Jake Clayton Moves up on Music Row!
Jake Clayton's single, "What Not To Do" has been moving up on the Music Row 'Country Breakout' Radio Charts! The song is currently at #64 alongside Artists like Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, & Chris Janson. Make sure to call your local Country Music radio station to request "What Not To Do".
Jake Clayton has a lot of exciting news getting ready to come your way! Get ready!
Roughstock Premieres New Jake Clayton Video
Jake Clayton has just released a brand new lyric video for, 'By The Light of the Moon', the title track from his latest album. The great folks at Roughstock.com have posted an exclusive world premiere!
Make sure to head over and check it out!! Click the link below:
JAKE CLAYTON WORLD PREMIERE
Jake Set to Open Sold-Out Show for Cole Swindell
Jake Clayton will be returning to his hometown area of Columbia, Mo to open the show for Cole Swindell at the Blue Note's '9th Street Summerfest' concert series. Swindell is currently celebrating a 2-week #1 with his hit, "You Should Be Here". Along with Swindell will be Adam Craig, who has wrote songs for some of the top names in the biz!
The show is officially SOLD OUT!! Jake kicks off the concert at 7pm on Saturday May 23rd.
Jake Joins Sunny Sweeney for Tribute to Merle Haggard
Country Music recently lost a legend with the passing of Merle Haggard. On the day of his death, Jake Clayton was on hand to join Sunny Sweeney for a tribute to the 'Hag' live on Nashville's WSM Radio! Sweeney is a certified Haggard fan and even has a tattoo of lyrics from Merle's song, 'Mama Tried'!
Watch the performance here:
Sing Me Back Home - Sunny Sweeney (Merle Haggard Cover)
Sing Me Back Home – Sunny Sweeney (Merle Haggard Cover)Sunny is one of the biggest Merle Haggard fans around. She has “Mama Tried” tattooed on her wrist and shared a story about how she tried to lay down in front of his tour bus to make sure she got to meet her hero.Posted by Nashville Today on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Jake Clayton's Single Hits the Music Row Charts!
Jake Clayton's current single, "What Not To Do" has entered the Music Row 'Country Breakout' Radio Charts! This week the song moved up to #75 alongside Artists like Martina McBride and Love & Theft! Make sure to call your local Country Music radio station to request the song.
The Music Row Charts cover what the business calls, 'secondary radio'. These are radio stations in smaller markets, and basically the breeding ground for new Artists trying to work their way to major market radio.
Jake Clayton featured on Laura Dodd's Video Jukebox
Jake Clayton recently did an interview and live performance for Laura Dodd's Video Jukebox. The episode was filmed in Jan 2016 at the Sam Ash Music Store in Madison, TN. The show can be viewed on a ROKU player. Just add the 'Nashville Country Stars TV' channel on your Roku box! Find Jake on episode #85
Watch the preview for the episode here:
Jake Clayton Video to Premiere on Heartland TV
The video for Jake Clayton's single, "What Not To Do" will make it's world premiere on HEARTLAND TV this weekend! Heartland will run the video, along with the 'behind the scenes' video for 4 times throughout the weekend into Monday. Make sure to tune in!
The video will run at these times:
Friday 12/11 @ 11 PM CT
Saturday 12/12 @ 5 PM CT
Sunday 12/13 @ 12 PM CT
Monday 12/14 @ 11 PM CT
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Read the official press release here: PREMIERE PRESS RELEASE
The Daily Country - Single Review
The Daily Country recently posted a review of Jake's debut single, "What Not To Do". Here's a clip of what they had to say, "While his superb fiddle playing will undoubtedly draw comparisons to Charlie Daniels, Clayton's distinctive tenor perfectly delivers the lyrics, giving them character and an urgency."
Read the full review at this link: The Daily Country
Jake featured on Freshly Brewed Country
Country Music website, "Freshly Brewed Country" recently featured Jake as their 'Fresh Find of the Month'. Here's one of the quotes from the feature, "Jake is the rare artist who is able to enthrall a packed house with not just his vocals, songs and showmanship, but with his amazing instrumental ability as well."
Check out the feature and interview at this link: Freshly Brewed Country's Fresh Find
Digital Rodeo - Single Review
Digital Rodeo has just published a review and feature on Jake's single, "What Not To Do". Here's an excerpt: "Multi-instrumentalist Jake Clayton plays his fiddle at a blistering pace for his brand new single, What Not To Do, inviting thoughts of Charlie Daniels and a devilish grin on this savvy performer's face"
Read the full article at this link: Digital Rodeo Single Review
New Jake Clayton Interview Posted
A new interview with Jake Clayton has been posted on Music News Nashville! Click the link below to read and learn more about Jake Clayton:
Click here: Introducing Jake Clayton
One Stop Country - Single Review
One Stop Country has just published a review of Jake's new single, "What Not To Do". The reviewer had this to say about Jake: "He is no stranger to Country Music and with this much talent, there is no denying he will soon be a household name himself."
Sounds good to us! Read the full review at this link: One Stop Country Single Review
RoughStock - Single Review
Country Music publication, RoughStock, has just reviewed Jake Clayton's new single, "What Not To Do". This reviewer had some BIG things to say about the song: "this rollicking story song features a story that rivals 'Devil Went Down To Georgia' with an equally engaging melody".
The reviewer's opening article also mentioned, "no matter what I or other writers say about songs, it is you, the fans, who have the biggest impact in helping radio and record companies break new artists and new songs."
There ya go folks, make sure to call your local Country Music Radio station and request Jake Clayton's new single, "What Not To Do".
Check out the full review at this link: RoughStock's New Single Report
Music News Nashville - Single Review
Industry publication, Music News Nashville, has just reviewed Jake Clayton's new single, "What Not To Do". The reviewer had this to say about Jake: "Clayton is in a league of his own when matched against most of the current young country artists".
Check out the full review at this link: Music News Nashville Review
Behind The Scenes Video Posted
Jake Clayton recently shot a video for his current radio single, "What Not To Do". The video features band footage along with multiple acting scenes depicting the song's story. The video will be released soon, but in the meantime, check out this 'behind the scenes' look:
Jake Clayton Single Released to Country Radio
Jake Clayton's very first radio single has just been released to Country Music Radio by Rebel Engine Entertainment! The single was shipped out to hundreds of stations worldwide including Music Row reporting stations. If you have a Country Music station in your area that plays a wide variety of Artists, make sure to request Jake Clayton's "What Not to Do"!
New Live Video Posted
If you ask Jake what his favorite Instrument to play is, he'll quickly tell you the Fiddle. Once you see him play it, you'll understand why. Here's a live video from a recent performance in Nashville, Tn. Jake does a version of the 'fiddler's national anthem', "Orange Blossom Special" and throws an incredible 'twist' on it at the end. Check it out:
Jake Clayton Featured on Nashville Gab
One of the top Independent Country Music blogs, NashvilleGab.com, posted a feature on Jake Clayton. The writer says, "Jake Clayton is not your average musician. Not by a long shot".
Click the following link to read the full article: Get to know Jake Clayton
Twitter Party With Got Country Online
Join Jake Clayton & Got Country Online on Tuesday, Feb 3rd for a 'Twitter Party'. Learn more about Jake and ask questions from your twitter account!
Visit Got Country at twitter.com/GotCountry to join in and make sure to use (hashtag)gotcountry in your tweets. 7pm Central
Jake Clayton on Miranda Lambert's 'Certified Platinum' Tour
Welcome to 2015. Big news to start the year out. The whole Jake Clayton Band will be backing Sunny Sweeney on the road this year including March dates on Miranda Lambert's 'Certified Platinum' Tour! Sunny Sweeney will be the main stage opener for Miranda and Justin Moore on select dates of the tour. Tickets are on sale now. Visit the 'Shows' page for the dates!
Sunny's recent album, "Provoked" was given #9 on Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 40 Country albums of 2014! She also recently had a 2 week #1 on the Texas radio charts. Jake Clayton played Fiddle, Dobro, Banjo, Cello, & Lap Steel on Sunny's "Provoked" album.
