Nashville recording artist, Payton Howie, fell in love with country music at the young age of 5 when Carrie Underwood caught a glimpse of her dancing at a concert and brought her up on stage. The gravel in her voice mixed with her old soul creates a bold and personal experience for her listeners. Traditionally influenced by the music of Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert, Payton's vocals ring reminiscent of Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson. Her involvement with the West Coast Country Music Association earned her accolades of New Country Female Entertainer of the Year and Traditional Country Female Entertainer of the Year. She also received a Rising Star Josie Award in 2020. Payton has had the honor to open for national act, Honey County and CMT Next Women of Country's Walker County. Payton is a frequent guest performer for many organizations that support and represent the U.S. military and first responders, and is excited to be a part of the USO tour 2023. Her singles "Catch Flights", “F150", and newly released single “ Troublemaker ”, have reached listeners all over the globe and continue to be played on radio stations across the country. Payton’s first EP will debut in 2021.