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About Grant Maloy Smith

Very Short Bio

Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow Country Breakout charting songwriter of American Roots music. His latest album, APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES, is earning 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 latest album, APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES, is earning 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 will be appearing at Carnegie Hall again April 2022, and Lincoln Center in December 2021.

 

Medium Bio

Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow Country Breakout charting songwriter of American Roots music. His latest album, APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES, is earning 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 will be appearing at Carnegie Hall again April 2022, and Lincoln Center in December 2021. He has just been inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame in Hollywood. 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…”.

AMERICANA HIGHWAY magazine says:

“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.”

 

More details...

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, is due for release in June 2021, and features A-list Nashville players like Rob Ickes, Trey Hensely, Jeff Taylor, Mike Johnson, and more.

Grant Maloy Smith is a member of the CMA (Country Music Association), AMA (Americana Music Assocation), NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), 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 Orchard.

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EPK: Headshots

Headshots

Downloadable images that you can use for press, posters, media. Use the downward arrow icon at the upper left side of any headshot to save it to your computer.

EPK: Pro Gallery
EPK: Venues
Large Theatre

These are some of the places that Grant has played over the years. The list scrolls.

Region
Venue
Location
Country

Venues Played

Awards
Trophies

These are some of the awards that Grant has won over the years. The list scrolls.

Award Org
Year
Type
Work
Award Name

MUSIC Awards

Appearances

These are some of Grant's media appearances since 2017. The list scrolls.

