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About Grant Maloy Smith

Very Short Bio

Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow CountryBreakout charting songwriter of AMERICAN ROOTS music. His latest album, Dust Bowl - American Stories spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, including eleven weeks in the Top 10.

 

Short Bio

Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow CountryBreakout charting songwriter of AMERICAN ROOTS music. His latest 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 will be appearing at Lincoln Center in late 2020, and Carnegie Hall again April 2021.

 

Medium Bio

Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow CountryBreakout charting songwriter of AMERICAN ROOTS music. His latest 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 will be appearing at Lincoln Center in late 2020, and Carnegie Hall again April 2021. He has just been inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame in Hollywood. The "Bible" of American Roots music, NO DEPRESSION magazine, raved:

“… lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable…”.

 

More details

Grant's most recent album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, including eleven weeks in the TOP 10 of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as #12 on the Country Album Sales Chart, and #2 on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres). The album continues to earn rave reviews, like this one from NO DEPRESSION, the bible of American Roots music: “Grant’s ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing ... he has written A heartland masterpiece ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... sent chills down my spine ... bound to become a classic ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...”


His charming Christmas song “Fly Possum Fly” (featuring county singing sensation EmiSunshine) was both a radio single and a children’s book. Grant added book festivals and book signings to his itinerary, which continues now as a second book in the series, published by Headline Books. His song “Man Of Steel” has been selected by the National Veterans Foundation (www.nvf.org) as their official theme song.

His latest single “I See You” was released with the support of Masterpiece Living, an organization dedicated to creating better lives for our elders. And a song he wrote, “I Reckon,” was recorded by country star Jeff Clayborn, and has spent weeks on the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart in late 2019.

Grant Maloy Smith is a member of the CMA, AMA and NSAI, and is the co-founder of the Indie Collaborative, a group of more than 2000 independent musicians and music industry professionals. His music is distributed by Sony Orchard.

 
 

