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Garret Doll

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Garret Doll

 

Monday through Saturday
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

I feel incredibly blessed with my wonderful family in Chesterfield County. Married to my amazing wife with three beautiful girls and our Vizsla, Caliber, life couldn’t be sweeter.

We love showing off Caliber at local dog shows, which is another story for another day in how we got into that. But where I truly come alive is outdoors. Whether it’s camping under the stars, wetting a line, sittin’ in a deer stand or against a tree truck in the turkey woods, finding a great hiking trail, or paddling down the James in my kayak, nature is my happy place. And you bet, at least one of my girls are right there with me, soaking in every adventure. Lately, our youngest has been showing a real knack for fishing and even has a newfound interest in hunting.

Music is another passion we all share. We’re regulars at live concerts, immersing ourselves in the infectious energy of the crowd. And if you’re out and about in town, you might just catch me popping up at various events, spreading good vibes wherever I go.

Back at the Doll house, there’s never a dull moment. I find solace in cooking, especially when it involves slow-smoking a juicy piece of meat. Lately, I’ve been dabbling in video editing, capturing my culinary creations to share with others on TikTok or Instagram, hoping to inspire a few backyard chefs along the way.

Weekends are for anything but sleeping in. Whether I’m pumping iron at the gym or exploring the breathtaking landscapes of Virginia, I seize every opportunity to make the most of my time. And if you’re a podcast enthusiast, do yourself a favor and tune into “As It Was Written; the story behind the song.” I dive deep into conversations with country artists, uncovering the fascinating tales behind their most beloved tunes.

In a nutshell, my life is a beautiful blend of family, adventure, good food, and great music. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

As It Was Written - The Story Behind The Song

This is the beginning of “As it was written. The story behind the song”. In 2022 we will begin a journey into the life of a song from the songwriter. A song heals us in moments of sadness. A song lifts us up when we need lifted. A song brings us clarity when we are unclear or calms us when we are angry. A song gets us excited to go out when we want to go out. A song helps us celebrate, cry, party, smile, or breath. A song gives us strength when we fear and a song can bring us together. A song can takes us back to a moment in our lives that we want to remember for a moment or a song can take us to places we’ve never been. A song tells a story. There is always the perfect story for the moment you are in. Let’s get to know the songwriter. Where did the idea come from? The process to write it. Let’s be a sponge in the world of music. Let’s come together for a song.

George Birge was quite the conversation. You know, he originally gave "Mind On You" to Jason Aldean to cut but, had to ask for it back?

Plus he's friends with some pretty big names in golfing world and Hollywood.

Take a listen to this one. I could sit and chat with George for hours. Maybe even write a song

Check out the new single and EP called "Cowboys Songs"

Find him here:

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Author: Garret Doll
Posted: May 8, 2024, 10:00 am

What a great conversation with country artist and songwriter - Matt Stell. College basketball to music and being on a label that is owned by one of the biggest names in music. Plus he's got new music dropping soon. A great behind the scenes look at Matt's career and how "Prayed For You" came to be.

Author: Garret Doll
Posted: April 12, 2024, 11:00 am

Drew is a name that's been making waves in the music industry for years. He's ridden the rollercoaster of highs and lows, experiencing the ever-changing tides of the music world. But today, we're here to celebrate a soaring success—a song that has captured hearts around the globe, "She’s Somebody's Daughter."

This song has been streamed over 100 million times and garnered 30 million views on YouTube, touching countless souls along the way. But what's even more special is the incredible story behind it.

Drew didn't just stumble upon the inspiration for "She’s Somebody's Daughter." He found it in the most unexpected of places, within the very heart of his own family. The song was born from a personal experience that's both heartwarming and deeply moving—it all began with a meeting with his wife's dad.

On this episode, we're going to dive deep into Drew's journey, exploring his trials, triumphs, and the magic that went into crafting "She’s Somebody's Daughter." We'll get to know the man behind the music, his creative process, and the stories that have shaped his musical career.

