Cystic Fibrosis Benefit COncert
Hunter Smith Band
6259 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46220
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
In the past three years, Clayton Anderson has managed to do the unthinkable—he’s cracked into country music backwards, independently, and with a fury. Opening for some of country’s biggest stars such as Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, and Jimmy Buffett, Clayton has put himself on the map the old-fashioned way - playing backrooms, side stages, and honky-tonks from Michigan to Florida, each time gaining a few more fans and a better foothold on areas that aren’t traditional country strongholds.
Growing up in Southern Indiana, Clayton’s influences include music from Elvis Presley to Conway Twitty, Garth Brooks to Kenny Chesney, Johnny Cash to Eric Church, and Bruce Springsteen to Indiana’s own, John Mellencamp. Clayton began playing music as a hobby in college at Indiana University in Bloomington, and after a few years playing locally, Clayton won Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star competition. At that point, Clayton quit his day job, moved to Nashville and decided to pour his heart and soul into music.
The success of Clayton’s most recent self-released album, Right Where I Belong has further supported this career decision. He co-wrote nearly every track on the album, and Right Where I Belong stood atop the iTunes chart and was among the Billboard Top 50 Country Albums upon it’s initial launch. Each song on Right Where I Belong represents a different moment in Clayton’s musical journey thus far. Tracks like “You’re Love Is Like Country Music” and “Doin’ What You’re Doin’” continue to draw new fans to Clayton’s music. That music, combined with an infectious live show prove that Clayton’s journey is just beginning.
Clayton is currently touring the country and writing for his next album.