Singer/Songwriter Clayton Jones is the featured voice on over 9 million Spotify streams and the recent winner of the 2019 St. Louis Sound Competition. Clayton draws from a rich musical palette of Pop, Rock, and R&B, and is most recognized for his timeless vocal tone, relatable songwriting, and authentic stage presence.
Forced to take up the guitar at the age of 12, he soon discovered an infectious love for singing, songwriting, and live performance. His passion inevitably sparked a move to Nashville, TN where he spent several years maturing his craft, eventually returning to his hometown of St. Louis, MO where he now works as a full-time musician.
Before re-launching as a solo artist in early 2017, Clayton spent 7 years as lead singer of former duo The Madison Letter, where he shared the stage with and opened for several A-list artists including The Script, Jon Bellion, and Fifth Harmony. Over the course of his career, he’s performed in 30 states across the US as well as internationally in the UK and Africa.
His latest full-length album “Beyond the Fences” was released in November 2018 after his Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded with the help of his fans. From the unashamed testimony of “Ringleader”, to the vulnerable cry of “Odd Man Out”, which alone as accumulated 400,000+ Spotify streams, Clayton gives listeners a closer glimpse into his life through every song, digging past the surface level into the heart of the human experience.
Clayton also serves as the Worship Team Leader at Mid Cities Church at Maplewood in Maplewood, MO, and as a guest music artist for several YoungLife youth camps across the country. No matter the audience or context, Clayton considers his gifting as a means to glorify God, and extend the grace and hope he has found in Jesus Christ to a lost and broken world.