Grammy-nominated songwriter Alvin Garrett turns educator for the University of Alabama’s Red Mountain Writing Project Camp.
AG: The Man – The Musician
Alvin Garrett, journeyed to Birmingham, AL from Tuscaloosa, AL in 1996 to attend Samford University on a football scholarship. Over the next four years, Garrett earned a BSBA in Business Management and made Birmingham his permanent residence after graduation. After successfully working in Corporate America for a few years, Alvin took an intrepid leap of faith and resigned in order to pursue a career in the music business. Less than a year after resigning, Alvin was touring as the bass guitarist with his bandmate, Ruben Studdard, with the American Idol 2 Tour . Both Alvin and Ruben were founding members of the band, Just A Few Cats. After the AI2 Tour in 2003, Garrett continued on with Studdard as his bassist and musical director. While touring the country with his good friend, Alvin Garrett continued to hone his artistic skills that would ultimately expand his talents into the world of production and songwriting.
AG: The Grammy-Nominated Songwriter/Producer
Although you may not have known it, there’s a good chance you’ve heard and felt Alvin Garrett’s signature in much of the R&B and Gospel music you love. In 2012, Garrett was nominated for a Grammy for his contribution to Gospel Album of the Year candidate, Trin-I-Tee 5:7. That year, he also won a Stellar Award with Gospel artist, Deitrick Haddon. In 2013, AG connected with theGrammy Nominated Artist, Joe (“I Wanna Know,” “Stutter”), and wrote his next four chart-topping singles: “I’d Rather Have A Love,” “Love & Sex feat. Fantasia,” “If You Lose Her,” and the 2014 BET Award winning song “Love & Sex Pt 2 feat Kelly Rowland.” Other notable artists on the AG Resume’ include: Noel Gourdin, Johnny Gill, The Bar-Kays, Alexis Spight, Jarvis (Make A Little Room), and more…
AG: The Artist
Along with his thriving career in the background as a songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer, Alvin Garrett made the artistic transition in 2012 with his solo debut album, “Expose Yourself.” His first album contains a variety of Soulful and Sensual R&B that is still revered today by many as an “R&B Classic.” The industry’s best-kept secret and multi-talented Alvin Garrett has recently sent an inspirational shockwave throughout the land with his hit single, “By Myself”. This powerful and inspiring song is in rotation and currently being played on Urban AC, Gospel, Blues, and Southern Soul stations. His new single, “Ms. Perfection” is the lead single for Garrett’s upcoming 2017 album release.
On the heels of his breakout single “By Myself,” the Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter, Alvin Garrett, is back with a hot new ladies’ anthem entitled, Ms. Perfection. Along with Dave and Gerald Langford of Tag Team Entertainment, Garrett has written and immaculately produced an instant classic featuring the legendary, Zapp, (“Computer Love”, “I Want To Be Your Man”). With its infectious musical energy and its contagious melodic hook, Ms. Perfection is the definition of a “feel-good” song. This funky jam will surely make you dance, but it will also remind you that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Continue reading →
Listen to Alvin Garrett’s interview with Stan Branson and hear the heart behind the lyrics to the Alzheimer’s anthem, “I Know It’s You”.
Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter/musician, Alvin Garrett, and The Carolinas Music Group is pleased to announce the release of “I Know It’s You”, a song to encourage the families and caregivers of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. “I Know It’s You”, co-written by American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard, is being released this month in conjunction with National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. Continue reading →
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