Texas-raised singer/songwriter Grant Gilbert is ‘country music without the twang.’ His musical journey started in high school when his brother booked him a show to play Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in his hometown of Santo, Texas; population 315.
Gilbert’s ear was influenced early by his relatives playing fiddle and family vacations planned around Turnpike Troubadours concerts. He began guitar lessons in the second grade but quit shortly after, ultimately deciding that if he was going to learn how to play, he was going to do it by himself. The self-taught musician would find time to call restaurants for singing gigs while sitting in his car before Friday night football games; all while using his best raspy ‘adult voice’ in hopes they wouldn’t realize he was underage.
Gilbert went off to study agricultural economics at Texas Tech in Lubbock, a staple town for Texas country music and began playing shows at the Blue Light, a rowdy club that became a proving ground for some of Gilbert’s heroes: Josh Abbott, Wade Bowen and William Clark Green. Grant has had the pleasure to share the stage with artists such as Abbot, Parker McCollum, Whiskey Myers, Lee Brice, Riley Green, Koe Wetzel, Flatland Cavalry, and more. His most recent single “God & Everybody”, co-written with Jordan Walker and Reid Isbell, can be found on all major music platforms. When Grant isn’t traveling the great state of Texas playing shows, he’s probably on a plane headed to Nashville to write songs or hanging at the farm with his pup, Jake.