Clayton Mann is an entertainer - singer/songwriter - touring artist from Nashville, TN.
Clayton Mann has managed to inject rock-n-roll into country music. The young Chicago native transplated to Nashville two years ago bringing his hard-charging rock-inspired background with him. Recently releasing his hot new debut single, "COOLER," the sonically pleasing "COOLER" is both traditional and contemporary country, with a twist of rock that brings the melodic riff and fill sections of guitar-charging rock. His follow up single, "One Day At A Time," is scheduled for release in November 2020.
Extremely talented, yet grossly underaged, the gregarious young Clayton began cutting his musical teeth in the dive bars of Chicago at just 11 years old. Galvanized by both rock and country, Clayton is influenced by outlaw country Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, overlayed with rock-n-roll influences Guns-N-Roses, AC/DC and KISS. Pepper in some bluesy BB King and a litle bit of Elvis Presley, and Clayton has managed to fade genre to the background and place live music back on the map.
Catching the attention of talent buyers, Clayton is a supporting artist at Country Fest Cadott, WI 2021 between main acts Kane Brown, Dustin Lynch, The Oak Ridge Boys and more, as well as supporting Luke Combs at the Kicker Country Stampede, Topeka KS 2021. Clayton has also performed at iconic venues such as the Whisky-a-Go-Go on Sunset Strip, the MGM Grand Las Vegas, the Hard Rock Chicago to Music Row Nashville. When not on tour with his band at national honky tonks and festivals, Clayton can be found in writers rounds down on Music Row or on stage on lower Broadway, Nashville.
The Nashville Rising Star carries the powerful range of a tenor that's sweet on the high notes with enough baritone on the deep end to make your spine crawl, Clayton is sure to turn heads and bend ears with his old school charm and stage presence. Be ready for a high-energy performance of some down-home country music - peppered with a little bit of soul and some rock-n-roll! You won't want to miss this up-and-coming artist!
The Recording Academy
Most Talented Teen Chicago
"Besides music, I really enjoy NASCAR, golfing, and hiking in the great outdoors; they're good mind escapes after writing music all day. I drink too much coffee, stay up too late, and like playing my guitars. My friends would say I'm very loud, energetic, and not overly wild, but wildly funny! Me - on stage and in the writing room - are two different people. On stage I'm very much 'out there,' but when writing I become very quiet. They require two very different head spaces.
I have an amazing family: two brothers in the Marine Corps, a hard-working sister with an amazing daughter, and two parents who support me 110%, even when I feel like I can't suppport myself.
Writing songs is very important to me. My hopes and dreams are to write songs that last and impact peoples lives. As a performer and entertainer, I want to share pieces and moments of myself with the audience - moments that I hope my life will be intertwined with their lives. My songwriting is very real to me and comes from an honest place."
"Music is about those moments, not just the notes and guitar riffs."