Grant Maloy Smith® is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow CountryBreakout charting songwriter of AMERICAN ROOTS music. His latest album, APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES is getting rave reviews, including:
“If you took a few ounces of Willie Nelson and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, mixed them carefully, Grant Maloy Smith would appear ...One day we’ll be talking about how Grant Maloy Smith is a national treasure – like John Prine.”
~ John Apice, Americana Highways
His album, DUST BOWL: AMERICAN STORIES, spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, including eleven weeks in the Top 10. Grant made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2018 and has won numerous awards, including two Grammy® certificates. He performed at Lincoln Center in 2021 and Carnegie Hall for a second time in 2022.
Grant's passion is bringing American history (including our native peoples) and culture to life with his music. So far, his AMERICAN STORIES series of albums has captured the essence of the Dust Bowl and Appalachia, and the Mississippi River is next. He released a unique American Roots and Gospel Christmas album called THE CHRISTMAS HEART in late 2022.
He will release his third American Stories series album in 2024, about the influence of the mighty Mississippi River on American culture.
Supporting Women, Veterans, Our Elders, and Indie Musicians
Grant supports: the fair treatment of women everywhere.
Grant is also a huge advocate for our veterans. His song "Man Of Steel" is the official theme song of the National Veterans Foundation.
Grant believes that our oldest citizens should be treated with dignity and respect. His song "I See You" the the official theme song of Masterpiece Living, a multi-discipline organization that supports them.
Grant is the co-founder of the Indie Collaborative, a group that supports and advocates for independent musicians all over the world.