Grant Maloy Smith
Performer, Songwriter, Vocalist
American Roots, Country, Folk
Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Ukelele
Jun 8, 2015
Grant Maloy Smith
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 and American Idol contestant EmiSunshine) was both a bluegrass radio single featured on Steve Martin's Unreal Bluegrass radio show and The Tim White Bluegrass Show, and a popular 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. His song, “I Reckon,” was recorded by country star Jeff Clayborn, and has spent weeks on the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart in late 2019 and reached the top 10 in Europe in 2020. Grant released a powerful single in 2020, "Waiting For The Good Old Days Again," about the COVID lock-downs, reflecting the isolation that everyone was feeling.
Grant 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.
Grant's music is distributed by Sony Orchard, and Dolby Atmos mixes of his songs, such as his 2021 single "The Coal Comes Up," are distributed by AVID PLAY to Amazon HD and TIDAL HI FI.
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.
With business partner Eileen Sherman, Grant is the co-founder of The Indie Collaborative.
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