This marks his debut full-length album, following the September release of his Side A EP and multiple appearances at this year’s AmericanaFest in Nashville.
Clayton’s songs on the new album draw on details of his region and upbringing, but also the experience of becoming a new father during the pandemic and its impact on his life and career. The album’s title track, which is out now, features Clayton’s thoughts about his mother and his need to chase his dreams.
Long Way From Home was Produced by Thomas Dulin (Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors) and JD Clayton, and mixed by Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves). In 2018, JD Clayton released his debut EP, Smoke Out The Fire, featuring the track “Brown Haired Blue Eyed Baby,” which went on to garner plenty of attention.