Garrett Steele has always identified himself first and foremost as a Country Music Artist, but for the last 7 years he has added professional angler. Proud to be sponsored by major national and international companies, Yamaha Pro-Fishing, Let America Fish, Yamaha Outboards, Zip Fire Starters, to name a few.
Born and raised in Midland, TX, Garrett knew early in his music career if he wanted to be successful, he had to move to Nashville. On the road more than 200 days a year, he claims this is where he hangs his clothes. Nashville is his home.
Teddy Gentry co-founding member of the super group Alabama, was impressed with Steele’s ability to internalize a song and deliver it with passion and truth, “Garrett Steele is the real deal” states Gentry which led him to include Steele on his “Best New Nashville” CD compilation of 12 new artists, 12 new songs, which was available worldwide at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. His most memorable performances have included sharing the stage or mic with Dolly Parton, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook of Alabama, Steve Wariner, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Lee Greenwood, Heidi Newfield, Larry Gatlin, Cowboy Troy, Andy Griggs, Bill Anderson and Wynonna.
Garrett has worn many hats throughout his life. He is always one to give back. He is co-owner in Talent America the nation’s longest running talent competition celebrating its 47th year. He wants others to have success as well and this is a way he can reach performers across the globe. Now in 4 countries, Talent America is the launch pad for singers, actors, models, dancers, song writers, musicians, magicians, instrumentalists, all performers of all ages to compete in front of the top casting directors, managers, agents, record executives, model agencies, scouts, producers and publishers. For additional info visit www.TalentAmerica.co
Here are a few of Garrett’s highlights:
o Top 5 Nominee for Song of the Year 2015 Nashville Universe Awards
o Male Artist of the Year nominations in 2017 & 2018
o Song of the Year & Radio Single of the Year for “The Suitcase”
o Song of the Year & Radio Single of the Year for “Right Here”
o Song of the Year & Radio Single of the Year for “Those”
o Walked the Red Carpets of the ACM’s, CMT’s, CMA’s and the ACA’s.
o Music was available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores Nationwide
o In store appearances & performances at Cracker Barrel’s “Pickin’ on the Porch”
o Radio labeling him “The Real Deal Garrett Steele”
o Single being touted as “Love Song of the Year”
· Radio Show Appearances
o National Appearance: 132 Stations-2 Million Listeners
o Regional Appearances: 10+ stations-1 Million Listeners
· Highway Impressions-Music and Fishing
o Over 35,000 miles annually with over 4.1 million impressions
· Fishing Tournaments
o Fished 30+ tournaments across 12 states securing – one second, two fourth’s, and a 12th place finishes and ranking as high as 6th nationally.
o Spotlight artist two years in a row for the Porter Wagoner Artist and Anglers Tournament
o Featured Artist Crappie Masters Classic 2012 & 2013
o Headliner for Walmart sponsored Children’s Miracle Network Charity event
o Featured Artist for Make A Wish National Event raising over $1million dollars
o Featured Artist for Make A Wish Foundation Regional event
o Featured Artist for Juvenile Diabetes Promotional Track
o Good Morning Mississippi-2 million viewers
o KNOE TV ArkLATex
o Lunkerville TV
o Wake Up Alabama TV
o The Right Place with Kevin Sport-RFD network-2.6 million viewers each airing 8 weeks
o Host for Riverfest’s Vocal Star Contest
o Host for Miss US Teen pageant
Steele has obtained representation from 35+ year Entertainment Industry veteran TinaMarie Holland. She has secured on air radio spots to promote his fishing, music and sponsors in cities or nearby markets of each fishing tournament, and several on air television spots as well. Within one month of working together, three television interviews, including Good Morning Mississippi with millions of viewers, and four radio spots, have highlighted and promoted the cross branding of Crappie fishing and Country Music as well as promoting sponsors and their products. Plus she has ignited production interest for a television show highlighting his travels, fishing and antics..
Competitive and driven as an entertainer, Garrett is also a loving family man and a savvy businessman who has learned to effectively balance all facets of his life.
While proud of his accomplishments, Garrett has little interest in looking back; he's too focused on what lies ahead in his relentless quest to find a better song, deliver a better performance, share his passion for fishing and create a more entertaining show. When asked about his re-emergence onto the music scene, “I believe that if you have treated people right and you continue to work hard at your craft, things will happen,” And was he right!