Clayton Anderson is a product of his Midwest upbringing: a hard- working, salt of the earth, country singer-songwriter from the heartland who grew up fishing, boating, and playing his guitar on the lakes of Southern Indiana. Inspired by his home state music heroes – John Mellencamp, John Hiatt, and Michael Jackson - Anderson set off on a music career, building a grassroots following playing the frat circuit at Indiana University.
In 2008, he won Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star battle of the bands. After moving to Nashville, he released a series of albums: Torn Jeans & Tailgates (2011), Right Where I Belong (2014), Only to Borrow (2016), and a lineup of singles. He performed alongside the Zac Brown Band at the Indy 500 and opened for Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Thomas Rhett, Lee Brice, and Carly Pearce. During the covid shutdown, Anderson performed with the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour: Home Edition alongside Jake Owen, Dierks Bentley, OneRepublic, and more before teaming with sponsors for socially-distanced Lake Tour concerts.
In 2022, Anderson has released and landed high-profile placements for a string of singles including “Nothin’ But Net” (produced by Grammy winner Dave Audé and as heard on ESPN for Men's College Basketball Season), “Get After It” (Ford’s Spring Truck Month Campaign and ESPN Men's Baseball Season), and “Show Me Your Fish” (Major League Fishing’s REDCREST 2022); hit the road for another summer tour; and this September will release Made In The USA, his most introspective album yet.