Meet Josh Grider
“Living the life of a Troubadour feels pretty crazy most of the time. But I love it and I can’t imagine ever wanting to do anything else.”
Josh Grider came to Texas to attend college and never left. The New Mexico native grew up playing music, performing for the first time while he was in Junior High. Josh says he decided to pursue music as a career after attending a Garth Brooks concert when he was still in High School. “I remember watching Garth on stage and thinking I had never seen anything like it” said Josh. After attending Baylor University, where he met his wife Kristi, the couple settled in the Texas Hill Country and Josh began touring.
Josh collaborated with Walt Wilkins to produce his first CD. “Working with Walt Wilkins taught me so much about the art and process of producing music.” Josh went on to say, “Walt is an amazing songwriter who let me create what I wanted to. He allowed the process to be all mine, which is something I’m still very grateful for.”
Josh and his family moved to Tennessee a few years ago where he now lives and splits his time between Tennessee and Texas. “I’m on the road a lot, but I focus on writing songs and producing when I’m in Tennessee and touring when I’m in Texas,” says Josh. Since the 2005 release of his first album Josh has released four full-length albums and three EPs. His latest seven track EP, ‘ The Gettin’ There’, produced by hit songwriter and Texas Artist, Trent Willmon, continues to do well.
‘Lone Star Highway’ the first single from ‘The Gettin’ There’ spent three weeks in the number one spot on the Texas Radio Chart. Josh followed that with another number one hit on the Texas Music Charts with ‘Summer and 16.’ Josh is currently touring full time in Texas promoting his newest single already making its way up the charts, ‘ Smallest Town On Earth.’ The EP also includes a song Josh wrote that chronicles his path to The Gettin’ There. Josh says, “The Price of a Dream is my personal story in a song. A look into what you give up and what you gain when you follow your heart. It’s a song about the journey. Not the destination, but learning to enjoy the journey.” Josh and Kristi have a four-year-old son and another baby due this spring. “Living the life of a Troubadour feels pretty crazy most of the time. But I love it and I can’t imagine ever wanting to do anything else.”