Q&A with FMG headliner Andy Grammer

Andy Grammer will perform at Meijer Gardens Sunday, July 23, 2023.

Andy Grammer has been described as a “troubadour” who empowers audiences with stomping, stadium-size pop anthems meant to be shared at full volume.

Andy Grammer lets his family man persona shine through in a Q&A with Grand Rapids Magazine. Courtesy photo.

He is set to perform in front of a sold out audience at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday, July 23, 2023.

After listening to some of his hits, two that I knew quite well, but didn’t know I knew (“Honey, I’m good” and “Keep Your Head Up”),  I decided I wanted to know more about the man behind the cheery lyrics and curveball key changes.


GR Mag: Ever performed at the Frederik Meijer Gardens before?
AG: I have, it’s amazing! Pretty sure I came through on a tour with Gavin DeGraw.

GR Mag: That concert was in 2016 and reportedly cut short by lightening. How DO you keep your head up?
Honestly, music fills me up. Not sure where I’d be without it.

On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most, how personal are your lyrics?
AG: Ten. Everything for me starts with the lyric. If I can truly capture something I’m going through I find it resonates.

GR Mag: Relationship status?
Married 11 years!

GR Mag: Kids?
Two sweeeeeet little ladies.

GR Mag: What’s an ideal summer night look like to Andy Grammer?
AG: Music and friends in the backyard with my two little girls, six and three, running around being chaotic.

GR Mag: Do you plan on doing any sightseeing in Michigan while you’re here?
AG: I got some family here on my wife’s side so I might to try get a family lunch in.

GR Mag: In 100 years, what do you want to be remembered for?
AG: Reminding people this life is incredible even if there is a lot of cynicism out there.

GR Mag: Which is better, New York or LA?
AG: New York has better pizza LA has better weather.

GR Mag: Answer of the above question vs. Nashville?
AG: Nashville is incredible for a musician/family balance but Los Angeles still has my heart.

GR Mag: Where’s home?
Los Angeles has been my home for a long time now. It’s a town for dreamers and I need to be around that. It fills me.

GR Mag: Biggest milestone?
AG: Building a genuine fan base of incredible humans who love to sing with me everywhere I tour.

GR Mag: Biggest milestone – professional or personal – that you hope to achieve that hasn’t happened yet?
Just brought my family out on tour for a week and being able to have both is rare and incredible.

GR Mag: What’s next for Andy Grammer?
AG: Feeling blessed to have been doing this for long and still feel like I’m just getting started. A LOT of new music coming.

GR Mag: Thank you, Andy Grammer. Keep spreading those positive vibes.

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