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Grant Maloy Smith's Electronic Press Kit for Talent Buyers

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This is the first of several pages of EPK (electronic press kit) information about Grant Maloy Smith. Please use the links above to go to the other pages, which contain downloadable headshots, lists of Grant's awards, the venues he's played around the world, his appearances on radio, television and film, critical reviews of his words, and press appearances.

Very Short Bio

Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow Country Breakout charting songwriter of American Roots music. His album, APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES, earned rave reviews from Americana Highways, MusicRow Magazine, Bluegrass Today, Roots Music Report, and more. His previous 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 Country Breakout charting songwriter of American Roots music. His album, APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES, earned rave reviews from Americana Highways, MusicRow Magazine, Bluegrass Today, Roots Music Report, and more. His previous 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 made a second appearance at Carnegie Hall in April 2022, and Lincoln Center in 2021. In 2022 he released a critically-acclaimed Christmas album called, THE CHRISTMAS HEART: ROOTS MUSIC FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

 

Medium Bio

Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow Country Breakout charting songwriter of American Roots music. His album APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES, earned rave reviews from Americana Highways, MusicRow Magazine, Bluegrass Today, Roots Music Report, and more. His previous 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 made a second appearance at Carnegie Hall in April 2022, and Lincoln Center in 2021. In 2022 he released a critically-acclaimed Christmas album called, THE CHRISTMAS HEART: ROOTS MUSIC FOR THE HOLIDAYS. In 2020 he was inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame in Hollywood.

 

Critics have raved about his music, including NO DEPRESSION magazine:

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

AMERICANA HIGHWAY magazine:

“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. I’d be the first to say it’s so.”

 

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Grant's song “Man Of Steel” has been adopted by the National Veterans Foundation (www.nvf.org) as their official theme song. The video can be seen on the NVF.org website, Grant's website, and Grant's YouTube channel.

 

Grant's 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 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.
The follow-up album, APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES, was released to great acclaim in 2021, and features A-list Nashville players like Rob Ickes, Trey Hensely, Jeff Taylor, Mike Johnson, and more. A third album in the series, MISSISSIPPI: AMERICAN STORIES, is due out in 2024.


Grant Maloy Smith is a member of the CMA (Country Music Association), AMA (Americana Music Assocation), TCMA (Texas Country Music Association), NARAS (The GRAMMYS®), and is the co-founder of the Indie Collaborative, a group of more than 2,000 independent musicians and music industry professionals. His music is distributed by Sony's The Orchard.

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