NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 20, 2022) — Clayton Anderson was a special guest at the Bass Fishing industry’s most prestigious event, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame (BFHOF) 2022 Induction Banquet held in Springfield, MO, last week. The ballroom was filled with a who’s-who of celebrity anglers, sponsors, retailers and living legends in the industry including Bill Dance, Kevin VanDam and Gary Klein.
“I had so much fun visiting with these legends. I grew up with them. I watched Bill Dance on TV with my grandpa every chance I got. Bill, Jimmy Houston and Roland Martin are the icons who helped raise me as a fishing and outdoors enthusiast and I admire everything this community does for wildlife conservation across the board. I’m grateful for the invitation from Bass Pro and Johnny Morris, the Hall of Fame board of directors and my friends Joe Carter and Bobby Dennis who made so many incredible introductions,” says Anderson.
Steve Bowman, a 2020 BFHOF inductee, says, “Clayton is an absolute star. We first heard of him through his ‘fishing song of the year’ ‘Show Me Your Fish’ and he’s become a welcome part of our community. We look forward to growing with him in years to come.”
Bill Dance, who celebrated his 82nd birthday on Oct. 7, said, “Clayton is a great guy with fantastic music. It’s so good to see him representing country music in the fishing world. This kid is a star. Now, let’s go fishin.”
“What an outstanding opportunity to raise the excitement of our induction dinner and activities,” said BFHOF Board President John Mazurkiewicz. “Clayton treated us to a special performance of ‘Show Me Your Fish’ during our Board dinner, and it was our pleasure that we could then treat him at our dinner where you could see what a great time he had mingling with the legends in the bass fishing world.”
The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame exhibit, within Johnny Morris’ Museum and Aquarium Wonders of Wildlife Bass Pro Shops’ flagship store in Springfield, Mo., showcases more than 80 individuals who helped shape the sport of bass fishing and have been enshrined in the Hall. Information on visiting the 350,000-square-foot Wonders of Wildlife Museum can be found at www.wondersofwildlife.org. For more information about the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame and to learn how to support its missions, visit www.bassfishinghof.com.
About Clayton Anderson:
A country singer-songwriter with a midwestern rock flair, Clayton Anderson grew up on the lakes of Southern Indiana — fishing, boating, and playing his guitar. As a student at Indiana University, he kicked off his music career, building a grassroots fan following playing local bars and parties.
In 2008, he stepped onstage at Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star Battle in Cincinnati and walked off as the winner. He released his debut album, Torn Jeans & Tailgates, in 2011, followed by Right Where I Belong (2014) and Only to Borrow (2016). Pre-COVID, he toured nonstop, opening for Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Thomas Rhett, Lee Brice, and Carly Pearce. During the pandemic, Anderson got creative by partnering with the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour: Home Edition and launching socially-distanced “Lake Tour” concerts. 2021 saw the release of “Only Us,” one of his most-streamed songs to date.
Anderson kicked off 2022 by dropping two new tunes: “Nothin’ But Net” (co-written with Christian Stalnecker (Kane Brown) and co-written/produced by Grammy-winning Dave Audé and as heard on ESPN for College Basketball Season) and “Get After It.” Co-written by Shane Stevens (“Fancy Like”) and produced by Nash Overstreet, the latter song celebrates hard work and getting the job done and can also be heard in a national Ford ad campaign.
Now he’s gone back to his roots on the water, releasing fishing anthem “Show Me Your Fish,” also co-written by Christian Stalnecker and co-written/produced by Dave Audé. On August 12 (812 happens to be Southern Indiana’s area code) Anderson released “Indiana” in tribute to his home state. On September 16, he released his national debut album Made In The USA with a simultaneous release of a new music video to “Let Me Go” via a CMT World Premiere.
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