Josh Grider

Josh Grider knows two things, he loves writing songs, and he loves playing them for people. Across the great southwest, Texas, and beyond, Josh has been delivering the goods non-stop since the release of his first album in 2005. Seven years, four full-length albums, and two EPs later, Josh is still going strong with no signs of slowing down.

While touring in support of his Live At Billy Bob’s Texas album, Josh found himself on a radio show with Wade Bowen. After the show, Wade offered to introduce Josh to his management team. That introduction led to Josh meeting and eventually signing with AMP Entertainment, a new publishing/artist management venture launched by industry veteran, Tim Dubois (hit songwriter, founder Arista Nashville, responsible for signing Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, Lee Roy Parnell, Brad Paisley, Diamond Rio). Becoming a member of the AMP Entertainment family has begun a whole new, and very exciting chapter in Josh’s music career.

Currently, Josh splits his time between Tennessee and Texas writing songs and/or touring. He has recently finished work on some recordings that are slated for a late 2012 release and will coincide with Josh’s appearance on the docu-reality television series Troubadour TX (www.troubadourtx.com). The project was co-produced by Dubois and fellow AMP artist/writer Trent Willmon. Josh will tell you he’d rather be busy than bored, and from the looks of things there will be very few dull moments in the coming months for Mr. Grider.

The road he walks is not for the faint of heart, or the faithless. As well as a musician, Josh is a father, a husband, a brother, and a son. All these roles help keep him grounded and inspired as he travels the highways and byways, chronicling his experiences in the songs he writes, and playing them for any and all who care to hear.

For more information check out www.joshgrider.com.

Releases: Josh Grider Band (2005), Million Miles to Go (2007), Josh Grider Trio JG3-EP (2008), Sweet Road To Ride (2009), Live At Billy Bob’s Texas (2012)

In four short years, Curtis Grimes has been a star college baseball pitcher, chased his dream of being a singer / songwriter, played hundreds of concerts all over Texas and the southwestern United States, and performed in front of millions on television.

After a break up with his then fiance, he started playing guitar and developed an interest in songwriting, teaching himself how to play on a used guitar that he purchased at a pawn shop. Grimes then headed down I35 with plans of finishing his degree at Texas State University in San Marcos. While there he fell under the influence of the Texas Country music scene. With legendary venues so close, he was able to follow the Texas Country artists he looked up to. After playing for friends and relatives at gatherings and parties, Grimes was hooked by the entertainment bug. He started playing acoustic shows at a couple of small venues, bars, and fraternity parties. Things definitely picked up for after he won the Austin leg of Kenny Chesney's The Next Big Star contest, getting the opportunity to open for Chesney at the Frank Erwin Center during his Poets and Pirates tour.

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Josh Grider, Curtis Grimes

Friday, July 19 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Firehouse Saloon