Payton Smith Performance – Nov 14


Payton Smith is proof that working hard, taking risks and finding just a little luck really does pay off. When the singer, songwriter and self-taught guitarist landed a slot on one of the smaller stages at CMA Fest in 2018, he decided to play as if he were headlining an arena, tearing through original songs like “92” and “Like I Knew You Would” all while delivering supercharged guitar solos Scott Borchetta, the head of Big Machine Label Group, happened to be walking by that afternoon and the performance stopped him in his tracks.

“I took guitar lessons for three months but didn’t like them. The instructor said, ‘You know, if you play it like this, it’ll sound good.’ But I had my own way of playing that I taught myself. I said, ‘Well, I can play it this way and it sounds good too,'” Payton recalls with a laugh. “Maybe I was stubborn back then, but at the end of the day, I just have to be who I am.”

And at just 19, Payton Smith knows exactly who that is.

Join us at the Club Braman Performance Theater at iHeartRadio on Thursday, November 14th at 2pm for an intimate live performance with up and coming Country star, Payton Smith!