Payton Smith first unlocked the gateway of Nashville’s, “Music Row”, in 2014 at the tender age of 14, when he impressed renowned producer, Buddy Cannon(Kenny Chesney/Willie Nelson), with his guitar playing, vocal, and songwriting talent. During the last four years he has gained attention from music executives, publishers, and creative minds that have acknowledged his vision of becoming a force in country music.
Payton will graduate from High School in May 2018, a milestone that he is eager to accomplish. As he prepares for his opportunity to become a rising star in country music, he is focused on the dedication and diligence it takes to make a dream become reality. Recently joining a relatively short list of songwriters that are recompensed for their creative compositions, Payton has taken yet another step towards fulfilling his dream.
A recent invitation to participate in the upcoming 2018 CMA music festival in Nashville is earning buzz and excitement from fans. This festival attracts over 250,000 country music followers annually and is the perfect venue to kick off summer. Summer 2018 is also shaping up with great promise for performances along the gulf coast. Stay tuned in….
The Payton Smith team is taking shape and the foundation is building. At the heart of it all is a love for music and people, and a desire to inspire, uplift, and connect with individuals from all walks of life.
“Payton Smith is one of the most exciting young singers, musicians and songwriters I have ever encountered. He hit the Nashville streets running at the age of 14 years old and now, at 17, is developing into the music artist I believe will soon be the leader of the pack”-
Producer Buddy Cannon