Garrott joins Blue Steel Records

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, August 20, 2009

Troy’s Anna Garrott is the first female recording artist on the roster of Nashville’s Blue Steel Records.

Garrott is set to release her first single, “What a Way to Go” on country radio on Sept. 8.

Blue Steel is promoting its leading lady as a songstress with a powerful voice that lives up to the description, “the girl next door who rocks.”

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Garrott’s new single tells the tale of a sassy, spunky youn woman who is “just plain” in love.

“This isn’t your typical girlie tune,” Garrott said.

“I think this sums me up in a relationship. I might not want to admit it but, if I’m gonna fall, I’m gonna fall hard. If you’re looking for sappy love songs, you won’t find them here.”

Blue Steel bills Garrott as a country performer and songwrither whose musical makeup highlights a touch of Patsy Cline tradition and a brush of Janis Joplin bohemia.

“Anna Garrott’s music chronicles every sentiment — from tender life moments to getting over a broken heart — with bittersweet spirit.”

Garrott was a marketing major at Troy University.

She literally sang her way through college.

She appeared on stages from the beaches of the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi.

It was Garrott’s stage show that caught the attention of Blue Steel Records.

“Anna Garrott commands attention with her voice and effervescence,” said Steve Pope, Blue Steel CEO.

“‘What a Way to Go’ is a great overall representation of her music. We’re so lucky to have her on the label.”

Following the single release and a scheduled radio promotion tour, Garrott will continue her performance schedule and record the followup to her 2008 self-released independent project, “Only Time Will Tell.”

Garrott now makes her home in Nashville where she is furthering her career in country music.

She is the daughter of Steve and Priscilla Garrott of Troy.