Thanks for checking out my music and taking the time to get to know me better!
My name is Garrett Young. I grew up working on my family’s cattle ranch in Colorado. Music, the mountains, and the ocean have always been my biggest passions. I began my musical journey at the age of 9 and have performed nearly 500 live shows ranging from bars and clubs throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and California, to colleges, motorcycle rallies, festivals, and classic venues like the Whisky A Go Go and Animas City Theatre. I've had the privilege of recording with musicians such as Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses), John Jorgenson (Elton John), and Bob Glaub (Stevie Nicks), as well as working with the legendary producers Michael Lloyd (MGM records, Moody Blues) and Ed Stasium (Ramones).
Following our October 2018 tour through Texas (which included opening for Mike Ryan at Antone's in Austin), my sister Callie Young and I were chosen to perform with Chevel Shepherd (winner of Season 15, The Voice). I will be adding more shows and festivals to our schedule this spring with my band, The Garrett Young Collective, during our upcoming tour through New Mexico, Arizona and California. Our live performances, as well as my self-titled debut album, explore the diverse breadth of my life experiences and influences, as well as styles of country, blues, and rock – old and new
Through my music I try to bridge roots genres with their progressive counterparts and break the stigma of what it means to be a country boy! My goal is to reach as many ears, touch as many hearts, and perform as many shows as possible. Two singles off of my album The Garrett Young Collective have reached #1 on multiple national charts. I won the Independent Music Network’s 2017 Favorite Male Artist of the Year award and the 2017 Top40 New Artist of the Year New Music Award from New Music Weekly. My third single from the CD, “My Friend,” hit #1 and in January, and I was awarded The Independent Music Network’s Crossover Artist of the Year award as well as Mainstream Entertainer of the Year for 2018. Callie was also awarded Favorite Country Song of the Year by IMN with her song "Bittersweet". Currently, "Colorado" is moving up the Country charts and at the same time "Stray Cat Call" is making a move on the AC side of the music world.
Check my website often to stay up to date on our tour schedule and upcoming new releases. And chances are, if I’m not on a stage you’ll either find me on a pair of skis, a mountain bike, a surfboard, or on the back of a horse!