New Jake Clayton Album Released
Multi-Instrumentalist Jake Clayton is back and this time he brought the vocals with him! The new Jake Clayton album, "By the Light of the Moon" features 10 songs of mostly alt-Country music that mixes hard rockin' twangy guitars & energetic drumming with an array of some of Country music's favorite Instruments. All topped off with Jake's precision vocal approach and 3-part harmonies. The result is a unique, modern mix of old school and contemporary Country Music with dashes of melodic hooks, a pinch of rock attitude, a touch of bluegrass, and a hint of metal. CD includes a 12 page booklet. The album is available to order, download, or stream. Visit the SHOP PAGE for ordering links.
Purchase a copy on CD: Home Grown Music Network
Download a digital copy: iTunes
Stream the album: Spotify
Jake Clayton Hometown CD Release Show
Jake Clayton is returning to his hometown area for a CD release show. Also appearing are special guests Stephanie Quayle & Jason Callahan. From hard driving Country to modern Country radio sounds, this show has something for everyone! Show starts at 9pm. Ages 18+. Under 21: $15 cover. 21 or over: $10 cover.
Jake Clayton 'I'm Gone' Drum Video Released
Chris Broome, the drummer for the Jake Clayton Band, has just released a drum video of 'I'm Gone', a track from Jake's upcoming album, "By the Light of the Moon". Chris is a Berklee College of Music graduate and he also appears on a couple of the tracks from the new album.
Pre-Order Jake Clayton's New Album
The new album by Jake Clayton is now available for pre-order. Get your autographed copy signed by Jake and members of the production team:
The album, titled "By The Light of the Moon", is a collection of 10 songs that loosely fall in the Alt-Country Rock category. Mostly uptempo, the songs feature an array of Country & Roots Instruments mixed with rockin' guitars and aggressive drumming to create a modern sound focused on originality and creativity. Top all of that off with Jake's dynamic vocals, precision harmonies, and unique songwriting to get something fresh, new, and ready to be heard!
Check out this video to hear clips of the new music as Jake tells you about the new album:
'By The Light of the Moon' will be released this fall and Jake will be back out on the road with his band promoting the new music.
Hear Jake Clayton on Multiple Nationwide Releases
Hear Jake Clayton on "Provoked", the new CD release from Country Music Artist, Sunny Sweeney. Jake plays Banjo, Cello, Dobro, Lap Steel, & Fiddle on the release. Pick your copy up at Best Buy, select Walmart stores, and most all digital retailers. For more info visit SunnySweeney.com
Also hear Jake Clayton playing Fiddle & Dobro on "Mud Digger Vol. 5", the latest compilation release from Colt Ford's Average Joes Entertainment!
For more info visit: AverageJoesEnt.com
The Guitars & Mason Jars Tour
Fravik Artist Jake Clayton & Rebel Engine Artist Stephanie Quayle have announced their first official tour titled, 'The Guitars & Mason Jars' tour. With shows confirmed in over 11 states so far, the tour will have the 2 Artists traveling across the Country this summer. Keep your eye on the 'shows' page for all of the tour dates as more are being added every month.
The Guitars & Mason Jars Tour
Also catch Jake Clayton on stage all over the Country this summer with 'The Bodeans'. Jake will be playing fiddle for the band on their current tour. For more information visit www.BoDeans.com
Catch Jake Clayton at the 2014 CMA Music Festival
Jake Clayton will be making multiple appearances at this year's CMA Music Festival with his own band and other Artists. Here is the full schedule:
June 5th w/ Sunny Sweeney - 3pm Hard Rock Cafe
June 6th w/ The Jake Clayton Band - 11:30am Omni Hotel
June 6th w/ Stephanie Quayle - 2pm Walk of Fame Park
June 8th w/ Jamie O' Neal - 8am Country Music Hall of Fame
Catch Jake Clayton in GA & AL this month
Jake Clayton will be performing in Georgia & Alabama this month with touring partner, Stephanie Quayle. The shows will be the official kick-off to Jake & Stephanie's, "The Guitars & Mason Jars Tour". Check the 'shows' page for confirmed dates. More announcing soon!
Catch Clayton & Quayle LIVE in Asheville, NC
Jake Clayton & Stephanie Quayle will make their Asheville, NC debut on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at the One Stop Deli & Bar! Show starts at 8pm. It's ALL ages and only $2 cover at the door. If you're near the area, come out and have some fun! Join the Facebook event page here: One Stop Facebook Event
Also listen for Jake & Stephanie's radio interview and live performance on 880 The Revolution's Jeff Messer Show around 4pm (eastern). Tune in at this link: Listen Live
For more info on Stephanie Quayle visit: Stephanie Quayle
Visit the One Stop site here: One Stop Deli & Bar
More tour dates are steadily being added to the schedule. Keep your eye on the 'SHOWS' page to find out when Jake Clayton & Stephanie Quayle will be coming to a town near you!
NEW Jake Clayton T-Shirts
The new Jake Clayton "Stompin On Musical Boundaries" t-shirts are now available in the 'SHOP' section of Jake's website. Until the end of April, use the promo code "JC2014" at checkout to get $5 off of your order. Also, use the code to purchase Jake's "Barnyard Stomp" t-shirt for only $10! Shipping included! (on US orders only)
Click here to order yours: SHOP
NEW Jake Clayton Video Posted!
Check out the latest video release, 'Hay!' by Jake Clayton & Nashville Music Video! 'Hay!' is from Jake's upcoming 2nd full-length album and is the only Instrumental in the collection of songs. Also appearing in this video is Troy Luccketta, drummer for multi-platinum selling Rock band, Tesla. Troy recorded the drums for 'Hay!' and 6 other tracks on Jake's new album that comes out this year!
Jake Clayton Featured in Red CowHills Christmas Special
Catch Jake Clayton appearing in the Red CowHills Country Music Christmas Special!
With over 200,000 monthly unique visitors, Red CowHills has become the one stop source for all things southern, country, & western. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to Everyone!
New Jake Clayton EP Released
The new EP release from Jake Clayton, "Snow Is On The Ground", is now available. The EP features six songs centered around the winter holiday season with themes of snow, fireplaces, sleigh rides, and more. Included are 5 original songs by Jake Clayton, and an arrangement of the traditional holiday classic, 'Greensleeves'. Not only does Jake play most all of the Instruments on this release, 3 of the songs on the album feature Jake on Vocals.
Download a digital copy of "Snow Is On The Ground": iTunes
Purchase a copy of "Snow Is On The Ground" on CD: CDBaby
Stream the album: Spotify
Jake Clayton Co-Hosts "Under Country Music"
Listen to Jake Clayton co-hosting Neil Smith's 'Under Country Music' podcast. The episode was recorded on location in The Jake Clayton Band's rehearsal room! Jake talks about his work with Thompson Square, Joey & Rory, his new EP release, and more!
Pre-Order Jake Clayton's New Winter Holiday EP
Jake Clayton's brand new CD, 'Snow Is On The Ground', is now available for pre-order in the SHOP section of Jake's website! Choose from multiple Holiday packages with a new Jake Clayton t-shirt design, a bonus unreleased track, and more! All orders come with a 15% discount off of a print from John De Bord Photography.
The 'Snow Is On The Ground' CD features 6-songs centered around the Winter Holiday Season. Pre-order your autographed copy and have it shipped to your home as soon as it's released!
Looking for a great stocking stuffer or a small gift for friends, family, and co-workers? Give the gift of music! Order multiple copies of the CD and save $$. EP bundles in packs of 5 & 10 copies available at a reduced price.
Also coming VERY soon from Boone Productions & Nashville Music Video, Jake Clayton's music video for 'Fireside'.
Click the play button below to listen to clips of the songs:
Listen to New Jake Clayton Music
For a limited time, hear 2 NEW unreleased Jake Clayton songs:
'Hay'- an advance track from Jake Clayton's upcoming 2nd full-length album. Jake played every instrument on this song except for the drums, which were performed by Troy Luccketta from 'Tesla'. This is the only instrumental on the upcoming album. Look for a release date, pre-sale packages and more for the new album at the beginning of 2014!
