Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Grant Maloy Smith

Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow CountryBreakout charting songwriter of AMERICAN ROOTS music. His latest 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:

“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...”

Grant made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2018 and has won numerous awards, including two Grammy® certificates. He will be appearing at Carnegie Hall again in April 2021, and Lincoln Center at the end of 2021 (both concerts postponed from 2020 due to COVID-19). He hasrecently been inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame at the Grammy Museum 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.

His latest 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 Maloy Smith is a member of the CMA, AMA and NSAI, 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.

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.

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I Have Worked With

  • April 2018

    4/14/18 I performed at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion Virginia. This entire concert was filmed before a live audience for later broadcast on the PBS syndicated show SONG OF THE MOUNTAINS. My episode will be aired sometime later in 2018. One song was made available to me by the producers, and it is available on Vimeo and Youtube here: https://youtu.be/Q_t8SUBV2uA

  • March 2018

    I have performed many times at the Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House since 2014, both in concerts where I was the headliner as well as in concerts where I was one of several featured performers, and the show was produced by RISA (Rhode Island Songwriters Association), of which I am a member. My most recent performance was at a RISA event in March 2018. 

  • October 2017

    I have done many performances at the Courthouse Center for the Arts. I have opened for John Ford Coley, Rita Coolidge, and John Pousette Dart, and done several of my own headlining shows since 2015, as well as two folk festivals. The most recent performance was October 2017 at the Harvest Roots Festival, where I was one of three performers, and the producer of the concert.


  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Grant Maloy
Job Title/Position: 
Songwriter, Performer
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 1937
Kingston, RI 02881
Physical Address: 
PO Box 1937
Kingston, RI 02881
Last Name: 
(401) 524-5681


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Primary Discipline: 
Music - Country
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts- Fiction
Media - Film
Music - Children's
Music - Country
Music - Folk
Music - Solo / Recital
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Painting
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General Public
Native American Tribes
School Groups
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
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Performing Groups
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Audio or Video Recording
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
NARAS (The Grammys)
CMA (Country Music Association)
NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association Intl)
AMA (Americana Music Association)
The Indie Collaborative
RISD, Illustration Program
MICA, Fine Arts
Best Americana Artist of the Year
Best American Roots Song of the Year
NSAI CT Chapter Best Song

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
A basic stage at least 12 x 8 ft wide, PA system, and accessible seating for the audience.
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State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
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