About

Payton Howie is an 18-year-old country music singer/songwriter born in Southern California. The gravel in her voice mixed with her old soul creates a bold and personal experience for her listeners. Her love of music sparked at the young age of 5 seeing a local musician perform live at her family's small restaurant. That passion was permanently ignited, however, when Carrie Underwood randomly brought her up on stage at a local concert that same year. 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 will be in Nashville preparing for her first EP to be released in 2021.

Awards

2020 Female Rising Star of the Year - Josie Music Awards

 2019 NACMAI 3rd Place New Country Vocalist 13-16

 2019 NACMAI 1st Place New Country Duo of the year (Mixed Ages) 

 2019 NACMAI 5th Place New Country Entertainer of the Year 13-16 

 2018 WCCMA 13-16 Traditional Country Female Entertainer of The Year 

2018 WCCMA 13-16 New Country Female Entertainer of the Year 

2018 WCCMA 13-16 Traditional Country Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year 

 2018 WCCMA 13-16 Horizon Female Vocalist 

 2018 WCCMA 13-16 New Gospel Horizon Female Vocalist