It is rare for a 17-year-old Christian Musician or Artist to work with a Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer, and then to also have two well-known Nashville recording artists as guest vocalists on their first full-length project. But Garrett Godsey is not your average teenager.
By age 12, Garrett had written a few original songs, and was opening up for multiple national touring acts. At 13, one of his songs was made into a music video that was used as a focal point for schools and youth groups across the United States to educate teens on safe technology use. At age 15, he began writing and recording his debut album with Grammy and multi-Dove Award-nominated producer Aaron Rice (tobyMac, Mandisa, Britt Nicole, Jaci Velasquez) and a mix of talented songwriters in Nashville.
Several life-changing events impacted the project, including a serious sports-related concussion and the loss of his grandmother. Instead of being down however, Garrett looked up to God and relied on his faith to carry him through. Choosing the song “The Way I See It Now” to also be the title of the album was a no-brainer for Garrett. And by the completion of the project, he could plainly see that God had made changes in his heart that had given him a new perspective on life.
Garrett is accustomed to taking risks and pushing things to the edge, and he knows God accepts no less than his very best. To say he “rocks out for Jesus” would be putting it lightly. With songs like “Spark,” which includes microphone time with Hawk Nelson former lead singer Jason Dunn, and “Break In,” which was co-written by Garrett, Rice and Joe Pangallo (Britt Nicole, Ashes Remain), there is no doubt that he can energize a crowd.
Garrett is placing his total trust in God to lead him in his music career and personal life. His love for music and passion for reaching others for Christ are the forces that drive him.