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Grant Maloy SmithKingston, RI
Grant Maloy Smith® is a singer/songwriter of AMERICAN ROOTS music – an artful blend of country, bluegrass, and folk music. In addition to being a Billboard Top 10 recording artist, he is also the winner of Best Americana Artist by the Indie Music Channel, and two Grammy certificates. In 2020 he was inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame. He performs frequently in southern Appalachia: Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia – however he has performed everywhere from the Troubadour in Los Angeles to Carnegie Hall in New York, and most places in between. His second appearance at Carnegie Hall was postponed to April 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. He has also played in Europe, including a recent tour in northern Italy. Equally at home as a solo artist and with his Nashville band, Grant is an engaging performer who delights audiences with his southern humor and passion.
His 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…”
He is now working on a second theme album called “Appalachia – American Roots” for 2021. His single, “Man Of Steel” honoring veterans who return home injured from war was selected by the National Veterans Foundation (www.nvf.org) as their official theme song. His single “I See You” about how we treat older people in our country was selected by Masterpiece Living as their theme song.
He broke new ground in 2020 when his single “Old Black Roller” (3DB mix) was featured on Amazon Music’s page containing binaural tracks (those that sound 3-dimensional using regular headphones).
He recently appeared in the feature film”Oildale”, which is in festivals seeking distribution, where he played a character not unlike himself, playing and singing at the Fox Theater in downtown Bakersfield, California.
Grant Maloy Smith is a member of the CMA, AMA, NARAS (The Grammys®) 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.