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Hometown: Greenville, KY
Current City - Lexington, KY
Releases: Cityscapes & Countrysides (2017), Down on Southland (2015)
Influences: John Prine, Eagles, The Band, Dwight Yoakam
Sounds Like: Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle
A native of the rolling hills and coal mining communities of rural western Kentucky, Grayson Jenkins is a singer-songwriter who now calls Lexington, KY his home. John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Eagles, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and many others have influenced his unique brand of Kentucky country music..
His lyrics are inspired by the words of Mark Twain, who always said, “Write what you know.” In keeping with this motto, Grayson’s songs pay homage to the things most important to him—family, friends, and a life without regrets.
His latest studio album, Cityscapes & Countrysides, was released in April 2017 and has garnered attention from radio and press in the region. The project is a collection of songs written by Grayson during a time of transition and coming of age. It shows growth from his first release as a songwriter, musician, and band leader.
Grayson maintains a busy performance schedule, both as a solo performer and with his full band. In 2017, he performed over 150 shows in eight states as an independent artist. Moving forward, Grayson will continue to travel the country playing his songs and winning over new fans each night.
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Named one of Kentucky's "Best Unsigned Artists and Bands" by Capture Kentucky.
“Grayson’s songs show true strength in songwriting and are matched by his enthusiastic and genuine live performances.”
- KENTUCKY MUSIC PREVIEW
“It was the first time seeing Jenkins perform in over a year and he blew me away with his hard-driving country and rock infused ballads, crowd interaction and charisma all night long.”
-Matt Wickstrom // LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER
“Staying true to his Kentucky roots, Grayson writes about the ups and downs of every day life while delivering them in a way that’s as rich as a glass of bourbon. “
- RED BARN RADIO
Full album "Cityscapes & Countrysides" below.
Master Musicians Festival, MoonTower Music Festival, 4th Street Live!, Kickin' it on the Creek Festival, Reckless Kelly, Corey Smith, Stoney Larue, Sundy Best, Joe Diffie, and more.
SELECT UPCOMING SHOWS
July 14 - Master Musicians Festival (SOMERSET, KY)
August 24 - The Burl (LEXINGTON, KY)
September 14 - Kickin' it on the Creek Festival (IRVINE, KY)
October 21 - Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge (MADISON, TN)
October 23 - Eddie's Attic (DECATUR, GA)