Type
Station
Location
URL
Radio, Internet
In Search of a Song with Rich Reardin
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
Life Changes Network with Filippe Voltaggio
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
Open the Door Radio with DJ Victoria
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
Red Barn Radio Show
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Radio, Internet
Renegade Radio
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Radio, Internet
Somewhere in Time with Jeff Hyman
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
Sounds Good Radio with Mark Waters (UK)
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
Spectrum Internet Radio with Peter Englefield (UK)
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
Star Events Online (UK)
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
The Big Fat Joey Show
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
The David Bowers Show
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
The Frye and Ice Show
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman (UK)
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
The Mike Wagner Show
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
The Pat Stone Show
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Internet
The Songwriter Show with Sam Speron
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Terrestrial
Armed Forces Radio (Worldwide)
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Terrestrial
Free Country Eagle FM
Terneuzen Netherlands
Radio, Terrestrial
KAOI 95.1 FM
Hawaii, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
KERN 96.1 FM
Bakersfield, California, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
KVML 102.7 FM
Madisonville, Texas, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
KWS 96.1 FM
Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
RI Public Radio 89.3 FM
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WAXM 93.5 FM
Norton, Virginia, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WBCM 100.1 FM
Bristol, Tennessee, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WDHR 93.1 FM
Pikeville, Kentucky, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WDVX 89.9 FM “Blue Plate Special”
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WETS 89.5 FM “Studio One with Dave Carter”
Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WFHG 92.9 FM
Bristol, Tennessee, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WGCU 90.1 FM “Three Song Stories”
Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WHCR 90.3 FM
New York, New York, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WHRO 90.3 FM “Acoustic Highway Show” (NPR)
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WIOX 91.3 FM “Mostly Folk with Artie Martello”
Roxbury, New York, USA
https://www.buzzsprout.com/1217216/9815151
Radio, Terrestrial
WJJM 94.3 FM
Lewisburg, Tennessee, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WKCR 91.3 FM “The Tennessee Border Show with Sam Seliger”
New York, New York, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WKNY 1490 AM
New York, New York, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WLRN 91.3 FM “Folk & Acoustic Music with Michael Stock”
Miami, Florida, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WMEV 93.9 FM
Marion, Virginia, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WMMT 88.7 FM “Appalachian Attitude”
Whitesburg, Kentucky, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WMOT 89.5 FM
Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WNKX 96.7 FM
Centerville, Tennessee, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WPKN 89.5 FM
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WPWT 96.3 FM / 870 AM
Blountville, Tennessee, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WRIU 90.3 FM
Kingston, Rhode Island, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WVMR 1370 AM
Dunmore, West Virginia, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WVTF 89.1 “Roots Down” (PBS)
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WXCC 96.5 FM
Pikeville, Kentucky, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WXCI 91.7 FM
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Radio, Terrestrial
WYTI 1570 AM
Rocky Mount, Virginia, USA
Radio, Terrestrial and Internet
Radio Fantastica with Daniela Celella (NY/Italy)
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Terrestrial and Internet
Armed Forces Radio
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Terrestrial and Internet
Rock and Review with Eric Dahl (iHeart Radio)
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Terrestrial and Internet
Steve Martin’s Unreal Bluegrass
Worldwide Syndication
Radio, Terrestrial and Internet
The Tim White Bluegrass Show
Worldwide Syndication
Television
EKB-TV “Mountain Music”
Prestonburg, Kentucky, USA
Television
KBFX-TV (Fox)
Bakersfield, California, USA
Television
KERO-TV (ABC)
Bakersfield, California, USA
Television
KSNT-TV (NBC)
Topeka, Kansas, USA
Television
KTLA-TV (ABC)
Topeka, Kansas, USA
Television
KWTV (CBS)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Television
Song of the Mountains (PBS)
Marion, Virginia, USA
Television
The Joanne Phillips Show (NYC area)
New York, New York, USA
Television
WBIR-TV (NBC) “Live at Five at Four”
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Television
WBKO-TV (ABC)
Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
Television
WCNC-TV (NBC)
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Television
WCYB-TV (NBC)
Bristol, Virginia, USA
Television
WDAF-TV (Fox)
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Television
WFSB-TV (CBS)
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Television
WIBW-TV (CBS)
Topeka, Kansas, USA
Television
WJAR-TV (NBC) “Coffee Break”
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Television
WJHL-TV (CBS)
Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
Television
WQAD-TV (ABC)
Moline, Illinois, USA
Television
WSAZ-TV (NBC)
Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Television
WSLS-TV (NBC)
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Television
WYMT-TV (CBS)
Hazard, Kentucky, USA
https://www.wymt.com/2021/04/18/artist-with-kentucky-roots-seeking-to-bring-sound-of-appalachia-to-the-world/
Television
WZTV (Fox) “Rock & Review”
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Television
Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour (PBS)
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
EPK: Appearances

REVIEWS

Grant has received extremely positive press coverage of his recent albums. Here are just a few highlights:

APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES, released 25 June 2021

“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.”
~AMERICANA HIGHWAYS

Link to the article

“Appalachia: American Stories comes across with such absolute authenticity. …the arrangements shine with such craft and consistency…”
~BLUEGRASS TODAY

Link to the article

“Grant Maloy Smith’s countrified tenor makes the album whole as he relates his stories with poignant effectiveness and comforting warmth. Appalachia: American Stories has what we’ve come to expect from Smith…”
~ROOTS MUSIC REPORT

Link to the article

“Smith has a penetrating, searing tenor voice that brings his lyrics of everyday Americans vividly to life…(in) this piercing, country-folk ode to coal miners.”
~Robert K Oermann

MUSICROW MAGAZINE

Link to the article

“Grant Maloy Smith has delivered a musical tapestry with his new album, APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES. His strong, heartfelt vocals and guitar work speak of a different time when music rang freely from through the mountains and from old porches! Smith is keeping this tradition alive for future generations.”
~Eric Dahl, Host of Fox 17 Rock and Review, Nashville, and writer for

MAVERICK MAGAZINE

"In a time when Appalachia is still commonly presented in a negative light, Grant Maloy Smith’s album APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES is a welcome and very well-performed recompense."
~Dale Farmer, writer-director of the award-winning motion picture