'Fireside' - from Jake Clayton's Winter Holiday EP, "Snow Is On The Ground". Jake performed all of the vocals and played every instrument on this song. "Snow Is On The Ground" is a 6-song CD featuring 'winter holiday' themed songs written and performed by Jake Clayton. The CD is now available for purchase at CDBABY. The EP is also available for download from most digital retailers, and up for streaming at sites like Spotify and Mog.
From now through the holidays we'll be posting a new Jake Clayton Holiday song every week so make sure to come back and listen to all of the new music! -Fravik Music
The Jake Clayton Band to Open Show for Jerrod Niemann
The Jake Clayton Band will be opening for Sony Nashville Recording Artist, Jerrod Niemann on Nov 15th at The Blue Note in Columbia, Mo. Tickets are $20 and on sale now! Jake is a native of Mexico, Mo and this will be the first hometown appearance for Jake in Columbia as The Jake Clayton Band. The band will be performing new music from Jake's upcoming album! If you're in the area, don't miss it!
Purchase tickets to the show here: PURCHASE TICKETS
Be sure to tune in to KWWR Country 96FM's New Country At Noon on the day of the show to hear an interview with Jake Clayton and new songs from his upcoming releases!
Facebook users can join the Facebook Event Page at this link: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
Jake Clayton Makes Appearance on The Weather Channel
Jake Clayton recently got the opportunity to perform with Sunny Sweeney on The Weather Channel's 'Wake Up With Al' morning show! Sunny and her acoustic trio were in New York City to open for labelmate Will Hoge when asked to stop by The Weather Channel's studio to perform a song from her upcoming album.
Jake had this to say about the experience, "What an honor and privilege it was to play on The Weather Channel. It's pretty mind boggling to go from watching a TV show every morning to being a part of it!"
Watch a video of the performance on YouTube: Watch Video.
See Jake Clayton on Joey & Rory's Live TV Special
Keep your eyes open for Jake Clayton performing in Joey & Rory's "Inspired" DVD and TV Special. The TV Special of "Inspired" starts airing this month on multiple cable networks all across the USA! The "Inspired" DVD with Jake Clayton is also available at your local Walmart and Cracker Barrel stores and through Joey & Rory's webstore. Click link to visit: WEBSTORE.
Watch a preview of the DVD here:
Hear Jake Clayton on the New Rickie Lee Tanner Release
The new Fravik Music release from Rickie Lee Tanner is now available! 'This Here' was produced and recorded by Jake Clayton & Rob Daniels at JD's Joint, and Troy Luccketta's TML Studios in Nashville, TN. Jake arranged most of the music on this release, played the majority of instruments, and has writing credit on 2 songs. Jake played Acoustic, Electric, & Baritone Guitars, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro, Fiddle, Cello, Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Piano, B-3, and recorded Harmony Vocals.
Download 'This Here' Digitally: iTunes
Purchase 'This Here' on CD: CDBaby
Stream the album: Spotify
For more information on Rickie Lee Tanner, visit: www.rickieleetanner.com
Jake Clayton Live at The Rutledge in Nashville
Don't miss Jake Clayton & Stephanie Quayle live at the Rutledge in Nashville, TN on Sept 29th! Jake and Stephanie will each play a set of their own, all backed by The Jake Clayton Band!
Don't miss this rare Nashville performance.
Tickets are $13 at the door or $10 in advance. Doors open at 6, Clayton & Quayle perform at 7:30.
Use Ticket Promo Code: JAKE043
Promo Codes Expire On: Aug 30th
Purchase online here: RUTLEDGE TICKETS
Hear Jake Clayton on the New Jason Callahan Release
You can hear Jake Clayton on the new release from Jason Callahan. "Just Add Alcohol" was recorded at Troy Luccketta's TML Studios in Nashville, TN and was Produced by Jake Clayton and Rob Daniels. Jake played Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Dobro, Fiddle, Cello, Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Piano, Keyboards, and sang Harmony Vocals. Drums were performed by Executive Producer, Troy Luccketta, drummer from Rock band, TESLA.
For more information on this EP, visit Jason Callahan's Reverbnation page at: www.reverbnation.com/jasoncallahan
Hear Jake Clayton on the New Stephanie Quayle Release
Hear Jake Clayton on the new release from Rebel Engine Recording Artist, Stephanie Quayle. The EP titled "Stand Back" features Jake on Fiddle, Dobro, Banjo, Lap Steel, Pedal Steel, and Piano. "Stand Back" is now available on iTunes!
For more information, visit www.stephaniequayle.com
The Jake Clayton Band was the backing band for Stephanie Quayle's release party for "Stand Back" at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN. The concert was featured live on The Billy Block Show: a live radio, tv, and internet show broadcasted all over the world!
Watch Jake Clayton Record His New Album
Jake Clayton is recording his new album at JD's Joint in Nashville, TN and he's taking everyone along for the ride! Follow thejakeclayton on Instagram for video updates from the studio. Watch Jake record, hear samples of the music, meet the production team, get the stories, and more! Visit Jake's Instagram page here: Instagram.com/thejakeclayton.
You can also get these updates via Jake Clayton's other social media sites:
Hear Jake Clayton on New Joey & Rory CD
Hear Jake Clayton on the new CD release from the Country Music Duo, Joey & Rory. The CD titled, "Inspired" features twelve songs of inspiration and is released as part of the Gaither Gospel Series. Jake Clayton plays Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Dobro, Mandolin, and Banjo on the release which is available on July 16th. For more info visit Joey & Rory on the web at: www.joeyandrory.com
Watch a preview of the DVD here:
Jake Clayton Records Theme Song For TV Show
Fans of hunting, fishing, and the outdoors lifestyle will soon be able to hear Jake Clayton performing on the brand new show, "Legacy Trails TV". Starting in July and airing 3 times per week for 26 weeks on The Sportsman Channel, Jake Clayton's musical performance of the theme song will be used throughout the show. Jake sang harmony vocals and played all of the instruments on the recording, except for the drums (performed by Chris Broome from 'The Jake Clayton Band') and lead vocals (performed by Brian Harbin).
"Legacy Trails TV" is sponsored by Chevrolet and produced by Ray Boone, an award-winning producer who has created numerous television shows, music videos, commercials, and documentaries on both video and film with national broadcast attention. Ray Boone is also the songwriter for the show's theme song, 'The Legacy', which was recorded by Jake Clayton and his production team at JD's Joint in Tennessee.
Starting July 3
Wednesday 4:30 PM EST
Thursday 7:00 AM EST
Saturday 8:30 AM EST
Fans of Jake Clayton may know Ray Boone as the director of Jake Clayton's KICKIN' UP DUST MUSIC VIDEO. Ray Boone also shot and directed Rickie Lee Tanner's TOTCH BROWN MUSIC VIDEO (another song written by Boone and recorded by Clayton's team). Further, Ray Boone co-wrote several songs that are currently being recorded for release on the upcoming Jake Clayton album (due out in 2013).
For more information on "Legacy Trails TV" visit Legacy Trails Media
To read the official "Legacy Trails TV" press release, Click Here
For more info on Ray Boone, visit Nashville Music Video
Jake Clayton Plays the Grand Ole Opry with Sunny Sweeney
It wasn't Jake's first time performing with Sunny Sweeney at the Grand Ole Opry, but it was the debut appearance for Jake's accordion! Jake brought the instrument along to play on Sunny Sweeney's song, 'Amy'. Here's a photo of Jake, Sunny, and JoAnna rehearsing backstage before the performance.
