PRODUCER // SONGWRITER
• NASHVILLE, TN •
Below are a few recent songs Chris has been a part of writing, producing and/or mixing.
You’d expect “music” to top the list of passions of an accomplished musician. But not so with Chris Clayton. People and their stories are what inspire him.
“It's about investing in the artist as a person,” he says. “It truly drives everything I do.” Those relationships shine through the music, creating a lyrical and musical landscape out of intimate conversations and trust.
Chris Clayton is an award-nominated Worship/CCM producer and songwriter based in Franklin, TN (a suburb of Nashville, TN). He has worked on projects with a variety of artists and churches including Big Daddy Weave, Josh Baldwin (Bethel Music), Phillips, Craig, and Dean, Shane and Shane, Christine D'Clario, Kristene DiMarco (Bethel Music) and Prestonwood Worship just to name a few. As a songwriter, his songs have been featured by many artists, churches, and organizations including The Belonging Co., Here Be Lions, CHURCHOUSE, Valley Creek Worship, Worship Leader Magazine, LifeWay Worship, Curb/Word Music, and Integrity Music. “Burn Bright,” co-written and produced by Clayton, and recorded by Will Walker, was nominated for the 2018 GMA Canada Covenant Award for Pop Song of the Year.
In addition to producing and songwriting, Chris serves as the worship pastor at Gateway Church in Franklin, Tennessee. His heart ultimately is for the Church and writing songs that offer rich lyrics and melodies to carry through with them beyond the Sunday morning gathering. Th
Chris resides in the Nashville, TN area with his beautiful and amazing wife Kara, and their five awesome kids.