The Gig of a Lifetime
After more than 2000 entries and 6 and a half million votes, Barrett Baber - a singer/songwriter from Marion, Arkansas - won the coveted GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime and flew to L.A. to play Club Nokia during GRAMMY week 2014.
The GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime program kicked off in November 2013. Anchored by a trio of top-tier musicians Fall Out Boy, Emile Sande and Austin Mahone, our judging panel accepted over 2000 submissions by bands from across the country and across all genres, including Alternative, Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B and Country - all vying for the opportunity to be a part of the GRAMMY week celebrations and play an unforgettable gig in Los Angeles right across the street from the GRAMMY Awards themselves. After narrowing the submissions down to 40 finalists, our judging panel handed over the final vote to music fans across America, who chose to send Barrett Baber to L.A for the Gig of a Lifetime.
Barrett - who describes his music as "Roots Soul" - is a married father of one, who grew up in Marion, Arkansas across the river from Memphis, Tennessee. His music is "R&B and Country and Roots all mixed together, because that is where I was raised…"
After being announced the Gig winner, Barrett flew from his home in Arkansas to Los Angeles to participate in a whirlwind week of events during the height of GRAMMY week. Starting with a full day of press and interviews at CBS Television Studios in Hollywood, he criss-crossed the city of L.A. for photo shoots and meet and greets, culminating with his Gig of a Lifetime performance opening for the Los Angeles based band The Neighbourhood at Club Nokia.
After his Gig, Barrett enjoyed the festivities of GRAMMY weekend by soaking up the GRAMMY experience with a tour of GRAMMY rehearsals and walking the GRAMMY red carpet with his band on Sunday before the GRAMMY telecast.
Describing his experience, Barrett said "Los Angeles is an amazing place where dreams are made and to be here during GRAMMY week and participate in a GRAMMY event is just another level of excitement."
"The stars aligned at the right time for this moment to take place so my goal now is to seize that moment and make the most of it."
His new album Battlefield Us is available for purchase at www.barrettbaber.com