Catch Jake Clayton on the road this weekend, performing as the utility musician for Collin Raye, in Osceoloa, IA
Jake Clayton's 2013 CMA Festival Schedule
Don't miss The Jake Clayton Band during this year's CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville! Jake will be doing a special performance on Saturday at 4pm in the Rock Bar (located inside Tequila Cowboy). Yes, it will be rockin! Jake will be performing new songs from his upcoming album (due out summer 2013). You can also catch Jake during the festival with recording Artists, Sunny Sweeney and Stephanie Quayle. Here is Jake Clayton's full schedule:
Thursday June 6 - 9am - Margaritaville - (Acoustic set with Sunny Sweeney)
Saturday June 8 - 10:30am - Hard Rock Acoustic Stage - (Jake will be performing a 15 min acoustic set of his own music along with guitarist, Rob Daniels)
Saturday June 8 - 1:30pm - Riverfront Stages - (A full band Sunny Sweeney performance)
Saturday June 8 - 4pm - Rock Bar - (The JAKE CLAYTON BAND, plugged in and rockin! With special guests: Stephanie Quayle & Ashley Strickland)
Saturday June 9 - 12pm - Walk of Fame Park-Transitions Stage - (The JAKE CLAYTON BAND will be backing the Artist, Stephanie Quayle)
Jake Clayton to Perform at Benefit for Pat Summitt Foundation
2ND ANNUAL EVENING WITH THE STARS
The event will be an intimate dinner, cocktails and live entertainment at the beautiful private estate of Dr. Scott and Angie Hodges. The evening will be hosted by NFL's Terrell Owens along with WNBA's Brittany Jackson and her celebrity guests, all to benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation. The Jake Clayton Band will also be backing female Artist, Ashley Strickland.
Pat Summitt is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history of either a men's or women's team in any division. She coached from 1974 to 2012, all with the Lady Vols, winning eight NCAA national championships, second only to the record 10 titles won by UCLA men's coach John Wooden. She is the only coach in NCAA history, and one of three college coaches overall, with at least 1,000 victories. in 1984, she coached the U.S. women's team to an Olympic gold medal, becoming the first U.S. Olympian to win a basketball medal and coach a medal-winning team.
In August 2011, Summitt announced that she had been diagnosed three months earlier with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pat Summitt officially stepped down as head coach, ending her 38-year coaching career.
For more info on the Foundation visit: Pat Summitt Foundation.
Jake Clayton on #1 Song & Chart Topping Album
Jake Clayton can now be heard on the current #1 single on Country Music Radio, Thompson Square's "If I Didn't Have You". Jake played Cello and Violin on the track that was produced by NV and recorded at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville. As of April 30th, the song is #1 on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and the Country Aircheck/ USA Today chart, powered by Mediabase. The duo, Thompson Square, was also recently awarded as the ACM's 'Vocal Duo of the Year' for the second year in a row.
Jake had this to say about his involvement in the recording:
"It all happened so quick. I was pushing a cart full of groceries when I got the call asking if I could come down to Sound Stage Studios with my Violin and Cello. I was told that Thompson Square needed a string section on one of their tracks ASAP! Without missing a beat I pushed the cart aside (sorry Kroger), drove home, threw the instruments in the car, and headed to the studio as quick as I could. Within an hour at the studio we had the string section recorded. As I was packing up, they informed me the song I'd just played on was going to be the new single. A few short months later I'm hearing myself on a #1 Country Music song. It's an amazing feeling! I'm honored to have been asked to play on the recording."
Thompson Square acknowledged Jake on his twitter page with the following tweet:
"@thompsonsquare: jake you did an awesome job! Thanks for playing on our record!;) shawna"
Jake Clayton's name also appears in the duo's latest release, "Just Feels Good",
available in stores everywhere!
For more info on the duo click here: www.thompsonsquare.com
Jake Featured in New Rickie Lee Tanner Music Video
The brand new music video for Rickie Lee Tanner's song "Totch Brown" has been posted, and it features Jake Clayton! "Totch Brown" is the first single from Rickie Lee's upcoming album called "This Here". Not only did Jake play the majority of instruments on the album, but he co-produced the album with Barnyard Stomp producer Rob Daniels, and also has writing credits on multiple songs. A release date for "This Here" will be announced soon.
Watch the video for "Totch Brown"
New Ryan Chrys CD Featuring Jake Clayton
The new CD from Colorado Based Artist, Ryan Chrys, is now available for purchase. Not only does this CD feature Jake Clayton on most instruments, but it was also co-produced by Jake Clayton along with Ryan Chrys. Jake played Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Violin, Lap Steel, Keys/Piano, Dobro, Banjo, Accordion, and Mandolin on the album. The tracks were recorded and mixed by CJ Boggs Productions in Nashville, TN and also features Luis Espaillat on bass, and Sergio Yetta on drums (who both appeared in Jake Clayton's 'Kickin' Up Dust' video).
A music video for the first release off of the album, 'Stand & Be Counted', has been posted and can be viewed on YouTube at this link: Stand & Be Counted Video
Jake Clayton has also signed on to co-produce Ryan Chrys' next album. Tracking will begin with drums by Sergio Yetta on May 7th at Benchmark Studios in Nashville, Tn. Additional instruments will be played by Jake and recorded by Jake's 'Barnyard Stomp' album producer, Rob Daniels, at JD's Joint.
For more info on the album and to get your copy, visit Ryan Chrys on the web at: www.ryanchrys.com
Jake performs with Sunny Sweeney for ACM weekend
Jake Clayton spent this past Friday in Las Vegas performing with ACM nominee, Sunny Sweeney. The show was part of the ACM Fremont Street Experience that also included Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, and Gary Allan. The Academy of Country Music posted a shot of the Sunny Sweeney Band, including Jake Clayton, on their website along with all of the other Fremont Street performers. That photo can be viewed here (7th photo in the set):
ACM's Fremont Street Photos
Jake also appeared with Sunny Sweeney on Brad Paisley's H2OII tour in 2011, and Gary Allan's Country Throwdown Tour in 2012. Jake will be doing more shows with Sunny throughout 2013, along with shows with his own band, and various other Artists. Keep your eye on the 'SHOWS' page for upcoming dates.
Hear Jake Clayton on Phoenix Drive's debut CD
The debut CD release from Country Music band, Phoenix Drive, is now available. Titled, 'A Fool's Melody', the album is another to feature the musicianship of Jake Clayton. Jake played Fiddle, Lap Steel, Mandolin, and Dobro on the recording. The tracks were produced by Joe West and recorded at Gasoline Studios in Nashville, Tn. 'A Fool's Melody' is receiving major accolades from many industry professionals as well as fans alike!
For more info on the album and to get your copy, visit Phoenix Drive on the web at: www.phoenixdrive.net
Hear Jake Clayton on Justine Blazer's new CD
The new CD from La Blaze Recording Artist, Justine Blazer, featuring the musicianship of Jake Clayton, is now available for purchase. Jake played Piano, B3, Organ, Violin, Cello, Banjo, Dobro, Lap Steel, and Mandolin on the album. The tracks were recorded at the legendary Ronnie Milsap's recording studio, 'Ronnie's Place' in Nashville, TN.
For more info on the album and to get your copy, visit Justine on the web at: www.justineblazer.com
NEW Jake Clayton YouTube Music Video
The latest YouTube video from Jake Clayton is now up and running! The video for Jake's song, 'Love Notes & Lullabies' features a stunning slide show from Colorado's John De Bord Photography. Don't miss it!
Watch the video:
Hear Jake on the new Justine Blazer Single
Hear Jake Clayton on the new single from Justine Blazer titled, "Not Gonna Take You Back." The song hit Country radio on Jan. 28th. Jake played fiddle, dobro, and B3 Organ on the song.
"Not Gonna Take You Back" was co-written by Justine Blazer and is a sassy rockin' tune, with attitude and flare, about a cheating ex-boyfriend that tries to win her back but doesn't.
Justine Blazer's fifth studio album, "Gasoline", including the debut single is due out in February of 2013. For more info on Justine visit: www.justineblazer.com
Listen to "Not Gonna Take You Back":
Also hear Jake Clayton's fiddle and cello on the latest single from Grammy nominated hit duo, Thompson Square. The song is called, "If I Didn't Have You" and is currently in the Top20 on the Mediabase charts.
