Payton's aspirations of becoming a recording artist led him to write his first song at age 13. A year later, on a family vacation in Nashville, TN, he was offered an opportunity to pursue his dream. One of his makeshift performances while on vacation led to a chance to play his songs for renowned producer, Buddy Cannon.
Cannon, a hit songwriter and producer who has produced numerous platinum records for Kenny Chesney, conveyed his belief that Payton was a special talent.
He began introducing Payton to the Nashville songwriting community and they quickly embraced him as one of their own. He began to recieve offers from the music industry at the tender age of 14.
Payton is now a senior in high school and works hard at balancing school, time with friends and family, and his passion for music. With a distinguished creative team and famed music business executives on his side, Payton is poised to bring his music to fans.
“Payton Smith is one of the most exciting young singers, musicians and songwriters I have ever encountered. He hit the
Nashville streets running at the age of 14 years old and now, at 17, is developing into the music artist I believe will soon be the leader of the pack”-
Producer Buddy Cannon