If you haven’t heard Todd Barrow’s name, you definitely will. He is making a name for himself in the country world, and he is an artist to watch. The Texas songwriter has received quite a few accolades for his work already, including a PRSA Award of Excellence and an Akademia Award for Best Country Album. He got an artist spotlight in Alternative Roots Magazine, American Pride Magazine, and AVA Radio. The musician was also featured on television shows such as Good Morning Texas with Jerry Matheny and Texas Music Café on PBS.
Barrow even got to share the stage with some notable country stars like singer Miranda Lambert’s band, and Fort Worth Producer of the Year Bart Rose. Todd’s success definitely comes from his hard work and natural talent, but the most compelling part about his music is that it comes from his heart.
Todd’s music style is not old man country. I mean, he definitely draws inspiration from legendary country musicians like Hank Williams and Johny Cash, but he keeps his melodies modern. In addition to his success as a songwriter, Barrow plays almost every instrument, including guitar, piano, mandolin, harmonica, and drums.
“If I can put a smile on someone’s face through song, well, that just means the world to me,” the singer expressed. “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.”
As it turns out, it truly was his heart that gained Barrow audiences all over the world. Todd Barrow’s most recent single was co-written by Sonny Burgess and called “The House That Love Built.” If you haven’t listened to the song, you definitely should; it was featured on RightNow TV and was also honored by PRSA Fort Worth for its help with fundraising on behalf of the Ronald McDonald house.
Todd has been slowly climbing the country music ladder and keeps becoming more and more recognizable. The singer was featured in the lineup for Bo’s Extravaganza festival at John Schneider’s studio with other popular artists, including Kid Rock and Tom Wopat from Dukes of Hazzard. His music even made its way to other countries; his single “Hot Southern Night,” was played by Italy Radio 6.75.
Although his career mainly focused on songwriting for a while, Todd Barrow is really making it as a musician. His latest single just came out, and you should definitely check it out. It’s about love during COVID-19, so many of us could relate, and it has a fun beat to it.
Todd Barrow is also a proud member 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 Association, and the Bayou Country Music Association.