Andy Griggs


Andy Griggs Trivia


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    • His band is called ward 8.

    • His greatest career thrill is recording with Waylon Jennings.

    • He graduated from River Oaks High School in 1991.

    • One of his non-musical influences is Terry Bradshaw.

    • His favorite vacation spot is Alaska.

    • His biggest character flaw is always running late.

    • Andy: I used You Won't Ever Be Lonely as a foundation, of course. But I tried to make Freedom a little more extreme, a little more to the right and left – a bit more jagged on the blues side and a bit more hardcore as far as the old country style. I guess the biggest difference between making the first record and the second is that I think I know me a little better.

    • He has had four billboard top ten singles with none of them hitting the number one position.

    • In 1999 Andy was Billboard's & R&R's Top New Male Vocalist.

    • Some of his musical influences are Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Larry Sparks.

    • Andy's hobbies are fishing and hunting.

    • He has one gold album: You Won't Ever Be Lonely.

    • Andy: There's a big variety of music inside of me. I think people have heard it when I sing and play live. But I felt like it was missing on my records. It's nothing for me to listen to KISS and then put on a Bill Monroe record. There's a lot of room in between those two.

    • Andy was nominated for the Vocal event of the year 2003 for "The Truth About Men" (Tracy Byrd, Andy Griggs, Montgomery Gentry and Blake Shelton).

    • Andy talking about his anual archery competion at the CMA festival: It started as a joke more than anything else. I hate golf, and I don't like to play with serious golfers. As much as I want to support charity, I was sick of having to go out on a golf course to do it. So what's something else that's fun? Well, I hunt with Blake Shelton, Tracy Byrd and Craig Morgan and I knew there were several others who hunted, too. Obviously, firearms wouldn't work with crowds. What about archery? I thought there probably wouldn't even be 100 to show up. It was huge! And it's gotten bigger and bigger each year.

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