095 – Garrett Goodwin: Drumming For Carrie Underwood, The Nashville Sampling Company, Less Than Conventional Set-up
While Garrett Goodwin began his career playing in the backdrop of worship movements across the country (Zoegirl, Jeff Deyo of Sonicflood, Lindell Cooley, two-time Dove Award winner By The Tree), he has since transitioned fluidly through the musical world. Most recently, Garrett has spent the last decade as the drummer for Carrie Underwood. He’s also performed live with Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith; on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon, The Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards, The People’s Choice Awards, Billboard Awards, among others.
Garrett resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where you’ll see him co-leading KMLM.org, a non-profit organization with the mission of sending bags that give hope to children in need. For every bag purchased, another bag full of educational materials is sent to a child.
Throughout his career, Garrett has played for over 1 million people… for each tour he’s been on, and was named #1 up and coming drummer in Modern Drummer Magazine in 2013. Just this year, (2016) Garrett was nominated for Country Drummer of the Year.
Garret has also shared the stage with Little Big Town, keith urban, Hunter Hayes, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Orianthi, Dolly Parton, Josh Turner, Craig Morgan, Billy Currington, David Cook, Bryan Adams, Sons of Sylvia.
Garrett has played at these notable places: Grand Ole Opry, Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House.
In this podcast, Garrett talks about:
Making good use of his downtime while on tour
What advice he gives to aspiring players
Using electronics on the Carrie gig
How the Carrie Underwood gig came about
His less than conventional set up
The Nashville Sampling Company
HIs Modern Drummer accolades
His non-profit organization – Know Me Love Me (KMLM.org)
What the future holds for Garrett
This episode is sponsored by Sonor Drums