The Recording Academy
Most Talented Teen Chicago
Nashville country artist, Clayton Mann, will tell you he has a mistress - and her name is rock-n-roll! Overwhelmingly talented yet grossly underaged, Clayton began cutting his musical teeth in the dive bars of Chicago at just 11 years old. With a strong preference for hard-charging guitar riffs and melodic fills, Clayton transplanted to Nashville 3 years ago bringing his powerful tenor voice and rock-inspired background with him. A professionally trained vocalist and guitarist, Clayton is influenced by outlaw country Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash overlaid with rock-n-roll influences Guns-N-Roses, AC/DC and KISS. Pepper in some bluesy BB King and a little bit of Elvis Presley, and Clayton manages to fade genre to the back, placing live music back on the map. The Nashville rising star carries a 4-plus octave range that's sweet on the high notes with enough baritone on the deep end to make your spine crawl. Be prepared for a high energy country show, peppered with a little bit of soul and a whole lot of rock-n-roll!
Releasing his 3rd single and first ballad, "MAYBE YOU ARE," July 2021, the young Chicago native prefers traditional country with a twist of rock that blends with the riffs, fills, and solos of classic rock. Catching the attention of talent buyers, Clayton has been a supporting artist at Country Fest Cadott, WI as well as supporting Luke Combs at Kicker Country Stampede, 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, Clayton can be found in writers rounds down on Music Row or on stage at the famous Wildhorse Saloon, Ole Red, and other honky tonks on Lower Broadway, Nashville. Be prepared for a high energy country show, peppered with a little bit of soul and a whole lot of rock-n-roll! Clayton Mann is one to turn heads and bend ears. You won't want to miss this up and coming artist!
Clayton is a prior winner of Most Talented Teen Chicago and is a current member of The Recording Academy.