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Venues Played

Midatlantic

National Sylvan Theatre - DC

The Gaylord - DC

The Frederick Bandshell - MD

Ardmore Music Hall - PA

Puck - PA

Ralph Stanley Museum - VA

Sugar Hill - VA

The Epicure - VA

The Lincoln Theatre - VA

Midwest

Bishop Hill Creative - IL

JustGoods Listening Room - IL

The Gallery Cafe - IL

The Jam Lab - IL

Rockford Listening Room - IL

Quad City Times - IA

Kicker Country Stampede - KS

The Holy Cow - MO

Western

Atwater Village Theatre - CA

Clive Davis Theatre - CA

Coffee Gallery Backstage - CA

Cranes Downtown - CA

El Portal Theater - CA

Fiddler’s Crossing - CA

Harmony House - CA

Kulak's Woodshed - CA

Molly Malone’s - CA

Raleigh Studios - CA

The Fox Theatre - CA

The House of Blues - CA

The Kern County Museum - CA

The Mint - CA

The Muse on 8th - CA

The Phoenix Theatre - CA

The Troubadour - CA

VA Long Beach - CA
 

Southeast

The Office Lounge - AL

ACMA Listening Room - FL

Common Grounds Hall - FL

Sleeping Moon Cafe - FL

The Haughty Heron - FL

The Luna Star Cafe - FL

The South Florida Folk Festival

The Lyric Theatre - KY

ISIS Music Hall - NC

Rhodywood - NC

The Carolina Theater - NC

White Horse Black Mountain - NC

Awendaw Green - SC

Acoustic Coffee House - TN

Appalachian Cultural MM - TN

Belcourt Taps - TN

Blue Bird Cafe - TN

Blue Plate Special - TN

Bobby’s Idle Hour - TN

Douglas Corner Cafe - TN

Factory at Franklin - TN

Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s - TN

La Hacienda - TN

Mountain Music Museum - TN

Pros on the Row - TN

Ri’chards - TN

Saugs - TN

The Basement - TN

The Fillin’ Station - TN

The Open Chord - TN

The Station Inn - TN

The Stillery - TN

The Wellmont Reg Ctr for the Performing Arts - TN

Southwest

The Station Inn - TN

The Stillery - TN

The Wellmont Reg Ctr for the Performing Arts - TN

Two Old Hippies - TN

Sir Walter’s - WV

The Centennial Rodeo Opry - OK

Adair’s Saloon - TX

BR Vino - TX

Brigid - TX

J&O’s Cantina - TX

Lightcatcher Winery - TX

RPT’s Library - TX

Sancho’s Cantina - TX

The Allen Civic Auditorium - TX

The Gallery - TX

The Opening Bell - TX

Northeast

Dedham Square - MA

Hygienic Arts Park - CT

Spindrift Guitars - CT

Dante’s - MA

The 1867 Sanctuary - NJ

Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall - NY

Climbing Bines - NY

Feinstein’s 54/Below - NY

FLX Live - NY

Leftfield's - NY

Madiba - NY

Mocha Mayas - MA

The Hearing Room - MA

Open Book Coffee House - MA

Nuyorican Poets Cafe - NY

PreJean Winery - NY

Silvana - NY

The Bitter End - NY

Tokyo Tapas - NY

Zinc Bar - NY

AS220 - RI

Courthouse Center - RI

Jimmy’s - RI

Riverfire - RI

The Blackstone River Theater - RI

The Block Island Music Festival - RI

The Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House - RI

The Knickerbocker - RI

The Mediator - RI

The Mishnock Barn - RI

The Newport Playhouse - RI

The Pub on Park - RI

The Trap - RI

Warwick Library - RI

The Mill - VT

 

Media Appearances

Terrestrial and Satellite Radio

Nationwide and to Armed Forces Radio
KAOI 95.1 FM Hawaii

KERN 96.1 FM - Bakersfield, CA
KVML 102.7 FM - Madisonville, TX
KWS 96.1 FM - Charleston, WV
RI Public Radio 89.3 FM - Providence, RI
Red Barn Radio Show - Lexington KY
Renegade Radio - Nashville, TN
WAXM 93.5 FM - Norton, VA
WBCM 100.1 FM - Bristol, TN
WDHR 93.1 FM - Pikeville, KY
WDVX 89.9 FM “Blue Plate Special” - Knoxville, TN
WETS 89.5 FM “Studio One” - Johnson City, TN
WFHG 92.9 FM - Bristol, TN
WGCU 90.1 FM - Fort Myers, FL
WHCR 90.3 FM - New York, NY
WHRO 90.3 FM “Acoustic Highway Show” (NPR) - Norfolk, VA
WJJM 94.3 FM - Lewisburg, TN
WKNY 1490 AM - New York, NY
WLRN 91.3 FM - “Folk & Acoustic Music with Michael Stock” - Miami, FL
WMEV 93.9 FM - Marion, VA
WMMT 88.7 FM “Appalachian Attitude” - Whitesburg, KY
WMOT 89.5 FM - Franklin, TN
WNKX 96.7 FM - Centerville, TN
WPKN 89.5 FM - Bridgeport, CT
WPWT 96.3 FM/870 AM - Blountville, TN
WRIU 90.3 FM - Kingston, RI
WVMR 1370 AM - Dunmore, WV
WVTF 89.1 FM “Roots Down” (PBS) - Roanoke, VA
WXCC 96.5 FM - Pikeville, KY
WXCI 91.7 FM - Danbury, CT
WYTI 1570 AM - Rocky Mount, VA
The Tim White Bluegrass Show - Syndicated nationwide

“The Free Country Eagle” Terneuzen FM (Netherlands)