OFFICIAL Pre-Sale: New Music Featuring Jake Clayton
Jake Clayton has been hard at work in the studio over the past year working on multiple projects. One of those is almost done and ready for public consumption: Rickie Lee Tanner's 'This Here' album.
Rickie Lee's 'This Here' album not only features Jake Clayton's musicianship, it was also co-Produced by Jake Clayton. And just like Jake's debut album, 'Barnyard Stomp', Jake Clayton plays everything on this album except for the drums (performed by Troy Luccketta from the multi-platinum rock band, TESLA), and 2 guitar performances by the album producer, Rob Daniels.
Now, for 11 days only, you can pre-order Rickie Lee Tanner's 'This Here' album featuring Jake Clayton, and have your copy of 'This Here' signed by the whole production team (producers, musicians, singers, & writers)! Plus, you'll also get a free download of Jake Clayton's 'Barnyard Stomp' album and an advance download of 'This Here' one week before it's official release. This is a rare, once and only offer. Don't miss this opportunity to add to your Jake Clayton signed CD collection. Click the following link to get more info on the album and to order your copy.
Jake Clayton at The Rutledge in Nashville
The Jake Clayton Band will be performing a 'plugged in' and rockin' set at the Rutledge in Nashville, TN. Show starts at 6pm, Jake performs at 9pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door. Purchase tickets in advance (with a valid email address) and get an item of $5 value for free, at Jake's merchandise table inside the venue!
Jake Clayton to perform in North Carolina
Jake Clayton and his band will be heading to North Carolina next weekend for 2 shows. If you're in the area, make sure to come out and get a dose of Nashville right in your hometown! This show features performances by Cali Tucker (from the Tanya Tucker family) and J Michael Harter (from 'the Harters'). Performing in Jake's band is former Bessemer City, NC resident Rob Daniels on guitar, and on drums: Jack Gavin, who spent close to 15 years in the Charlie Daniels Band! Also, catch a special appearance by Bessemer City's own Extreme Talent Dancers from Jake Clayton's 'Kickin' Up Dust' video! This will be a FUN night. Don't miss it! $5 at the door. 18+
Next up, a performance by the Jake Clayton Band at the Ten-O-One in Winston Salem.
Jake Clayton at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville
The Jake Clayton Band will be performing at The Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville, TN on Friday Nov 2nd. This is a COUNTRY @ the ROCK Concert Series brought to you by AStar Promotions USA
Also performing: Lindsey Harding, Too Far Gone, Crawford Crossing, and Ray Scott. Doors at 6:30. Jake plays at 8:45. Tickets $8 at the door.
Click for more info: Event Page
Catch the Jake Clayton Band in Quincy, Illinois
The Jake Clayton Band will be performing an early show at Johnny Bang Bang's in Quincy, Ill on Friday Oct 26th along with J Michael Harter & Cali Tucker.
For more info on J Micheal Harter and Cali Tucker visit these links:
J Michael Harter
Hear Jake on the new Thompson Square single
Jake Clayton was recently invited to the studio to lay down Orchestra tracks for Thompson Square's upcoming single, "If I Didn't Have You".
In 2011, Thompson Square's radio smash "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" garnered a Grammy nomination, was iTunes' Country Song of the Year, and became the Most Played Song of the Year at Country Radio. Thompson Square was also nominated for Best New Artist and Vocal Duo of the Year at the CMA Awards, among many other achievements.
Thompson Square's new single, "If I Didn't Have You" will be released on Oct 30th. For more info on Thompson Square and to preview the track, visit the Thompson Square Website
Hear Jake on the new Mitch Rossell EP
A new live EP from Mitch Rossell, titled 'aLIVE and Well', has just been released on iTunes. Jake Clayton played lead Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, and Cello on this recording. The fiddle was played by Justin Williamson, Brad Paisley's fiddle player.
Check out the release on iTunes here:
Mitch Rossell EP
Jake Clayton Producing Music In the Studio
Jake Clayton and Rob Daniels (Jake Clayton's Barnyard Stomp album producer) have both signed on to share producing duties for the upcoming album for Missouri based Country Music Artist, Rickie Lee Tanner. Drums are being tracked by Tesla's Troy Luccketta (who also played on Jake Clayton's Barnyard Stomp album) and a large portion of the instruments will be performed by Jake. Master tracking for the album is already underway with work being done at TML Studios and JD's Joint in Tennessee.
Boone Productions recently visited Jake, Rob, Rickie, and Troy at TML Studios to film some 'behind the scenes' footage of the guys tracking a song for the album. A YouTube video is now up. Click here to watch: JAKE IN THE STUDIO
Jake Clayton Hits Radio Charts
Jake Clayton recently reached the TOP 10 Radio Charts at Leeway's HomeGrown Music Network alongside many notable Artists such as Jerry Douglas, Infamous Stringdusters, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and more! Thanks to Leeway's Network, Jake's music from his Barnyard Stomp album has been getting spins at college and secondary stations across the Country! A list of confirmed stations that have played Jake's music are listed below. If you're in these areas, or listen to these stations online, please request Jake Clayton!
Confirmed Stations Spinning Jake Clayton Music:
WSUM 91.7 FM
KDHX 88.1 FM
St. Louis, MO
WKPS 90.7 FM
State College, PA
WEHC FM 90.7
WNTI 91.9 FM
WUTC 88.1 FM
KBAC 98.1 FM
Santa Fe, NM
KAFM 88.1 FM
Grand Junction, CO
West Barnstable, MA
Jake Set to Perform at 2012 CMA Music Festival
Jake Clayton will be making multiple appearances during this year's CMA Music Festival! Be sure to catch the debut performance of Jake's new live show on June 9th at Big Shotz on 2nd Ave. Not only will Jake and his band be performing, but they will also be the backing band for special guests Cali Tucker & J. Michael Harter! This will be a fun, uptempo, plugged in and rockin' show. Don't miss it! You can also catch Jake performing as the utility player for Republic Nashville's Sunny Sweeney!
Here are Jake's CMAFest dates:
JUNE 6th 7:30pm -PUCKETT'S DOWNTOWN
A special Acoustic performance with the Jake Clayton Band, Cali Tucker, & J. Michael Harter
JUNE 7th 3:00 -WALK OF FAME PARK/BIC SOLEIL STAGE
Jake performs w/Sunny Sweeney
JUNE 9th 4:00 -BIG SHOTZ
Jake Clayton's featured show. Plugged in and rockin'. The Jake Clayton Band with special guests Cali Tucker & J. Michael Harter. Hosted by Nixa Country.
JUNE 10th (time tba) -CHEVROLET RIVERFRONT STAGE
Jake performs w/Sunny Sweeney
Jake w/ Sunny Sweeney on the Country Throwdown Tour
Jake Clayton will be touring again as the utility musician for Republic Nashville's Sunny Sweeney on Gary Allen's 2012 Country Throwdown Tour! The tour starts this Friday, May 18th with dates all around the Country.
For more info on the tour, visit the COUNTRY THROWDOWN WEBSITE
Jake also has some dates coming up with his own band including a show during this year's CMAFest! Check Jake's 'SHOWS' page for the list of dates.
This posting date: May 17th also marks the 1 year anniversary for the release of Jake Clayton's Barnyard Stomp album.
Jake Clayton Music Goes to Radio This Month
Jake Clayton's music from the Barnyard Stomp album will be going out to 100 more radio stations this month! College, Community, and Satellite Radio stations!
New Jake Clayton YouTube Music Video Posted
Watch Jake Clayton and the band perform an acoustic version of 'Dia's Hoedown' while being entertained by the video's special guest 'star'!
Click to watch video: JAKE'S MEDIA PAGE
More Jake Clayton YouTube videos are in the works and will be posting in the very near future!
