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. After spending four years working in higher education, Grayson walked away from his salaried job in 2017 to chase his dream as a singer-songwriter.
He is a late-comer to the music world by most standards - playing his first show and writing his first song at the age of 21. Now 28, Jenkins has two albums under his belt and feels more focused and energized than ever about his music. He is set to release new music in 2019.
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. John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Petty, Sturgill Simpson, Don Williams, and many others have influenced his unique brand of Kentucky country music.
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 of 125+ shows a year, both as a solo performer and with his full band. As he continues to grow as an artist and writer, look to see more great things from Grayson Jenkins.
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