Had the chance to see Payton Smith on his radio tour and was blown away by his talent. He plays guitar like Keith Urban and sings his ass off. You can feel the energy when he performs and he’s one of the most humble people you can ever meet. Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in Nashville has been giving new artists a chance to work and showcase their talent during a time a lot of new artists can’t. This news couldn’t be any better for Payton Smith.
Opry Entertainment has tapped Payton Smith as Artist in Residence over the next few months at Ole Red Nashville. The 21-year-old Louisiana native will take the stage every Wednesday from April 7 through June 30 – except April 14 – beginning at 8:00 pm CT. The first hour will be live-streamed via RIFF with the second hour featuring surprise appearances. Guests are invited to dine and watch the show live at Ole Red Nashville. No tickets are required. Ole Red upholds enhanced safety measures at every guest and staff touch point to ensure everyone’s experience is safe and fun. To review Ole Red’s updated COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit olered.com.