So, whether you're a fan of Drew's music or simply love a good story about the power of music to connect us all, this episode is for you.

Find Drew Baldridge below

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Youtube Video for She's Somebody's Daughter

Author: Garret Doll
Posted: September 11, 2023, 10:00 am

Lady A is coming to the market for a show and I got a chance to catch up with Charles Kelley of Lady A. I asked him "if your music could be transformed into a flavor of ice cream, what would it taste like"? Plus we touched on one year of sobriety for him.

Check out Lady A here

Author: Garret Doll
Posted: August 23, 2023, 1:00 pm

I have some bonus content for you this week. Dan + Shay are coming to the market for a show, so I was able to catch some time with Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. We talked about their new song "Save Me The Trouble", the new album "Bigger Houses" coming Sept 15 and their live show.

Check out their new song here - Save Me The Trouble

Pre-Order the new album here - Bigger Houses


Author: Garret Doll
Posted: August 10, 2023, 1:00 pm

Such a great conversation with Corey Kent. I could have continued that convo for hours. He is driven. Started his musical journey at 11. Sang with Willie Nelson and finished his college degree while touring and playing music.

Check out the Corey Kent and his music below. New album "Blacktop", new single "Something's gonna kill me"

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Author: Garret Doll
Posted: July 24, 2023, 10:00 am

This week, I spent a good bit of time getting to know Nate Smith. You may have seen him on TikTok from his song "One Of These Days" or "Wildfire". Most recently with his very first #1 song for "Whiskey On You". Did you know he sang the vocals to that song at the kitchen table and not in a studio? Find out the story behind the song on "As It Was Written - The Story Behind The Song with Nate Smith.

Host: Garret Doll

Guest: Nate Smith on Instagram

South Park even featured Nate Smith in a video on TikTok

Let me know what you think and if you have an idea for an artist that I should have on the podcast - Garret

Author: Garret Doll
Posted: June 27, 2023, 1:00 pm

Priscilla Block showed up on my FYP on TikTok 2 years ago and I sent her a DM and asked her for her song "Just About Over You" to play on the radio (before she had a record label deal and before she even had a fully produced version of it, it was that good). We get to know Priscilla and how the song "Just About Over You" came about during the pandemic. She is so much fun.

Find out more about Priscilla Block

Just About Over You

Check out the video for her new song "My Bar"

Author: Garret Doll
Posted: August 4, 2022, 10:00 am

Had the chance to talk with Jordan Davis and get the backstory on his very successful song "Buy Dirt". How did Jordan breaks the rules when asking Luke Bryan to be a part of the song? We find out the answer to that and what Jordan was doing when the idea came about for the song.

Leave a review and a rating. Let me know what you think.

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Author: Garret Doll
Posted: March 24, 2022, 11:00 am

"One Of Them Girls" was such a huge success for Lee Brice last year - we had to get "The Story Behind The Song"

Learn more about Lee Brice

Rate, review and subscribe. More great stories coming soon - g

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Author: Garret Doll
Posted: February 25, 2022, 12:00 pm

Get the backstory of the song "Flower Shops" by Ernest! We'll get to know Ernest, a man of may names and talents!

Guest: Ernest Offical Website

Host: Garret Doll

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Author: Garret Doll
Posted: January 31, 2022, 10:00 am

I’ve always been in love with Music…..  I tried to be “musical” if you will, but that didn’t work out so well.  However, I did have a love for listening to music. This is the beginning of “As it was written.  The story behind the song”. In 2022 we will begin a journey into the life of a song from the songwriter. Let’s get to know the songwriter.  Where did the idea come from?  How long did it take to write it? Where did you write it? Who did you write with?  Where did you record it? Let’s be a sponge in the world of music. Let’s come together for a song.

Author: Garret Doll
Posted: January 26, 2022, 1:00 pm

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