Country American Roots Recording Artist



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Downloable One-Sheets

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Grant’s ONE SHEET - updated for 2018. Click to download the PDF.
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Grant’s ONE SHEET - for EDUCATION venues and organizations. Click to download the PDF.

About Grant

Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His latest album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the TOP 10 of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as #12 on the Country Album Sales Chart, and #2 on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres). The album continues to earn rave reviews, like this one from NO DEPRESSION, the bible of American Roots music:

"A heartland masterpiece .... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... Sent chills down my spine ... Grant is flawless ... Bound to become a classic ... Grant's ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable ... Grant Maloy Smith at his cleverest..."

You can read the entire review here, in context:

Dust Bowl - American Stories is an Americana/American Roots album is set squarely in the middle of the Oklahoma panhandle during the 1930s, when a terrible drought and the Great Depression struck at the same time. The stories that come out of these travails are full of hope and despair, optimism and regret... the full range of human emotions and experiences.

The album's basic tracks were cut in New York, and features great players from Cyndi Lauper's band, as well Lorenza Ponce on violin (Adele, Bon Jovi, Sam Smith) and Tommy Mandel (Bryan Adams, Dire Straits). Overdubs were cut in Nashville and feature great players like Rob Ickes on dobro (Merle Haggard, Earl Scruggs, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless, Mary Chapin Carpenter), Mike Johnson on pedal steel (Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley. Carrie Underwood, Rhonda Vincent, George Strait, Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr.), Steve Stokes on fiddle (John Michael Montgomery, Trace Adkins, Josh Turner - currently playing with ALABAMA on tour), Jeff Taylor on accordion (The Time Jumpers, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Harry Connick Jr., Keith and Kristyn Getty, Amy Grant, George Strait, Martina McBride, Buddy Greene, Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs), and more.

Grant is a member of the Recording Academy (the Grammys®), the AMA, the CMA, and is a BMI Recording artist.


  • Opening act for Rita Coolidge, John Ford Coley & Pousette-Dart
  • Performances at The Bitter End in New York, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, SXSW in Austin, The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, the National Sylvan Theatre at the Washington Monument in DC…
  • Guest artist at the Station Inn in Nashville with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, and Val Story
  • Sold-out shows in numerous markets, including Hollywood (Kulak’s), Austria (die Brücke), and Puerto Vallarta, México.
  • 2017 DUST BOWL album features A-list players from Nashville, including Rob Ickes (dobro and lap steel), Mike Johnson (pedal steel and lap steel), Steve Stokes (fiddle and mandolin), Jeff Taylor (accordion), Tim Lorsch (cello, viola), Troy Klontz (pedal steel, dobro), Matt Burgess (drums/percussion). Basic tracks were cut in New York with Cyndi Lauper’s rhythm section: Bill Wittman (bass), and Skoota Warner (drums), plus Tommy Mandel (keyboards), Lorenza Ponce (violin), and more.
  • Promoted by FRED ANDERSON MEDIA in the USA
  • A dynamic performer, capable of carrying a show solo acoustic, or with a band up to 6 pieces.


For more videos, please visit and subscribe to Grant’s channel on Youtube.

Lily of the Valley (Music Video)

All The Long Way (Live Duo Recording)

Press Photos

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Headshot and logo
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Arms up, tall
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Arms up, square
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Washington DC
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Washington DC
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Porch, looking up
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Studio live room
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Studio live room
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Electric guitar, sepia
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Electric guitar, color
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American gate
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On stage, with lights
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Band performance
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Press and Reviews

NO DEPRESSION ran a review of Grant’s new album “Dust Bowl - American Stories”, by music critic John Apice

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Access the entire article on the NO DEPRESSION website:
Click here

Download a PDF file of the entire article:
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Quotes from the review include:

“…songs that have the lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie, as intense as John Trudell and dusted with the trials and tribulations of Tom Joad – Steinbeck and “The Grapes of Wrath.”

“…a stew of American stories I don’t think any other singer/songwriter can approach today…”

“(Old Black Roller) This is a monster track – bound to become a classic…”

“Grant’s ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing.”

“…this is all Grant Maloy Smith at his cleverest. And for my buck, this is where commercial country doesn’t go.”

“This is Grant Maloy Smith’s “Nebraska” and he has written a heartland masterpiece.”

“Grant is flawless in his interpretation and the music has guts with countrified rousing notes.”
For more press about Grant, please see the PRESS page on this website.


