C.J. Garton was born August 21 and raised on a small ranch in Bristow Oklahoma . With family deeply rooted in country music, C.J. was exposed to the sound of steel guitar solos and deep country vocals from the time he was born. It was only natural that he would one day find himself following what he had always known. Ever since he could remember he would look to his father ( Clinton Garton Sr. )mentoring his merle haggard stylings and southern rock guitar licks. As his inspiration grew with age so did his talents. His first exposure to media was at the young age of eleven months where he was pictured strumming a guitar and singing before his family's appearance at the Western Heritage Country music Show.