Travis Garland is a singer, songwriter and producer originally hailing from Lubbock, Texas. From a very young age, Travis grew up singing and acting in church choir, school plays and community theater. While receiving extensive training in music & theater at the school for the performing arts, Travis entered a nationwide talent search at age 14 where he beat out thousands of other performers and landed an agent and manager in Los Angeles, California.
Soon after moving to LA, Travis was approached to join boyband NLT (Not Like Them). The group signed a deal with Geffen/Interscope Records and began recording with Ryan Tedder, The Underdogs and Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins among others. The group's Timbaland-produced single "She Said, I Said (Time We Let Go)" went on to crack Top 40 at pop radio. After opening for the Pussycat Dolls and headlining their own tour, the group eventually ran its course and parted ways.
From there, Travis shifted his focus to songwriting. After signing a solo deal with Interscope Records, he began working with super-producer Nate "Danja" Hills. He premiered his self-written debut single "Believe" as a special guest performer on American Idol and was named an MTV Buzzworthy Artist to Watch.
From there, Garland decided to branch out on his own as an independent artist. He released a number of free EP's - the 007 inspired Last Man Standing, Fashionably Late, and the follow up installment - Fashionably Late vol. II - which received attention from the likes of Billboard, Hypebeast, Noisey, The Los Angeles Times, BET and MTV. He teamed up with Grammy-nominated production team The Stereotypes to craft his long-awaited debut album. The self-titled record was released independently in 2013 and went on to break the Top 5 on the iTunes R&B chart, with Garland writing, engineering and vocal producing most of the album himself. He later headlined the aptly titled, Fashionably Late Tour.
In 2015, Travis followed up his debut album with the free EP - Uppers + Downers. This darker alt-R&B project showcased his evolution as an artist and featured Garland not only songwriting and engineering, but producing most of the records as well. He co-headlined a US tour following up the EP. After releasing a number of viral covers on YouTube, Garland put out the self-written & produced single "Curvin Everybody" in 2017.
Since then, Travis has been back in the studio working on new music. In his downtime he writes for other artists, directs videos, sings on Dancing With the Stars and does covers on YouTube, racking up over half a million subscribers and over 100 million views to date. He's partnered with brands such as Vitamin Water, La Croix, Caesar's Palace and Pepsi. And in October of 2019, he released the self-written & produced single "Put Down Your Phone" as the first teaser off his upcoming project.