The Recording Academy
Most Talented Teen Chicago
Clayton Mann is an American Entertainer / Singer / Songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. The young Chicago native transplanted to Nashville two years ago bringing his hard-charging rock inspired background with him. Recently releasing his debut single, "COOLER," Clayton Mann has managed to inject Rock-N-Roll into Country Music. 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, Clayton began cutting his musical teeth in the dive bars of Chicago at just 11 years old. Professionally trained on guitar, 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 Elvis Presley, and Clayton Mann manages to fade genre to the back and place live music back on the map.
Catching the attention of talent buyers, Clayton is a 2021 supporting artist at Country Fest, Cadott Wisconsin and Kicker Country Stampede, Topeka Kansas, supporting acts such as Luke Combs, Kane Brown & Clay Walker. He 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 at FGL House, Redneck Riveria, Tequila Cowboys and more down on Broadway, Nashville.
Clayton is a prior winner of Most Talented Teen Chicago and is a current member of The Recording Academy and has been to the Grammy's in both Los Angeles and New York City.
The Nashville Rising Star carries the powerful range of a tenor with enough baritone on the deep end to make your spine crawl. With his deep, soulful voice, yet still sweet on the high notes, Clayton Mann possesses an old-school charm and stage presence that evades most new artists of today. 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!