JARROD BARRIER

AJarrod Barrier is a singer-songwriter currently based in North Alabama. He was raised in a musical family and has been writing songs since he was a teenager. While attending college at the University of Alabama, he was introduced to another guitar-pickin’ North Alabama native by the name of Wayne Mills. They quickly developed a close friendship, which led to Wayne Mills recording a number of his songs, including “Crossin’ Dixie,” “Alabama Blues,” and “Redneck Hippie.” Never pursuing music professionally, Jarrod has just recently become involved with the Last Honky Tonk Music Series, which was created to honor his fallen friend. This association with such a passionate group of talented writers and musicians has inspired numerous new songs and collaborations, including “Outlaw Baby,” which is a duet with Brigitte London released on her latest album, Bayou. Major influences include American singer-songwriters, such as Guy Clark, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, and Merle Haggard.