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.
“There’s an overwhelming need for comfort and emotional healing for millions of caregivers fighting alongside the 47 million people living with this disease”, says Garrett, who has watched family and friends deal with the emotional, physical, and financial toil of caring for a loved one. According to The Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), 59% of Alzheimer’s caregivers rate their emotional stress as “high” or “very high”, and 40% of family caregivers suffer from depression.
Last year, I released a song entitled, “By Myself.” Many “experts” advised me to license the song to a more “popular” and “established” artist. In their opinion, the song was “too big” for me. I was aware of the benefits that come with licensing a song to a major artist, but this song was different. This was MY STORY, MY PHILOSPHY, and MY DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE from the doubts and limitations placed on my life by others. In spite of certain adversity, I decided to pursue my dream… even if I had to go on “By Myself.” Continue reading →
Congratulations to Dove Award-winning, Grammy-nominated gospel trio, Virtue, on the debut of their new single, “Walk It Out”. Today, they appeared on the Rickey Smiley Show, where the single, written by myself and Latrese Bush (produced by Tagteam), was VERY well received. What an honor to share with these talented ladies, stay tuned!
After releasing his debut album, Expose Yourself, in 2012, one may say that the Grammy-nominated songwriter took a break from the performing artist platform to write hits for other artists such as Joe. Although, his fans still boast that they listen to his first CD on a regular basis, it’s been a while since AG released music with his voice. But he has not lost the desire to tell his own story with his own voice. Actually, there’s a new passion and fire that has been building since his first release, and it will be on full display with his new single, “By Myself” featuring Ruben Studdard. Continue reading →
After writing four songs on Joe’s 2013 release, “Doubleback: Evolution of R&B,” Alvin Garrett reconnected with the crooner for his 2014 release, “Bridges.” The first album yielded two chart-topping singles, “I’d Rather Have a Love” and “Love & Sex” feat Fantasia, and a resurgence of Joe’s presence on the R&B scene. Maybe it’s the Alabama heritage shared by the two singer-songwriters. Maybe it’s the preacher’s kids connection. Who knows? All we know is that IT WORKS. The formula works. Continue reading →
2014 is off to an AMAZING START. On the top of my list of things to celebrate is the birth of my beautiful and healthy baby girl, Greer Lilliana Garrett. Family is my core motivation, and I thank God for adding another angel to my life. Continue reading →