“Jake is no stranger to Country Music and with this much talent, there is no denying he will soon be a household name himself”
-One Stop Country
Jake Clayton is a gifted singer, thought-provoking songwriter, and talented multi-instrumentalist who is attracting the attention of Country Music fans everywhere. He is a 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. Playing over 20 instruments as an in-demand touring & studio musician, Jake is now stepping out on his own to take his place among the greats of Country music.
Jake Clayton moved to Nashville at the age of 20 and for the past 14 years has been a utility man in the live bands of Tanya Tucker, Sunny Sweeney, Collin Raye, Joey & Rory, Jamie O’Neal, Jimmy Wayne, and others. Jake has traveled as a musician on multiple tours with such Country music headliners as Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and many more. He’s seen his childhood dreams come true as he’s graced the stages of Madison Square Garden, The Grand Ole Opry, the CMT Music Awards, and other legendary venues.
As an in-demand studio musician, Jake’s most recent credits include orchestra tracks on the "Losing Sleep" album by RCA Records Artist, Chris Young. Jake also performed orchestra tracks on "Past the Past" by Jess Moskaluke, which was named the Canadian Country Music Association's (CCMA) 2018 Album of the Year. Further, Jake performed multiple Instruments on the 2017 Sunny Sweeney album “Trophy” which entered the iTunes Top 5 and received praise from top Country Music media outlets. More recording credits include playing violin and cello on Thompson Square’s #1 single, “If I Didn’t Have You,” and playing dobro & fiddle on Joey & Rory’s "Inspired" DVD and TV special. For TV, Jake co-produced the theme song that aired on two seasons of The Sportsman Channel’s "Legacy Trails TV", and has currently co-produced and performed the theme song for "Ray Van Horn's Captain's Journey" now airing on The Sportsman Channel.
On top of these achievements, Jake Clayton began touring as a Nashville Artist in 2011. Since that time, he has released 3 albums, 2 eps, and multiple videos. In 2016 he charted a single on the Music Row Country Breakout Charts, and had a video in rotation on ZUUS Country, the Heartland Network and more. In 2017, the title track from Jake's winter holiday ep "Snow Is On the Ground" won 1st runner up in the International Holiday Songwriting Competition. With his own band, Jake Clayton has toured from Nashville to as far as Wyoming & Montana and has opened for Country Music hitmakers Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Frankie Ballard, Colt Ford, The Lacs, Jerrod Niemann, Adam Craig & David Allan Coe.
Jake Clayton's latest album of classic Country & Fiddle tunes, "Show-Me State of Mind" is now available.