Country upstart Payton Smith is carving out his space on the crowded scene with the release of “Need You to Not.” Fusing together his soulful vocals with contemporary production, Smith has a sound that is extremely mainstream. On “Need You to Not,” Smith is begging his former flame to keep her distance so he can move on.
A guitar virtuoso, Smith may just be the male counterpart of axe slaying Lindsay Ell. The Louisiana bred artist is currently signed to one of Nashville’s most influential labels, Big Machine. Will definitely be keeping a close eye on Smith as his flourishing career continues to blossom.
Listen to “Need You to Not” below.