Grant Maloy Smith: “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES” – the undeniable bridge between music, people and nature, New Country-Folk album presented by MajorHitRecords & FREEMusicPromo SAN DIEGO, CA

Grant Maloy Smith Talks About The Album

“In early 2014 I wrote a song called “Never Seen The Rain,” with the idea to make a song about a drought. I remembered a little bit about the Dust Bowl from high school, and Steinbeck’s brilliant The Grapes of Wrath. So I started researching. Hours turned into days. I was fascinated by the history. Besides being the greatest environmental disaster in American history, it also led to heroes of mine like like Woody Guthrie spreading roots music far and wide. Proud farmers and regular folk lost everything. The Great Depression made matters immeasurably worse. Native peoples like the Choctaw suffered, too – as they had 100 years earlier during the Trail of Tears. There were so many intersections of fate. Red Oklahoma dirt tinged the snow that fell on east coast cities like New York and Boston. The whole continent was affected. But if the environment is the central character, the stories are ultimately personal ones. Taken together, the songs spell out an arc from the pastoral beginning, when wheat prices were high and times were good, through the darkest days of suffering and struggle, and ultimately to redemption – when finally the rain came down.  Dust Bowl has been a labor of love for most of three years now. As much as I created these songs, they have changed me, too. I truly hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think.” – Grant Maloy Smith

Hailing originally from the Florida panhandle, Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer-Songwriter with a country bent. His latest album DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES, is earning 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 … Bound to become a classic … Sent chills down my spine … Grant’s ability to capture the heartland with his music is amazing … this is Grant Maloy Smith at his cleverest … a reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan — and it’s that good, that memorable …” – John Apice, No Depression Magazine

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



“Grant Maloy Smith: “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES” – the undeniable link between music, people and nature” — jamsphere magazine

“Grant Maloy Smith: “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES” squeezes every bit of emotion out of the lyrics” — Independentmusicnews24



“Grant Maloy Smith: “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES” – musical snapshots of real life” — soundlooks magazine


Philadelphia Songwriters Project 2017:

Grant was selected as a finalist in this contest, and brought in to perform his songs at the Ardmore Music Hall near Philadelphia, on May 21, 2017

Winning Song – I Come From America

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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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

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 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. He walked away with the trophy for the Best Male Americana Artist.

Voting Member of NARAS (The Grammys®);
CMA (Country Music Association);
AMA (The Americana Music Association);
NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International);
RISA (Rhode Island Songwriters Association);
NYSC (New York Songwriters Collective);
A BMI artist

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