Best american roots song

How do we look at older people when we see them on the street or at the mall? Do we look right through them? This song is told from their perspective. The Billboard charting songwriting team of Grant Maloy Smith and Mike Greenly joined forces to create this song. "I See You" has been selected as the official theme song of Masterpiece Living, a multi-faceted organization dedicate to helping older people retire better and be healthy. And it's not just physical health: loneliness is a huge problem for many older people. If you enjoy the song and video, and you're a voting member, please consider it for Best American Roots song in the 63rd Grammys this year. Please play the video for the full experience!


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the critics Rave:

"...one of the most moving and powerful tracks I have heard in quite some time. The video is what really gets you. It will touch your heart and soul... This is country, folk, and Americana at its very best and if this track does not touch you in some way you had better check for a pulse!
~ Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

“Rarely has a contemporary song expressed these beautiful universal realities as poignantly, hopefully and majestically as “I See You…an intimate, heartfelt acoustic ballad...multiple award-winning Americana/American roots singer Grant Maloy Smith…his poignant, soulful vocals...”
~ Jonathan Widran, The JW Vibe

"Grant Maloy Smith shows respect to those who have given so much to the world and deserve love … a clever melody helps to accompany the strength of the vocals … the true heart of the piece comes from the incredibly thoughtful lyricism that rests front and center of the entire piece."
~ Skope Magazine

“…this touching single is exquisitely inspiring … it will reach down into your soul and tug at your heartstrings… it also gets my “PICK” for “best Americana roots” song.”
~ Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Review

the team

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Grant Maloy Smith

Grant Maloy Smith's songs have spent more than four months on the Billboard charts. His album Dust Bowl - American Stories" spent 11 weeks in the top 10. He has also charted on the MusicRow Country Breakout charts. He is scheduled to play Carnegie Hall for the second time in April 2021.

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Mike Greenly

Mike Greenly has written the lyrics for ELEVEN hits on the Billboard dance charts. including four #1 hits. He frequently works with legends like Tony Moran, Kimberly Davis, and Nile Rodgers, among others. Originally a Fortune 500 speechwriter and coach, Mike has found his true passion in writing lyrics.

Visit Mike's website: www.mikegreenly.com

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Jeff Silverman

In addition to producing albums for Rick Springfield, Grant Maloy Smith  and others, Jeff Silverman's Palette MSP can now provide Apple Certified Masters. Jeff is an expert in the emerging field of 3-D binaural mixing. Although he's based in Nashville, he produces music for artists around the world thanks to his Virtual Studio Network where he can track players remotely, and clients can take part in sessions from anywhere.

Visit Jeff's website: https://palettemusic.net/

"I See You" was released as a single in December 2019 on Suburban Cowboy Records, and was mixed and mastered by Jeff Silverman in Nashville.

If the song moves you, please share it with family and friends - especially the ones closest to you who might be getting to this age, or who love someone who already has.