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New Clayton Anderson Album out In Feb, Fans to Choose Single

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Clayton Anderson leaves it up to the fans to choose his first single in an online poll that will be posted on his website starting December 23, 2013. You can preview the potential singles before they are made public. His new album “Right Where I Belong” is set to be released on February 18th, 2014.

Clayton says, “I owe what I have so far to my amazing fans. I wanted to give them a chance to have a voice on this current project.”

Clayton’s first record in 2009, ‘Torn Jeans & Tailgates’ climbed to #12 on the iTunes Country Chart, situating itself next to household names like Zac Brown, Brad Paisley, and Blake Shelton. This upcoming album is very personal for Clayton. He wrote or co-wrote almost all the songs on this project. Each track marks a different moment in his journey to “Right Where I Belong.”

About Clayton:

It all started with fun-fetti cake and karaoke birthday parties. Every year, Clayton Anderson wanted the same thing and insisted that his little sister do it too.

In college, Clayton decided to learn guitar because he thought it’d impress the ladies. Next thing he knew, he and his friends were playing local parties and bars. After he graduated, he won Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star Competition. It was the boost of confidence he needed to leave his job at a mortgage company and move to Nashville.

Since then, he has been traveling across the country playing backrooms, side stages, and honky tonks from Michigan to Florida, each time gaining a few more fans and a better foothold on areas that aren’t traditional country strongholds. He’s opened for some of country’s biggest stars, the likes of Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Darius Rucker and even Mr. Party himself, Jimmy Buffett.

Even though he now spends most of his time on the road, Clayton makes a point to stay tied to home. He still keeps an Indiana phone number so his grandmother can call him, and he made sure he was home for the birth of his first niece.

Clayton writes and sings what he knows. He grew up in Bedford, a small town in southern Indiana. Clayton spent his summer days on Lake Monroe. He loved the Colts before they were good. Clayton pulls a lot of his musical inspiration from his home state’s pool of legends: John Mellencamp, Michael Jackson, John Hiatt, David Lee Roth, and Axl Rose.

Clayton knows he’s been very blessed. He says his success has been thanks to his supportive family, friends and incredible fans. His journey, like most, has been full of ups and downs, but he plans to always remember those who helped him along the way.

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3 Responses to New Clayton Anderson Album out In Feb, Fans to Choose Single

  1. Ethan says:

    Clayton Anderson is one of the worst country “singers” today. His lyrics focus on nothing but beer, drinking, partying, and dirt roads. Listen to his “lyrics.” How many times does he mention beer? Lakes? Boats? Feet on a dashboard? Lyrically the man needs to grow and expand if he wants to achieve any level of success. He continues to explore the same topics over and over again, making for a tiresome listen. There is nothing that separates him from any number of other “artists” in the country scene today. Mr. Anderson should find a new outlet for his creativity. I also find it incredibly hard to believe Mr. Anderson went to Indiana University with this redneck accent. In fact, I have several friends who knew him in college who never heard him sound like the “country boy” he is today. Put simply, Mr. Anderson’s music is shallow, bland, unoffensive and unoriginal. His three new “singles” show a distinct lack of growth from his previous record. Mr. Anderson needs to ask himself what it’s going to be like performing at the Bluebird in 10 years, when he turns 40 and is playing to the same crowd, albeit 10 years older.

    • amber says:

      Really look how far he has made it now Ethan. He has a great voice and he writes about other things to. Listen to Right where I belong. That song is about how far he has made it’s not about girls or beer. So think before you criticize somebody like that. Clayton Anderson will be among some of the greatest country singers one day and if u don’t think that then maybe you shouldn’t talk about him at all. He doesn’t need criticism he needs support and that’s where his fans come in! :)

  2. Kyle says:

    While some of your diatribe can be considered fair criticism, insinuating Clayton is dishonest and artificial is discreditable, at best. However, I’m sure he appreciates your unsolicited career advice.

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