If 2020 is the year to see clearly, the vision has never been more in focus for Josh Grider. The Texas-by-way-of-New-Mexico artist is hitting his stride at just the right moment. On the heels of his critically acclaimed album Good People (which Roughstock calls “the kind of record many fans have been wishing to hear more of from the mainstream”), Grider is firing an all cylinders.
“A poet of optimism and maturity” (Lonestar Music magazine), Grider has fully embraced his status as a musical Swiss Army Knife, expanding his reach deeper into collaboration — as evidenced by his new project with longtime friend Drew Kennedy, Topo Chico Cowboys, Vol. 1. His songwriting prowess is in high demand as he traverses Music Row writing rooms to return to the creative well and deliver “just what country music fans need right now” (Taste of Country). Look no further than 2020’s “Country’s Comin’ Back” for proof.
From solo sets on storied stages like the Kerrville Folk Festival to honky tonk dance halls across the Southwest to “rock yachts” and collaborations with his wife and fellow artist Kristi Grider, Josh Grider is taking his sound further and to more people than ever before. And as an experienced craftsman approaching two decades in the industry, Grider is also jumping into the world of production in 2020 and beyond, helping to musically mentor up-and-comers in the scene. No longer the new kid on the block, and not yet the grizzled veteran, Josh is just moving in time with the rhythm of a career that has come a great distance, and still has miles to go.