a scholarship to attend college and study classical voice, it only took one night performing in a Waco honky-tonk for Josh’s relationship with his roots to be cemented. “There was this night at Six-Shooter Junction in Waco, Texas. We had a little thrown-together band and played some cover songs, and I was done. I had already been in this little jazz thing, and they wanted me to sing classical at school, but fronting a band and singing country songs was the place I knew I was meant to be.”