Congratulations on the success of your latest single, “A Song You Can Drink A Beer To.” What inspired you to record that particular song?
When I heard the song, I knew I wanted to record it because it’s a song everyone can relate to. No matter what you are experiencing in life, be it good or bad, you always need a song to drink a beer to. Music can take you places in life! It was co-written by Reba’s niece and that is just an added benefit.
Do you play any instruments, other than being an amazing vocalist?
Not really. I dabble in piano and guitar. Back in High School I played Saxaphone, but have not touched it in years.
Were you involved with music as a teenager? bands back then? How did you get started?
Yes I was involved…all I did was music, I was in bands with musicians alot older than me. Actually that was a benefit because I got more experience by playing out in clubs and festivals. Of course my parents always had to be there but they have always been supportive. I feel that if I was in bands with people my own age, I would have just been in the basement or garage. I didn’t get invovled in any high school activties unless it was musical. Singing and writing consumed me….I love it now and I loved it then. I was a High School Student during the week but on the weekends I was an Entertainer.
How would you describe your brand of music to someone who has never heard of Gary Pratt?
Country of course. It could be described and a mix of todays country blended with older country with a twist of steel guitar. Songs about life and music that everyone can relate to. I love uptempo, ballads and I am partial to duets. Love having a girl on stage with me.
How would you describe a Gary Pratt fan?
Big-hearted, God-loving, lovable, dedicated and kind. Many of my fans that follow me on a regular basis become friends and they are truly a part of my life. I am so grateful for my Fans and Blessed to have their continued support.
What gives you the most joy when you are on stage?
Silence when I’m singing a ballad, people dancing when I sing an up-tempo song, people singing along to my songs and interacting with the audience.
Tell us about your best performance you’ve ever had? How about worst?
I would say singing at the Rocky Gap Music Festival with a band I was in -Blu River. The stage was enormous with all the large screens and the people there were all there for the Country Music. I also sang at the pre-stages at the CMA fest in Nashville- the excitement and the energy from the fans is unbelievable. The worst? I am trying to think…..nothing coming to mind right now.
What is the highlight of your music career, so far?
This new album. I am finally getting heard. The response that I am getting is awesome. I am enjoying this ride. I am up for the Joise Music Awards and up for 3 Awards through the International Singer Songwriter Association. That is really exciting.
What does Gary Pratt like to do when he’s not making music?
I work. I have another business and that keeps me extremely busy. My life consists of my business and my music. I also love the beach and try to get there anytime I can.
What is up next for you in 2021?
This album has a lot of life left in it. I would like to produce an actual video for a few songs on the new album. In addition to that, I plan on co-writing with some known writers and including some Christian songs in the mix.
Thanks Gary! We appreciate the time…