THE MOUNTAIN MINOR

“…a snapshot of the things that (Appalachia) has been through … his husky and raw vocals, authentic in their delivery, add to the weight and emotion…in this digital age, packaging and artwork has been an afterthought for most, but…Smith takes it one step further as a forty page booklet takes you through the stories behind each song.”
~MAVERICK MAGAZINE

Link to the article

DUST BOWL: AMERICAN STORIES, released 1 June 2017

“…songs that have the lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie, as intense as John Trudell and dusted with the trials and tribulations of Tom Joad – Steinbeck and ‘The Grapes of Wrath’…Grant’s music … is filled with outlaw-Appalachia, Depression-era folk, railroad spikes, Oklahoma crude and hospitality with Guthrie determination…a reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan (“Not Dark Yet,” “Mississippi”) -- and it’s that good, that memorable ... Grant’s ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing. This is Grant Maloy Smith’s “Nebraska” and he has written a heartland masterpiece.”

~NO DEPRESSION MAGAZINE

Link to the article

"From the opening track, 'Old Black Roller'… this album hums, rolls and churns. The album's biggest standout is the rousing song ‘I Come From America’ — inspired by the Woody Guthrie anthem ‘This Land is Your Land.’”

~THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Link to the article

“Smith’s songs are sweet, sad, defiant and full of sentimentality … There’s not a hint of cynicism or guile. Smith is old-fashioned and the music has old-fashioned values…. The players are all first-rate… ‘Dust Bowl – American Stories’ (is) … thoughtful and grown up for that.”

~THE KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL

Link to the article

“Grant Maloy Smith gives a soundtrack to the land, its people, and their passage through an era… ‘Old Black Roller’ sweeps …as the opening track…”

~THE ALTERNATE ROOT

EPK: Reviews

Grant in the MEDIA

In this new section of the EPK, we will add links to stories about Grant from the media. In the articles linked below, Grant is either the subject of the article, or is included in the article in some way.

1 June 2022

Grant Maloy Smith: “I Feel That Zasavje is like West Virginia”

Zon.si

Byline Sabina Lokar (This article is in the Slovenian language)

https://zon.si/grant-maloy-smith-v-zasavju-se-pocutim-kot-v-west-virginii/

Click here for English translation by Google

22 April 2022
The Indie Collaborative's Earth Day Celebration at Carnegie Hall

All About Jazz

Byline Anne Leighton

Grant is the co-producer, emcee and performer at this show

https://www.allaboutjazz.com/news/april-25-the-indie-collaboratives-earth-day-celebration-at-carnegie-hall/

19 April 2022

Patch.com

The Indie Collaborative Celebrates Earth Day at Carnegie Hall

Byline: Anne Leighton

Grant is the co-producer, emcee and performer at this show

https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/calendar/event/20220425/1832533/the-indie-collaborative-celebrates-earth-day-at-carnegie-hall

12 April 2022

New Jersey Stage

The Indie Collaborative presents an Earth Day Celebration at Carnegie Hall

Byline: Staff Writer

Grant is the co-producer, emcee and performer at this show

https://www.newjerseystage.com/articles2/2022/04/12/the-indie-collaborative-presents-an-earth-day-celebration-at-carnegie-hall/

25 March 2022

The Times Square Chronicles

Eileen Sherman & The Indie Collaborative Musically Celebrates Earth Day at Carnegie Hall Next Month

Byline: Brad Balfour

Grant is the co-producer, emcee and performer at this show

https://t2conline.com/eileen-sherman-the-indie-collaborative-musically-celebrates-earth-day-at-carnegie-hall-next-month/

25 January 2022

The Gazette-Democrat

‘Cahokia Winds’ music video filmed in Cairo, near Wolf Lake

Byline: Editor

Grant is the producer and performer of this song, and creator of the music video

http://www.annanews.com/news/%E2%80%98cahokia-winds%E2%80%99-music-video-filmed-cairo-near-wolf-lake