Jake's Live Recording Session with Hit Songwriters
Jake Clayton will be performing at a live recording session with hit songwriters on Saturday April 7th. The show is called "Sessions From The West Barn" and it features hit songwriters, artists, and session musicians. This is a special event held once a month at The West Barn in Franklin, TN. This show is also being video taped for TV. The performing songwriters include: Jack Tempchin (Eagles), Michael Logan (Kelly Clarkson) & Lisa Carver (Sugarland). Tickets can be purchased in advance and proceeds go to charity.
For more info visit: Sessions From the West Barn
More Jake Clayton Music on Ardent's Bass Battles
The Production Company behind the fishing show, Ardent's Bass Battles, has added more Jake Clayton music to 2 upcoming episodes of the show. Jake was even asked to provide some custom music for a couple of segments. As a result, the upcoming episodes will feature more selections from the Barnyard Stomp album along with some new Jake Clayton music! Ardent's Bass Battles airs on The Sportsman Channel reaching more than 25 million U.S. television households. The channel is available in HD on CableTV, DirectTV, and Dish Network.
Episode #12 Lake Amistad
(featuring: Dia's Hoedown, Finger Pickin' Good, Barnyard Stomp and NEW Jake Clayton Music)
Mar-12-2012 Monday 2:00PM
Mar-14-2012 Wednesday 5:30PM
Mar-15-2012 Thursday 2:30AM
Mar-18-2012 Sunday 8:30AM
Episode #13 Falcon Lake
(featuring: Kickin' Up Dust and NEW music)
Mar-19-2012 Monday 2:00PM
Mar-21-2012 Wednesday 5:30PM
Mar-22-2012 Thursday 2:30AM
Mar-25-2012 Sunday 8:30AM
For more info on Ardent's Bass Battles, visit Sportsman Channel
Filmed and edited by Boone Productions
Jake's Music Featured on the Sportsman Channel
Starting Monday, January 30th, selections from Jake Clayton's Barnyard Stomp album can be heard on the Sportsman Channel's new fishing show called, 'Ardent's Bass Battles'. Jake's music will appear in 2 upcoming episodes: Episode #6 Pickwick Lake and Episode #9: Lake of the Ozarks. On top of that, each episode displays the Barnyard Stomp album cover, the song titles used in the show, and a link to Jake's website! Look for the album information at the end credits.
Episode #6 - Pickwick Lake
(featuring: Catch .22, Get 'Em Boyz, Drunken Matador, & Close Encounters of the 4/4 Kind)
Jan-30-2012 Monday 2:00PM
Feb-01-2012 Wednesday 5:30PM
Feb-02-2012 Thursday 2:30AM
Feb-05-2012 Sunday 8:30AM
Episode #9 - Lake of the Ozarks
(featuring: Finger Pickin' Good, Clovershine, & Barnyard Stomp)
Feb-20-2012 Monday 2:00PM
Feb-22-2012 Wednesday 5:30PM
Feb-23-2012 Thursday 2:30AM
Feb-26-2012 Sunday 8:30AM
The Sportsman Channel is the only television network providing 100 percent hunting, shooting and fishing programming, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Sportsman Channel reaches more than 25 million U.S. television households and is available in HD on CableTV, DirectTV, and Dish Network.
Ardent's Bass Battles:
Every show is a tournament. Choose sides with Bassmasters Classic Champion, Denny Brauer or his B.A.S.S. Elite Champion son, Chad Brauer on public water while fishing against one another for an end of the day weigh-in. The two Brauers will use different styles and techniques to out wit the bass and each other. Bass Battles is sponsored by Ardent Reels, Strike King Lure Co., Ranger Boats, and more.
For more info on Ardent's Bass Battles, visit Sportsman Channel
Filmed and edited by Boone Productions
Article on Jake posted at Examiner.com
A new article on Jake Clayton has been posted at Examiner.com. The article shares some insight on Jake's background and how he got into the music business.
Get the full story here: Examiner
Jake's Video Posted on MTV's UK site
Jake's video for 'Kickin' Up Dust' has been posted on MTV's website in the UK! The site is designed specifically for users in the UK, but viewable by anyone.
Check out Jake's MTV page here:
Make sure to check out Jake's CMT page as well:
Artist Spotlight on Jake at Guitar-Muse.com
Guitar-Muse.com posted an Artist Spotlight on Jake Clayton in August of 2011. The article brings to light Jake's skills as a multi-instrumentalist by using some mathmatical calculations and a comical outlook:
"I'd speculate that if Batman were a musician he'd keep a Jake Clayton in his utility belt at all times."
The writer had much praise for Jake and in closing even calls him, "the epitome of incredible".
Check out the full write-up here:
Listen to the 'Barnyard Stomp' Album Online
As a gift from Jake Clayton & Fravik Music, Jake Clayton's BARNYARD STOMP album will be posted online for streaming over the holidays! Starting Dec 23rd, simply visit Jake's website, launch the player, and listen to the full album as much as you want! We've also uploaded some rare unreleased Jake Clayton Christmas recordings so don't miss out. All songs will be up till the end of the year. This music is family friendly so feel free to share with your family and friends.
Listen here: Barnyard Stomp
Barnyard Stomp up for 'Album of the Year'
Jake Clayton's Barnyard Stomp album is in the running for studio album of the year for 2011 at Leeway's Homegrown Music Network! Leeway's HGMN prides itself in being the source for music that is breaking past existing boundaries. This year, Leeway's HGMN added Jake's album to their catalog.
Please take a moment to cast your vote for Jake's Barnyard Stomp album.
Vote Here: Leeway's HGMN
(deadline is Dec 23)
Barnyard Stomp Holiday Sale!
For the whole month of December, get Jake Clayton's Barnyard Stomp CD & T-shirt delivered to your door for only $20! (shipping included)
The Barnyard Stomp CD is a professionally produced, shrink-wrapped CD with full color artwork. The Barnyard Stomp T-shirt was made by the same company printing the shirts you buy at shows in amphitheaters for $35+. Get them both now for only $20!
The Barnyard Stomp package also comes with a Barnyard Stomp album cover sticker and a download code for a one-time download of the full Barnyard Stomp album. Use the code for yourself or as a gift to a friend or family member!
This is an incredibly low priced offer available for a limited time.
Brought to you by Fravik Music.
(offer available while supplies last)
(international orders - please visit ordering info link for details on international shipping)
Music News Nashville Posts Barnyard Stomp Review
Chuck Dauphin at Music News Nashville has posted a review of 'Jake Clayton's Barnyard Stomp' album. Chuck had this to say about Jake: "His talent gets a fine showcase on this album".
Music News Nashville went online in November, 2004, and officially became a full-blown magazine in June, 2005, with the focus on providing information on the Nashville songwriting community to those who want to know what's going on in "Nashvegas".
Read the full Barnyard Stomp review here: Music News Nashville.
Jake Clayton's Video Sparks Newspaper Articles
Several newspapers in Missouri and North Carolina have published articles on Jake Clayton's 'Kickin' Up Dust' video being added to CMT.com. These papers include:
The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
The Gaston Gazette - Gaston County, NC
The Lincoln Times - Linconton, NC
The Daily Advance - Elizabeth City, NC
Jake's former hometown is Mexico, MO and a good portion of the video participants are either residents or former residents of the North Carolina area. Here are a couple of the articles to read. Check them out for an insight on how Jake's first video came together!
Gaston County, NC: The Gaston Gazette
Elizabeth City, NC: The Daily Advance
Visit CMT.com to watch Jake's debut video for the song, 'Kickin' Up Dust'.
Barnyard Stomp Reviewed by Leeway's HGMN
Leeway's HomeGrown Music Network has posted their review of Jake Clayton's 'Barnyard Stomp' album. They had this to say:
Jake Clayton offers dazzling, virtuosic musicianship in the 12 tracks of "Barnyard Stomp."
"Barnyard Stomp" is highly recommended, and will prove to be a sterling addition to your own music collection.
Leeway's Homegrown Music Network has added Jake Clayton's Barnyard Stomp release to their catalog and are actively promoting Jake Clayton's music through their affiliations and festival appearances.
