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.