Grant has performed in top and storied venues across the USA, including:

The Bitter End, New York City
The Clive Davis Theatre @ The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles
The Troubadour, Los Angeles
The National Sylvan Theatre, Washington, DC
The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

Here is a longer list of the venues he’s played:
Northeastern Venues played:
AS220, Providence, RI
Ardmore Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Bitter End, New York, NY
Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland, RI
Block Island Music Festival, New Shoreham, RI
Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House, Providence, RI
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Connecticut Folk Festival, New Haven, CT
Courthouse Center for the Arts, West Kingston, RI
Dante’s @ Royal Sonesta, Boston, MA
Dedham Square, Dedham, MA
Farm Fest II, New Tripoli, PA
Jimmy’s, Newport, RI
Leftfields, New York, NY
Madiba, Brooklyn, NY
Mediator, Providence, RI
Mishnock Barn, West Greenwich, RI
Mocha Mayas, Shelburne Falls, MA
NERFA, Stamford, CT
Pub on Park, Cranston, RI
Puck, Doylestown, PA
Sandywoods Center for the Arts, Tiverton, RI
Silvana, New York, NY
Spindrift Guitars, New London, CT
SENE Festival, W Warwick, RI
Tokyo Tapas, New York, NY

Midatlantic Venues played:
National Sylvan Theatre, Washington, DC
Gaylord, National Harbor, MD
The Bandshell, Frederick, MD
The Epicure, Fairfax, VA

Southern Venues played:
ACMA Listening Room, Ft Myers, FL
Acoustic Coffee House, Johnson City, TN
The Basement, Nashville, TN
Belcourt Taps, Nashville, TN
Blue Bird Cafe, Nashville, TN
Blue Plate Special WVDX, Knoxville, TN
Bobby’s Idle Hour, Nashville, TN
Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville, TN
Factory at Franklin, Franklin, TN
Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s Crawford, TN
Lincoln Theatre, Marion, VA
Miser Station, Knoxville, TN
Mountain Music Museum, Kingsport, TN
Nashville Side Streets, Nashville, TN
Open Chord, Knoxville
Pros on the Row, Nashville, TN
Ralph Stanley Museum, Clintwood, VA 24228
Ri’chards, Whites Creek, TN
Saugs, Hendersonville, TN
Sir Walter’s, Beckley, WV
Sleeping Moon, Orlando, FL
South Florida Folk Festival, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Station Inn, Nashville, TN
Midwest Venues played:
Gallery Cafe, Chicago, IL
Folk Alliance 2018, Kansas City, MO
Fringe Fest, Kansas City, MO
Jam Lab, Chicago, IL
JustGoods Listening Room, Rockford, IL
Kickin’ Country Stampede, Manhattan, KS

Southwestern Venues played:
Adair’s Saloon, Dallas, TX
Allen Community Center, Allen, TX
BR Vino, Rosenberg, TX
Gallery, Houston, TX
J&O’s Cantina, San Antonio, TX
Mesa Music Festival, Mesa, AZ
Opening Bell, Dallas, TX
Red Gorilla Festival, Austin, TX
RPT’s Library, Salado, TX
Sancho’s Cantina, San Antonio, TX
SXSW (multiple venues), Austin, TX
Texas Mushroom Festival, Madisonville, TX

Western Venues played:
Atwater Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Clive Davis Theatre at the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena, CA
Cranes Downtown, Los Angeles, CA
Electric Lotus, Phoenix, AZ
Foundation Room @ The House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA
Kulak's Woodshed, North Hollywood, CA
Mint, Los Angeles, CA
Molly Malone’s, Los Angeles, CA
Muse on 8th, Los Angeles, CA
Raleigh Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
Veterans Administration, Long Beach, CA
Voodoo Lounge @ The House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA

International Venues played:
Boca Bar, Glastonbury, England
Crossing the Border, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Die Bruecke, Graz, Austria
Porgy en Bess, Terneuzen, Netherlands
Red Cow, London, England
Weingut Thaller, Maierhofbergen, Austria

Grant has opened for these artists:

Rita Coolidge
Jon Pousette-Dart
John Ford Coley
The Guess Who
Elvin Bishop
Jack Bruce and Friends


Indie Music Channel Awards 2017

For the second year in a row, Grant received multiple nominations in these Hollywood awards, and was asked to perform at the awards show. A the awards show he won for BEST MALE AMERICANA ARTIST.
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59th Grammy® Awards

Grant was an associate producer on the Grammy® winning album, “Presidential Suite” by Ted Nash and his big band, awarded on February 12, 2017. He was awarded two certificates from the Recording Academy.
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Indie Music Channel Awards 2016

Grant won two awards and also performed one of his award-winning songs at the Clive Davis Theatre at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, accompanied by Rocio Marron, violinist from The Voice and American Idol.

Best Folk Artist - Your Fire
Best American Roots Song - Old Black Roller
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Grant has appeared on countless radio and TV stations across the USA in studio, giving interviews and performing on the air.
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Grant Maloy Smith was interviewed and performed numerous songs on “Live at Studio One” (NPR) on WETS with host David Carter.
Grant Maloy Smith was interviewed on Blog Talk Radio in 2017
Grant Maloy Smith was interviewed on the Life Changes Radio Network on BBS Radio in September 2015
He also performed live on the show. The interviewer was co-founder Filippo Voltaggio

The show is aired weekly on Monday nights at 7pm Pacific, and also streamed on the internet.
Grant was interviewed on the Lins Honeyman Gospel Blues Train show from Scotland, in July 2015
One of his songs, Old Black Roller, was also played on the air

This show is aired weekly on the Scottish radio station Revival FM!radio-show/cjiy

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