13 September 2021

Maverick Magazine

‘Appalachia: American Stories’ – Grant Maloy Smith

Byline: Zoe Hodges

Review of Grant's music

https://maverick-country.com/review-appalachia-american-stories-grant-maloy-smith/

09 September 2021

Americana Highways

REVIEW: Daryl Wayne Dasher “Honky Tonk Ways”

Byline: John Apice

Grant is mentioned in this review of another artist

https://americanahighways.org/2021/09/09/review-daryl-wayne-dasher-honky-tonk-ways/

21 Aug 2021

No Depression Magazine

THROUGH THE LENS: Coal’s Story in Song

Byline: Amos Perrine

Grant is mentioned in this article about coal related songs

https://www.nodepression.com/through-the-lens-coals-story-in-song/

11 July 2021

Laurel Canyon Radio

Grant Maloy Smith – The Coal Comes Up

Byline: Editor

Review of Grant's music

http://www.laurelcanyonradio.com/sound-cloud-sunday-july-11-2021/

3 July 2021

Oasis Music Blog

Appalachia: American Stories by Grant Maloy Smith

Byline: Bob LeVoy

Review of Grant's music

https://oasisentertainmentblog.wordpress.com/2021/07/03/appalachia-american-stories-by-grant-maloy-smith/

2 July 2021

Bluegrass Today

Appalachia American Stories - Grant Maloy Smith

Byline: Lee Zimmerman

Review of Grant's music

https://oasisentertainmentblog.wordpress.com/2021/07/03/appalachia-american-stories-by-grant-maloy-smith/

25 June 2021

Americana Highways

REVIEW: Grant Maloy Smith "Appalachia – American Stories"

Byline: John Apice

Review of Grant's music

https://americanahighways.org/2021/06/25/review-grant-maloy-smith-appalachia-american-stories/

25 June 2021

MusicRow Magazine

DISClaimer: GRANT MALOY SMITH / “The Coal Comes Up”

Byline: Robert K. Oermann

Review of Grant's music

https://musicrow.com/2021/06/disclaimer-single-reviews-the-isaacs-nathaniel-rateliff-yola-valerie-june/

22 June 2021

Roots Music Report

REVIEW: Grant Maloy Smith “Appalachia: American Stories”

Byline: Joe Ross

Review of Grant's music

https://www.rootsmusicreport.com/reviews/view/album-review-of-appalachia-american-stories-by-grant-maloy-smith-1

08 June 2021

The Independent RI

Summer in downtown Wakefield is About to Get a
Lot Hotter as Riverfire Returns

Byline: Editor

Grant is a performer at this concert series

https://www.independentri.com/southcountylifemagazine/article_733c1ce2-c3e6-11eb-ad0a-a3faafc66916.html

08 June 2021

MusicRow Magazine

DISClaimer: GRANT MALOY SMITH / “I Found Faith”

Byline: Robert K. Oermann

Review of Grant's music

https://musicrow.com/2021/08/disclaimer-single-reviews-brandi-carlile-amythyst-kiah-joy-oladokun-allison-russell/

03 June 2021

Trindad and Tobago Newsday

Gospel Act Stephen John Teams up with Artistes for COVID19 Anthem

Byline: Yvonne Webb

Grant is a featured artist on this song

https://newsday.co.tt/2021/06/03/gospel-act-stephen-john-teams-up-with-artistes-for-covid19-anthem/

18 April 2021

MusicRow Magazine

Artist With Kentucky Roots Seeking to
Bring the Sound of Appalachia to the World

Byline: Cory Sanning

Review of Grant's music

https://www.wymt.com/2021/04/18/artist-with-kentucky-roots-seeking-to-bring-sound-of-appalachia-to-the-world/

25 February 2020

Tehahapi News

Grant Maloy Smith Brings Roots-Country to Fiddlers Crossing

Byline: Peter Cutler

Grant's concert schedule

https://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/grant-maloy-smith-brings-roots-country-to-fiddlers-crossing/article_22499d4e-580f-11ea-8c2f-f799e4cec1c3.amp.html