Read the full review here: Visit Leeway's Homegrown Music Network
Jake Clayton Joins Leeway's HG Music Network
A limited number of hard working bands have been invited to join Leeway's HomeGrown Music Network (HGMN) as a "Home Grown Band". Jake Clayton has just become one of them! HGMN was formed in 1995 and was created to help bands reach fans who are seeking fun, interesting & mind expanding music. They have since become a music distribution network with an international presence and a catalog that regularly exceeds 150,000 copies distributed annually! HGMN supplies music to hundreds of stores worldwide as well as major one stops and etailers like Amazon.com.
"We improve your life by turning you onto and remaining your source for music that is breaking past existing boundaries. We are your best source for all the great music that doesn't fit neatly into any one category." -Leeway's HGMN
Bands or artists can join Leeway's HomeGrown Music Network by invitation only, and HGMN will only consider bands with a great work ethic, a good reputation, and hi quality merchandise. Through HGMN, Jake's music will now be exposed to a larger audience and also a network of concert venues and music promoters.
Visit Leeway's Homegrown Music Network
Kickin' Up Dust on the Phil Mack Country Show
Jake Clayton's music video for 'Kickin' Up Dust' has been featured on The Phil Mack Country Show for a second time! This time, the show's hosts introduced Jake, talked about his talent, and stated that the video received a lot of great feedback from the last showing. 'Kickin' Up Dust' was featured alongside Brad Paisley's 'Old Alabama' and Sunny Sweeney's 'From A Table Away'!
The Phil Mack Country show is a one hour show that airs every Monday at 9pm on SKY TV Channel 201 throughout Ireland and the UK! The show is repeated 3 times throughout the week and is also archived on the site. The Phil Mack Country Show is sponsored by Up Country Magazine, one of Europe's leading Country Music Magazines.
Barnyard Stomp Scores a 4 out of 4 at IAE Magazine
Jake Clayton's 'Barnyard Stomp' received a perfect score in a review posted by IAE Magazine! The reviewer gave the album a 4 out of 4 on musicianship and production, and had this to say about Jake:
"Jake Clayton has produced a classic Country music instrumental album that deserves the support of every fan of the genre. It's hard to not respect the talent of this young man, and I think we'd be doing the world a disservice if we don't help keep real musicians like Jake, working."
IAE (I Am Entertainment) Magazine is a leading Film, TV, Music, Sports and Gaming publication that features interviews with top industry professionals, informative articles, reviews, and more! IAE is published bi-monthly in both print and online digital formats, and read by more than 100,000 entertainment buffs each issue. IAE's digital edition has become one of the fastest growing online entertainment magazines in the world, receiving more than 60,000 monthly page views since launching in October 2009!
To read the full review, visit IAE Magazine.
'Kickin' Up Dust' Video Added to CMT.com
Jake Clayton's debut music video 'Kickin' Up Dust' has been added to CMT.com! CMT has long been known as the leader of Country Music Television and CMT.com has become home to all of the Country Music Artist's Videos. Now, Jake has joined the legions of those Country Music Artists with a CMT artist page that includes the Kickin' Up Dust video, Jake Clayton photos, and more!
Jake has also been informed that the 'Kickin' Up Dust' video is a candidate for airplay on the Wide Open Country show that is featured on CMT's second channel, CMT Pure. Please show your support for Jake Clayton and visit Jake's CMT Page to watch the video. While there, make sure to 'like' the video, share the video link with your friends, and leave a comment to let CMT know you appreciate Jake's video being added to their site. Your participation could help Jake Clayton's 'Kickin' Up Dust' video appear on the CMT Pure channel!
Visit: Jake's CMT Page
Barnyard Stomp Distributed by Vai's Digital Nations
Digital Nations, a digital-only label and subsidiary of Steve Vai's Favored Nations label has offered their digital distribution system to Jake Clayton's 'Barnyard Stomp' album. As a result, 'Barnyard Stomp' will now receive exclusive worldwide digital distribution to over 100 outlets across the globe which includes all five major iTunes in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia/New Zealand! The Digital Nations artists are assured of maximum possible distribution in the worldwide digital marketplace.
"It's an amazing feeling to be associated with an established label that not only fills its roster with great musicians, but welcomes Instrumental music with open arms." - Jake Clayton
The Favored Nations label, and the Digital Nations subsidiary were created by Steve Vai, an Ibanez guitar endorser and a 3 time Grammy Award winning guitar virtuoso, composer and producer who has sold over 15 million albums during his career that spans over 20 years. Favored Nations is a well-known supporter of Instrumental music and the artists signed to Favored Nations are a unique, dedicated breed that have attained the highest performance level on their chosen instruments. The subsidiary, Digital Nations, caters to independent artists striving to reach that same level of excellence, and the DN distribution system is readily available to those artists on a non-exclusive basis.
Visit Jake's Digital Nations Page
Visit Favored Nations & Steve Vai
Barnyard Stomp hits the Top5 at WildmanSteve Radio
Jake Clayton's 'Barnyard Stomp' album has hit #5 on the Top 65 in it's first week at WildmanSteve Radio and has been added into HEAVY rotation! The album will soon be added to Steve's Alternate Roots chart and it will also be featured on the "New Tunes in the Afternoon" segment this week, possibly on Thursday.
WildmanSteve Radio is an Alabama based reporting station to the Americana Radio Charts. Wildman Steve's unique programming has brought the acclaim of music lovers everywhere. Steve has been awarded Station of the Year by New Music Weekly four years in a row (2004, '05, '06 & '07), and by the Homegrown Music Network in 2007. In addition he was named Program Director of the Year in 2007 by New Music Weekly.
Check out WildmanSteve Radio at www.WildmanSteve.com.
Jake's music is starting to appear on various secondary Radio Station playlists across the country. If you have a favorite station in your area playing Americana or Country music and taking requests, make sure to call them and request Jake Clayton's music!
The 'Kickin' Up Dust' Video on TV in the UK
Jake Clayton's music video for 'Kickin' Up Dust' has been featured on The Phil Mack Country Show along with the latest videos from Sugarland, Jake Owen, and Martina McBride. The Phil Mack Country show is a one hour show that airs every Monday at 9pm on SKY TV Channel 201 throughout Ireland and the UK! The show is repeated 3 times throughout the week and is also archived on the site. The Phil Mack Country Show is sponsored by Up Country Magazine, one of Europe's leading Country Music Magazines. The 'Kickin' Up Dust' video will be featured on Phil Mack's show again in September and will include an introduction by the show hosts. Follow Jake on his social sites to be informed of the September show date.
The current Phil Mack show featuring Jake's video is scheduled to air again on this date:
Saturday, Aug 13th at 1pm (7am US Central)
The show might also air at these times:
Wednesday, Aug 10th at 8pm (2pm US Central)
Friday, Aug 12th at 1pm (7am US Central)
The Phil Mack Country Show can be streamed online at this link:
WATCH PHIL MACK COUNTRY SHOW.
Jake Clayton's 'Barnyard Stomp' CD has also started to get some Radio airplay on select stations in the UK area.
Jake's video has been submitted to CMT.com and The Country Network in the US. If you're a fan of these networks, please visit their websites and request the Jake Clayton 'Kickin' Up Dust' video!
The 'Kickin' Up Dust' video can also be viewed at Jake's Website: www.JakeClayton.com.
Jake Clayton in the NixaCountry Studio
Jake Clayton will be in the NixaCountry studio on Tuesday, June 28th at 7pm to talk about his debut album, "Barnyard Stomp". Joining Jake will be producer and band member, Rob Daniels. NixaCountry is a leading online Country Radio station that plays a great mixture of Country Music Stars along with the new Up and Coming Artists. Listen to the station and the interview at this link: NixaCountry Radio Make sure to check them out and support this great station! While you're listening, be sure to request Jake's song, "Kickin' Up Dust".
Jake's 'Kickin Up Dust' Video Posted!
