New Single Produced By Craig Campbell
Ethan Payne is a Georgia-born and raised singer/songwriter whose belief in “living life to the fullest” is best exemplified by his honest storytelling style of country music, and nowhere is that better epitomized than on his new single “Made It Out Of Georgia.” Written by Payne with Trey Teem and Michael Davey and produced by Craig Campbell, the song is available today on Campbell’s Grindstone Records HERE. "I am so excited to finally release new music,” said Ethan. “‘Made It Out Of Georgia’ is a song for the one that got away. I hope people hear this breakup anthem and jam out!"
At the age of 13, Ethan was called up on stage at a concert in Dallas, TX by country music superstar Luke Bryan. The two began a casual friendship that night which still lasts to this day. Ethan has since gone on to open shows for numerous established artists.
A self-described “old soul,” Ethan has drawn inspiration from acts as diverse as Chris Young, George Strait, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Chris Stapleton, and wrote his first song at the age of 14…the wise-beyond-his-years “Back In Time.” He was diagnosed at the age of 18 months with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs. Through sheer determination and a disciplined work ethic, and with the support of family, friends and musical mentors, Ethan has pushed forward, following his passion and encouraging others to do the same.
“I knew this was a smash the first time Ethan played it for me!” said Campbell. “I am so fired up about this song and Ethan and what is ahead of him. This is just the tip of the iceberg!”
Ethan is the current Georgia Country Teen Artist of the Year for 2020, an award for which he has been nominated every year since 2017 by the Georgia Country Awards. He appeared on the 17th season of American Idol on ABC-TV in the spring of 2019, where he reunited with Luke Bryan to perform a rendition of the Bryan hit “Do I.” He recently moved to Nashville, where he has immersed himself in the music culture, co-writing songs with hit songwriters for his upcoming album. When he’s not touring, writing or actively promoting his career, Ethan participates in a variety of events as an Official Ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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