Johnny Garcia

(Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Joe Nichols, Collin Raye, Susan Ashton)


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"When I hit my overdrive, I forget that it’s on, and start speaking to the audience, with my guitar being the only voice in the room. Centavo."
Johnny Garcia


Johnny Garcia is a guitarist, producer and publisher from south Texas. Johnny arrived in Nashville in June of 1991 to audition as lead guitarist for Trisha Yearwood at the onset of her career. He rose to the top of a crop of many guitarists from 5 days of auditions and was granted the position. In 1992 he was promoted to Music Director / band leader of all of Yearwood’s touring and television performances all over the world and still holds the position. Furthermore, he was hired by Garth Brooks as his lead guitarist in 2000 through 2020. Garcia is currently on the Yearwood Tour.

Beyond his successes as a Nashville guitarist / music director, Johnny has also ventured into other facets of the music industry as a music publisher, record producer, studio musician and songwriter. Listed below are a few of Johnny’s accomplishments.


Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Joe Nichols, Collin Raye, Susan Ashton.
(other noted performances): George Jones, Tanya Tucker, B.B. King, Lee Brice, Steve Wariner, Huey Lewis, Billy Joel, Kelsea Ballerini, Don Henley, Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt, etc.

Publishing Companies:
Swat Music Group (co-owner 2012-2015), Busy At Play Publishing, Inc.

Writers employed:
Bridgette Tatum, Brad Crisler, Dave Gibson, Jay Brunswick, Greg Crowe, Michael Howard, Josh Dunne, Jayce Hein, Sarah Ryder, Jolivi Pedersen, Brian Carper, etc.

Publishing cuts:
Jason Aldean, Parmalee, Trace Adkins, Brett Eldridge, Radio Romance, Alabama, etc.

Producer credits:
Collin Raye, Sherrie Austin, Gary P. Nunn, Terra Bella, Jeremy Bowman, Rebecca Moreland, Manon Ward, Phillip Thomas, Tim Gonzales, Ricardo Castillon, JR. Castillo, Nick Riggins, Ashley Norton, Lauren Vessio, Roy Solis, etc.

Recording credits:
Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Collin Raye, Sherrie Austin, Martina McBride, Susan Ashton, Alabama, Jesse James, etc.

Television appearances:
ACM’s, CMA’s, The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Regis and Cathy Lee, Ellen, The View, Fox and Friends, SNL, various NBC Specials, Kimmel, etc.