Country singer/songwriter Clay Jeffreys was born in the cotton country of Southeast Missouri about 30 miles from the Mississippi river. Clay's uncle Vance had a farm just outside Malden Missouri and Clay was on a tractor at an early age. Clay's Grandpa was a train conductor for the Cotton Belt railroad which ran from Cape Girardeau Missouri to Texas.
Clay's dad was a sergeant in the Air Force and Clay grew up changing schools every couple of years when his dad was transferred to Air Force radar bases in the South and Midwest. The military, small town farms, trains, and close simple country family and friends (functional and dysfuntional) were the foundation of Clay's childhood.
Clay began playing guitar and writing songs in his early teens. Clay considers his country music influences as Keith Whitley, George Strait, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, and Clay's not-too-distant cousin, Barbara Mandrell. Clay was contacted by a record label to record his song 'Simple Country Girl' at a Nashville studio on Music Row. Clay is now excited that he has the opportunity to release his songs, including 'Simple Country Girl' and 'The Cowboy Life'.
Be sure to stop by clayjeffreys.com and join Clay on myspace/clayjeffreys, Facebook/clayjeffreys1 and Twitter/clay_jeffreys, and reverbnation/clayjeffreys. Clay's first single "The Cowboy Life" will be released to U.S. radio stations on 4/9/2012.