Virginia born and Florida raised Grayson Rogers didn’t always have music on the mind. This twenty-five-year-old singer and musician actually began as an athlete, with aspirations of someday playing in the NFL. With the odds already being slim of getting to play professional football and Rogers realizing it was time to refocus his energies on something more attainable, he began to wonder what direction his life would take him.
One day, as Rogers was riding in a car with his friends, he began to sing along to the radio. His friends agreed that he needed to consider auditioning for a show like American Idol. Knowing that his life path was taking a turn, Rogers took the suggestion seriously and decided to enter local karaoke contests.
To my surprise, I started winning! So, I took up some singing lessons, put together a band and starting playing locally in southwest Florida. First, it was all cover songs and then I started writing my own music. My fan base kept growing bigger and bigger, and I grew a passion for entertaining. The rest is history!
With a growing fan base and the confidence to pursue music increasing inside of Rogers, he began to gear his songwriting toward music he knew his fans would love. To him, that means inputting a lot of energy into his songs, allowing him to, likewise, pour an abundance of energy into his shows. Lucky for Rogers, he has been able to bring that high energy to the stage as an opener for major acts like Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and Jake Owen. Being out there with superstars like these three No. 1 artists influenced Rogers on stage and off.
On the subject of off stage, Rogers also just released his newest single “Floatin’” in June. He describes the song as a “feel-good summer jam” that was produced by Lee Brice‘s frequent producer, Matt McClure. “He absolutely killed it!” Rogers exclaimed.
The excitement Rogers emits when he discusses his music could be directly related to the impact he knows he has the ability to make on others. He sees that he, personally, has the ability to touch and change people’s lives with his words. Rogers takes that role as a musician to heart and strives to better himself and others with the talent he was gifted.
I’m just a guy trying to use the gifts that God gave me to help make people’s days better. There’s no greater feeling than knowing your music, or your show changed someone’s life, or made their day just a little bit better. I volunteer with Musicians on Call, and man! Just seeing the impact that a song can have in just 3 tiny minutes…it’s incredible!