The video for Jake Clayton's 1st single, "Kickin' Up Dust" is now posted for viewing. The video was shot in Springfield, TN by Ray Boone at Boone Productions and features choreographed dancing from the North Carolina based Extreme Talent Productions. Jake says, "We wanted this video to showcase how my music is meant for fun and good times. I want to see people smiling, dancing, clapping, stomping their feet, and enjoying themselves when we play and that is exactly what the people are doing in this video. We had a great time making it and I hope people have just as much fun watching it!"
The video can be viewed at Jake's YouTube Page.
Feel free to email the video to your friends and share on your social sites!
Jake is Featured Artist at Fishman Amplification
For the next couple of weeks, Jake Clayton has been chosen to be the Featured Artist for Fishman Acoustic Amplification. Through the years Fishman products have become the industry standard for acoustic amplification, being used by a long list of top performers including everyone from Alison Krauss and the Zac Brown Band to Aerosmith and Green Day. Jake uses his Fishman pickups, pre-amps, Aura pedals and more on tour and in the studio. "Fishman provides me with the reliability that I need as a professional musician. From fiddle to dobro to cello and everything inbetween, Fishman products have the dynamics and the tone to make my instruments sound their best on a nightly basis."
Jake Clayton can be seen all summer long with Republic Nashville recording artist, Sunny Sweeney. Sunny is currently an opening act on Brad Paisley's 2011 H2O II tour. Jake has also just released his own album, 'Barnyard Stomp', a collection of 12 instrumentals in which he played all of the instruments except for the drums and a couple of guest guitar tracks.
Get Jake's tour dates, album information, and latest news at his official website: www.jakeclayton.com.
To learn more about Fishman's great products and the artists that use them visit www.fishman.com.
Jake's 'Kickin' Up Dust' on Billy Block's Locals Only
Listen for Jake Clayton's first single 'Kickin' Up Dust' Sunday night on Billy Block's Locals Only Show! The Locals Only show is broadcasted live on 103WKDF from the legendary Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN and can be heard every Sunday between 6 and 8 pm!
Listen to the live broadcast at www.103wkdf.com
ABOUT BILLY BLOCK: Billy Block has been instrumental in helping some of country music's BIGGEST stars' dreams come true. Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, Keith Anderson, Sara Evans, Trisha Yearwood and thousands more have all been a part of Billy Block's weekly concert series, radio shows and television shows over the past 12 years.
Check out Billy Block at www.billyblock.com
Thanks for the support, Billy Block!
Jake Clayton to perform at 2011 CMA Music Fest
Jake Clayton has been confirmed to play an acoustic date at the 2011 CMA Music Festival! The performance will be Sunday, June 12th at 3pm on the Gibson Acoustic Stage at the Hard Rock Cafe on 1st and Broadway. After the performance Jake Clayton will be signing autographs, taking pictures, and selling CDs at the Gibson tent. Make sure to stop by! Performing with Jake Clayton will be band members Rob Daniels, Luis Espaillat, and Sergio Yetta. This performance is sponsored by AStar Promotions USA.
Jake will also be appearing with Sunny Sweeney and Cali Tucker at the CMA Music Festival on the following dates:
June 9th 8pm / Red Rooster w/ Cali Tucker Band
June 12th 1pm / River Stages w/ Sunny Sweeney Band
Jake Clayton Shoots 1st Music Video
On Monday, May 23rd Fravik Music Artist Jake Clayton shot his first music video for his uptempo & danceable debut single "Kickin Up Dust". The video was shot in Springfield, TN by Boone Productions and features Jake Clayton and his band along with a NC based dance group from Extreme Talent Productions. The video is currently in the editing process and will be available online soon!
Jake Celebrates CD Release in Missouri
On May 21st, Jake Clayton celebrated the release of his debut cd, 'Barnyard Stomp' with a headlining show in his former hometown of Mexico, Mo. Jake brought with him a band of Nashville musicians along with special guests Cali Tucker (daughter of Lacosta Tucker), Troy Luccketta (drummer from multi platinum rock band 'Tesla') and newcomer Ashley Norton. The event was well received as 400 tickets were sold to the concert, showing that Jake has ALOT of support in the town where he first started playing music. Mexico's KWWR Country 96 was on site to cover the event with live interviews. Jake was also featured the day before on KWWR's New Country at Noon. Jake says about the event, "I had an amazing time introducing my new music and new band to a town of people that have watched me grow as a person and a musician. I appreciate all the support everyone in that area has given me through the years and I hope to continuously bring back more unique shows for them in the future". Jake Clayton will be doing a few select shows with his band this summer but most of his time will be spent on this year's Brad Paisley tour with opening act, Sunny Sweeney. Check the 'shows' section at www.jakeclayton.com for tour dates.
KWWR to feature Jake on New Country at Noon
On Friday, May 20th check out 'New Country at Noon' on KWWR Country 96 in Mexico, Mo. Jake Clayton will be one of the featured new artists on the show! There will be an interview with Jake and they'll also be playing Jake's first single 'Kickin' Up Dust' in preparation for Jake's Hometown CD Release Show on Saturday, May 21st.
Listen to the broadcast at www.kwwr.com
Jake Clayton's Debut Album Available May 17th
Jake Clayton's Debut CD, 'Barnyard Stomp' officially becomes available on Tuesday, May 17th. The CD is being released through the newly formed upstart label 'Fravik'. Physical copies will be available for purchase online or you can download the music through most digital retailers. Visit www.jakeclayton.com to find the links to where the CD can be purchased. 'Jake Clayton's Barnyard Stomp' CD will also be available at his solo shows. More Jake Clayton items will be available online in the upcoming weeks so make sure to check back soon, or add your name to the Jake Clayton mailing list to stay informed!
Jake Clayton on Brad Paisley Tour with Sunny Sweeney
In 2009, Jake Clayton toured the country with Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley as the utility player for the opening act, Jimmy Wayne. Starting in May 2011, Jake will once again be performing on the Brad Paisley tour, this time as the utility player for opening act, Sunny Sweeney. Most people may know Sunny Sweeney from her latest top 10 hit, 'From A Table Away'. Check out Jake's calender for the listing of dates. More dates for Jake's solo shows are in the works.
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Jake Clayton Recording Debut Album
Multi-instrumentalist, Jake Clayton, has entered the studio to begin production on his debut CD release. The currently untitled release will be a collection of all original instrumentals performed solely by Jake as he employs multiple instruments including the Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, Lap Steel, Pedal Steel, and more! Jake will actually play all of the instruments on the entire CD except for the drums. The drum tracks will be performed by Troy Luccketta, who is best known as the drummer for the multi-platinum selling rock band, 'Tesla'. Also performing drum tracks will be Jack Gavin, who is best known for his work with Tanya Tucker, Tracy Lawrence, and the Charlie Daniels Band. Jake says the CD will be a collection of songs with influences ranging from country and bluegrass to rock, with a few surprise influences mixed in.
"I like to play many different instruments, and that's something I rarely get to do on stage or in the studio. Now, I'm creating that opportunity through my own music. With this first CD, I focused on writing music that I enjoy playing, and music that incorporates the variety of instruments that I play. I want it to be fun and uptempo, but also not too complicated to listen to. Although the songs are geared towards the country music fan-base, I also wanted to create an album that anyone could listen to and hear something they like. I think this album will be a reflection of how I see the music world, one big melting pot of sound."
Production for the CD began on Sept 23rd at TML Studios in Nashville, TN. Producing the CD will be Jake's co-writer, Rob Daniels, who will also be playing guitar on 2 songs. The CD is scheduled for release in January 2011 and Jake plans to spend that year promoting the CD through live performances with his band. This first release will also be the beginning of a series of instrumental CDs that are planned for the future.
Twitter Party With Got Country Online
Join Jake Clayton & Got Country Online on Tuesday, Feb 3rd for a 'Twitter Party'. Learn more about Jake and ask questions from your twitter account! Visit Got Country Twitter Pagee to join in and make sure to use (hashtag)??gotcountry? in your tweets. 7pm Central.