'The Independent Music Show Magazine' November 2019 - Page 7

Todd Barrow

Featured Artist


Todd Barrow is making a name

for himself as a country artist to

watch. The Texas singer-songwriter

has racked up more than a few accolades,

from a PRSA Award of Excellence, an

Akademia Award for Best Country Album, and

an artist spotlight in Alternative Roots Magazine,

American Pride Magazine and AVA Radio. He has

appeared on television shows including Good

Morning Texas with Jerry Matheny and Texas Music

Café on PBS. He’s even shared the stage and studio with

some of country music’s heaviest hitters, from CMA

musicians in Miranda Lambert’s band to Fort Worth

Producer of the Year Bart Rose. But it’s more than just

Todd’s success to date that makes him such a c

ompelling country artist. What’s most readily

apparent in Todd Barrow’s music is his heart. 

Todd’s music is no country for old men. While he

undoubtedly draws his sonic influence from titans

like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, his melodies skew modern. He plays almost every instrument, from piano

to guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and drums, and the

multi-instrumentalist doubles as a songwriter for

himself as well as for other artists. “"If I can put a

smile on someone’s face through song, well that just

means the world to me,” he says. “I try to get to the

real heart and soul of a song. To me, it's not just

words but a story, and I do my best to portray that

with every line. That’s my main draw to country

music; the stories, the people, and the sincerity that

comes from the heart." 

It’s precisely that heart that has won over audiences

around the world. Todd Barrow’s recent single, “The

House That Love Built”, co-written with Sonny Burgess,

was featured on RightNow TV and was honored by PRSA

Fort Worth for its fundraising efforts on behalf of the

Ronald McDonald house. Todd was featured in the lineup

for Bo’s Extravaganza festival at John Schneider’s Studio, alongside such artists as Kid Rock and Tom Wopat from

Dukes of Hazzard. He has received radio airplay from Italy Radio 6.75 for his single “Hot Southern Night”. 

Todd Barrow just released his latest single, “Hell and Back,” written by longtime Nashville songwriter Lonnie Ratliff, and is hard at work on new music in the studio. Todd is a proud member of the Harry Fox Agency, the Country Music Association, the International Singer-Songwriters Association, the Texas Music Office, BMI, the Fort Worth Songwriters Association, American Music Podcasting, the NSAIDFW Songwriters Association, the Dallas Songwriters Association, the British Country Music Association and the Bayou Country Music Association.