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.
Rob Stone of “The Rob + Holly Show” is a nationally syndicated host along with Holly Hutton on Audacy's Country stations. Rob is a multi-award nominee with nods from both the CMA's and the ACM's. He has two ACM Award wins in the category of "Major Market Personality of the Year"! He's also been a presenter on the nationally televised ACM Awards Show!
Rob is a singer/songwriter as well and you can find his music wherever you buy or stream it. He's opened for national acts like LOCASH and Jameson Rodgers! He holds a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media from Michigan State University and is proud of his small town Michigan roots.
One of the most rewarding parts of working in media for Rob is being able to give back. The Entertainment Industry has introduced him to several causes that have become close to his heart, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The American Red Cross and countless others. He is so appreciative and grateful to be working a dream job and is always humbled to give back in any way he can.
Rob is a husband to his lovely wife Katie and a father to their son Emmett. Their rescue dog, Layla is also a huge part of the family and was rescued from a local shelter which they feature every week on their radio show to help animal rescue efforts.
142 Maple St. Wyandotte, MI 48192
142 Maple St..
Wyandotte, Michigan 48192