Paul Garner

Smoky Mountans Songwriters Festival, Paul Garner, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TNPaul is a songwriter/performer currently living with his wife and 2 children in Selma, Alabama. He has been a singer his entire life, growing in the church choir and performing in several school musicals, but didn’t play an instrument. His father Walter was a singer/performer and offered to teach him how to play the guitar since he could walk. Paul finally took him up on it when he turned 35, and for 15 years, he has not quit playing

Paul grew up listening to county legends like Merle, George, Waylon and Willie, and you will hear their influence is his writings. And while talking to him you would think the fun, happy songs would be natural, he will be the first to tell you writing a good “drowning in your whiskey” tune is what he loves.