Grant Maloy Smith
Performer, Songwriter, Vocalist
American Roots, Country, Folk
Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Ukelele
Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 American Roots songwriter and performer, whose songs have also charted on the Music Row Country Breakout charts. His 2017 album DUST BOWL - AMERICAN STORIES spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, spending 11 weeks in the top 10 of the Americana/Folk album sales chart, and reaching #12 on the Country album sales chart, and selling nearly 30,000 copies.
“… lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable…”. ~ No Depression Magazine, the Bible of American Roots Music
His 2021 follow-up album, APPALACHIA - AMERICAN STORIES, continues Grant's dedication to telling the stories of real Americans in song.
Grant made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2018 and has won numerous awards, including two Grammy® certificates, and many others. In 2020 he was inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame in Hollywood.
His 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 song “Man Of Steel” has been selected by the National Veterans Foundation (www.nvf.org) as their official theme song, and the video is featured on their website.
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. Grant released singles in 2020 like "Waiting For The Good Old Days Again," about the COVID lock-downs.
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 2000 independent musicians and music industry professionals. His music is distributed by Sony Orchard.
He will be appearing at Lincoln Center in 2021 and will return to Carnegie Hall in 2022. 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.
Grant is the co-founder of the Indie Collaborative, with Eileen Sherman