New CMA Member: Jake Clayton

New CMA Member: Jake Clayton
Jake Clayton, left, signs up for CMA membership in Nashville. Pictured (l-r) Jake Clayton and Carrie Tekautz, CMA Membership and Balloting Assistant

Jake Clayton, left, signs up for CMA membership in Nashville. Pictured (l-r) Jake Clayton and Carrie Tekautz, CMA Membership and Balloting Assistant. Photo: Christian Bottorff/CMA

One of CMA’s newest members, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and artist Jake Clayton, recently stopped by CMA’s Nashville offices to sign up for membership while promoting his single, “What Not To Do.”

Clayton, a Nashville touring and session musician who plays more than 20 instruments, has opened for Charlie Daniels, Jon Pardi, and Jerrod Niemann.

With a passion for classic Country and sharp songwriting, Jake talks about his work as a solo artist and the importance of delivering captivating vocals and crafting a good song. “The Dixie Chicks picked great, but their songs and their harmonies were powerful, too,” he remembers. “That’s when I started to take singing and songwriting more seriously.”

As a musician, Jake has opened Tanya Tucker, Collin Raye, Jimmy Wayne, Joey & Rory and Jamie O’Neal, and traveled for several years with singer Sunny Sweeney on two major tours. And in 2015, Sweeney enlisted Jake and his own band to support her on Miranda Lambert’s 2015 Certified Platinum Tour.

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For more information and to connect with Jake, Click here to visit Jake’s official website, or follow him on Twitter, @TheJakeClayton.

Below, check out Jake’s audio and video for “What Not To Do.”

 

By CMA