Clay Barker is a passionate and experienced musician who was self-taught at the early age of 15. His music career took off in his hometown of Alexander City, Alabama in 2012 with the launch of his Contemporary Christian band, Raised in Glory. Clay was the lead vocalist and guitarist in Raised in Glory for 6 years until he decided to begin actively pursuing his own music as an authentically unique country music singer/songwriter.
Clay obtained his exercise science degree from Auburn University and is now focused on growing his fan base across the southeast through his work with 65 South. Alongside Riley Green, Muscadine Bloodline and Tyler Reeve, Clay Barker is proud to be involved with 65 South – playing in local venues such as Birmingham’s Zydeco, Bourbon Street Bar in Auburn, Gallettes Bar in Tuscaloosa, as well as many others in Atlanta, Huntsville, Cullman and Alexander City. Clay has played alongside Country’s Top 20 artist Mitchell Tenpenny, BBR Music Group's Stoney Creek Records' Walker McGuire, Thirty Tiger label’s The Steel Woods and Make Wake Artists’ Jobe Fortner.
Clay's debut single "Hold My Beer" represents the trademark sound of Clay's authentically rowdy take on country music. "Hold My Beer" is a song written as the poster-child story of how a little "liquid courage" can go a long way. "Hold My Beer" is the anthem to anyone who has ever had just enough to drink to become the life of the party that they were never invited to. Clay's most recent single "One of Them" is that song that catches your ear and takes you back to a memory of that one unforgettable night you just can't quit playing through your head. The drinks going down just right, the best people by your side, the night you want to get stuck on repeat over and over. Written at peermusic in Nashville, TN; Erik Dylan, Tyler Reeve, and Clay Barker didn't come in with intentions of writing this song, they just wrote what felt right.
As a singer/songerwriter, Clay's goal is to tell the unfiltered, unscripted story of everyday life through the lens of the average person. Clay intends to share the experiences of his life through his lyrics and songwriting with the hope that his listeners can connect and relate their own experiences to those stories being told in his songs.