Television
EKB-TV "Mountain Music" - Prestonsburg, KY
KBFX-TV (Fox) - Bakersfield, CA
KERO-TV (ABC) - Bakersfield, CA
KSNT-TV (NBC) - Topeka, KS
KTLA-TV (ABC) - Topeka, KS
KWTV (CBS) - Oklahoma City, OK
WBIR-TV (NBC) “Live at Five at Four” - Knoxville, TN
WBKO-TV (ABC) - Bowling Green, KY
WCNC-TV (NBC) - Charlotte, NC
WCYB-TV (NBC) - Bristol, VA
WDAF-TV (Fox) - Kansas City, MO
WFSB-TV (CBS) - Hartford
WIBW-TV (CBS) - Topeka, KS
WJAR-TV (NBC) “Coffee Break” - Cranston, RI
WJHL-TV (CBS) - Johnson City, TN
WQAD-TV (ABC) - Moline, IL
WSAZ-TV (NBC) - Charleston, WV
WSLS-TV (NBC) - Roanoke, VA
WZTV-TV (Fox) "Rock & Review" - Nashville, TN
Song Of The Mountains (PBS) - Syndicated Nationwide
Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour (PBS) - Syndicated

 

Internet Radio Shows

Nationwide and to Armed Forces Radio

The David Bowers Show - internet/syndicated

Somewhere in Time with Jeff Hyman

Life Changes Network with Filippe Voltaggio

The Pat Stone Show

The David Harrington Show

In Search of a Song with Rich Reardin

Open the Door Radio with DJ Victoria

Spectrum Internet Radio with Peter Englefield (UK)

The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman (UK)

The Fyre And Ice Show

 

Awards

2020 Josie Awards Nominee: Artist of the Year, Traditional Western/Country

2020 Josie Awards Nominee: Entertainer of the Year, Male

2020 Josie Awards Nominee: EP of the Year, Country - "Our Country, Vol. I"

2020 Indie Music Hall of Fame Inductee

2020 Indie Music Channel Winner: Best Americana Song - “Way Down Low”
2020 Indie Music Channel Winner: Best Americana Songwriter - “Way Down Low”
2020 Indie Music Channel Winner: Best Video under $5k - “I See You”
2020 Indie Music Channel Winner: Best Folk Song - “Way Down Low”
2020 International Songwriter Day Official Selection: “I See You”
2020 HMMA Hollywood Music in Media Awards Nominated Best Country Artist “I Reckon”
2019 NewSong Music Awards Nominee for Best Songwriter (top 3)
2019 Indie Music Channel Winner of Best Classic Country Artist for “I Reckon”
2019 Indie Music Channel Nominated Best Classic Country Artist for “Man Of Steel”
2019 AMG Heritage Awards Nominee: Songwriter of the Year
2019 AMG Heritage Awards Nominee: Best New Artist of the Year
2019 AMG Heritage Awards Nominee: Song of the Year “Man Of Steel”
2019 NewSong Music/LEAF Nominee: Best Singer/Songwriter
2019 NewSong Music/LEAF Nominee: Best Music Performance & Songwriting
2019 IMC Radio Music Awards Winner: Best Americana Artist “I Reckon”
2019 Clouzine Awards Winner: Best Christian Song “Always” (vocalist)
2018 AMG Heritage Awards Nominee: Songwriter of the Year
2018 AMG Heritage Awards Nominee:Male Vocalist Of The Year
2018 Indie Acoustic Project Best CDs of 2017 Finalist: “Dust Bowl - American Stories”
2017 59th Grammy Awards for Assistant Producer on “Presidential Suites”
2017 59th Grammy Awards for Assistant Producer on “Spoken At Midnight"
2017 Indie Music Channel Winner Best Americana Artist
2017 Indie Music Channel Winner Best American Roots Song “Old Black Roller”
2017 Josie Music Awards Folk/Bluegrass/Americana Category Nominated Artist of the Year
2017 Hollywood Music In Media Awards Winner Best Americana/Folk/Acoustic Song “Old Black Roller”
2016 Indie Music Channel Winner of Best Folk Artist
2016 USA Songwriting Competition SXSW Showcase Performer
2016 Song Of The Year Semifinalist “You Don't Have to Love Me Back”
2016 IMSTA Songwriting Competition Finalist
2016 CT Folk Festival Grassy Hill Songwriter Award Finalist
2015 SingerUniverse Winner Best Vocalist Of The Month “Your Fire”
2015 ASA Australian Songwriters Awards Top 30 “Your Fire”
2014 SingerUniverse Winner Best Vocalist Of The Month “Old Black Roller”

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