Payton Smith Swings by Duling Hall on April 13

meet Payton Smith

At just 23 years old, Louisiana native singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist, Payton Smith, has a lot to celebrate. Smith began releasing music in 2019; quickly amassing over 50 million streams on his debut single, “Like I Knew You Would.” Known for not only high-energy guitar slinging and smooth vocals, the CMT 2021 Listen Up artist also composed and played every string instrument on each track of his debut project.

As Taste of Country noted his “raw talent, authenticity and strong work ethic are bound to bring him country music success for many, many years” as one of 2021’s Hottest Country Artists Under 25. Music Row called Smith the 2021 Next Big Thing, while “Like I Knew You Would” charted as the number 7 song of the year on Spotify’s Hot Country. Payton Smith signed with Combustion Masters in late 2022, releasing “Missed The Boat” in early 2023, marking a new era of music, being produced by Combustion’s Chris Farren.

Smith’s debut album, What Colors Your Wild, was released on March 19th, with playlisting features on Apple’s New In County, Spotify’s New Music Friday Country and Tidal’s Country Waves, Rising: Country and Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Country. Payton is hitting the road this summer throughout the country opening for Tracy Lawrence, Gary Allan, Lee Brice, Ashley Cooke and more.

Faren Rachels joins Payton Smith as direct support as they take the stage at Duling Hall. Known around Nashville as a “rare talent” (CelebMix), Rachels is undeniably one of the hardest-working artists in Music City. After playing her way through the dive bars of her college town in Athens, the Sparta, Georgia native officially turned her sights on Tennessee in 2012. 
Working side-gig after side-gig & co-writing as often as she could eventually led to a publishing contract that earned her cuts Billboard has called “steady, stomping [and] propulsive”. 

See Faren Rachels and Payton Smith LIVE at Duling Hall on Saturday, April 13th, 2024.

Doors – 7:00 pm | Show – 8:00 pm

Listen to him on Spotify to get a sneak peek of what you’ll be seeing on April 13 live at Duling Hall!

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Payton Smith – In the Case

Our friends at Saltine Restaurant serve a food menu from doors to showtime and provide a full bar with signature cocktails throughout the entire event.

Duling Hall is an Independent Venue that welcomes all music lovers.