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Interview with Grubs and Grooves

Updated: Sep 2, 2020

We are in the midst of two big food events - the start of college football season and Labor Day. The former of course brings all-day tailgating and the latter means backyard cookouts. We caught up and chatted with rising country artist, Lloyd Carter, to talk about what he has coming up musically and to find out his go-to recipes for cookouts or tailgates.

Thanks for talking with us! What was life like growing up in South Georgia? I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! Aside from blistering heat and gnats in the summer, I would say it’s the perfect place for me. I was born in Valdosta, Georgia, but I grew up in the small town of Lakeland about twenty miles out of town. Lakeland is a super small town and to this day still doesn’t have a traffic light.

So how did you get into music? As long as I can remember, I have always had a love for it. My dad’s side of the family had a gospel quartet called the Carter Family. They would travel up and down the road and played at any church that would open the doors and welcome them. My mom was in radio for thirteen years, but she never really had any musical talent. She would always say, “Son all I could ever play was Hell.”

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