20 April 2019

MixCloud

Good Bar Attender Jeff Clayborn Makes Impact with New Album

Byline:  I AM INDI

Grant mentioned as a songwriter and Billboard Top 10 artist

https://www.mixcloud.com/iamindi/good-bar-attender-jeff-clayborn-makes-impact-with-new-album/

27 March 2019

The Bakersfield Californian

Music the Heartbeat of 'Oildale'

Byline: Matt Munoz

Review of Grant's music

https://www.bakersfield.com/entertainment/music/matt-munoz-music-the-heartbeat-of-oildale/article_a1112ea4-5017-11e9-a160-b7ca98605d68.html

10 November 2018

The Knoxville News Sentinel

'Fly Possum Fly': Passel of Possums Pulls
Santa’s Sleigh in Grant Maloy Smith's Picture Book

Byline: Julie Danielson and Chapter16.org
Special to the Knoxville News Sentinel, USA TODAY

Review of Grant's music and children's book

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/entertainment/2018/11/10/fly-possum-fly-book-song-grant-maloy-smith-emisunshine-christmas/1905289002/

27 Oct 2018

The Bennington Banner

Old Mill Road Recording Studio
Hopes to Lure Top Talent

Byline: Greg Sukiennik, Manchester Journal

Grant's appearance schedule

https://www.benningtonbanner.com/uncategorized/old-mill-road-recording-studio-hopes-to-lure-top-talent/article_40a37b59-1eb2-5679-bba4-d575b9b5358a.html

24 September 2018

Guitar Girl Magazine

EmiSunshine’s Voice is Perfect for
New Christmas Song ‘Fly Possum Fly’

Byline: GGM Staff

Review of Grant's music

https://guitargirlmag.com/news/music-news/emisunshines-voice-is-perfect-for-new-christmas-song-fly-possum-fly/

25 August 2018

Guitar Girl Magazine

New Christmas Song ‘Fly Possum Fly’ to Feature
EmiSunshine and Grant Maloy Smith

Byline: GGM Staff

Review of Grant's music

https://guitargirlmag.com/news/music-news/new-christmas-song-fly-possum-fly-to-feature-emisunshine-and-grant-maloy-smith/

10 Jan 2018

The Bakersfield Californian

Performer Pulls Dust Bowl Out of the History Books, onto the Stage

Byline: Cesareo Garasa

Review of Grant's music and performances

https://www.bakersfield.com/entertainment/music/cesareo-garasa-performer-pulls-dust-bowl-out-of-the-history/article_22368f86-f634-11e7-9a7c-1798ed6f19c1.html

28 July 2017

The Knoxville News Sentinel

REVIEW: Dust Bowl – American Stories

Byline: Wayne Bledsoe

Review of Grant's music

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/entertainment/2017/07/28/songs-van-morrison-never-intended-audience-hear-finally-arrive/511113001/

22 May 2017

No Depression Magazine

Expressive Original Songs Steeped In the Dirt & Reality
of the Dust Bowl-Depression Era

Byline: John Apice

Review of Grant's music

https://www.nodepression.com/album-reviews/expressive-original-songs-steeped-in-the-dirt-reality-of-the-dust-bowl-depression-era/

14 April 2017

No Depression Magazine

Americana Artist Grant Maloy Smith Premieres Track
on Anniversary of Old Black Roller

Byline: Americana Lady

Review of Grant's music

https://www.nodepression.com/americana-artist-grant-maloy-smith-premieres-track-on-anniversary-of-old-black-roller/

14 January 2014

The Aquarian

Grant Maloy Smith: Yellow Trailer

Byline: Joe Cirilo

Review of Grant's music

https://www.theaquarian.com/2014/01/10/grant-maloy-smith-yellow-trailer/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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