Grant is a member of the CMA (County Music Association), the AMA (Americana Music Association, the Indie Collaborative the NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), and the Texas County Music Association
Who Is Grant?
Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow CountryBreakout charting songwriter of AMERICAN ROOTS music. His album, DUST BOWL: AMERICAN STORIES, spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, including eleven weeks in the Top 10. 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…”.
His follow-up album, APPALACHIA: AMERICAN STORIES, will be released worldwide in June 2021. Grant made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2018 and has won numerous awards, including two Grammy® certificates. He will be appearing at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall again after the COVID-19 crisis. In 2020 he was inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame in Hollywood.
Whether he’s playing with a full band or performing solo, audiences are enthralled by his meaningful songs and his sense of humor. Grant is also an actor, appearing in the feature film Oildale, filmed in Bakersfield, California.
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.
And ... he loves horses!