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About Afton

How many people can truly say they have been pursuing their career since age 11? That is when Afton Prater picked up her first guitar. A year later, she wrote her first song and at age 14, ventured to Nashville to record her first EP (Stay with Me). Upcoming country artist, Afton Prater, is one of the few who can truly and honestly say that she’s been chasing her dream since the 5th grade.


Growing up listening to Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley on her grandparent’s record player and listening to her parents’ favorite artist Bruce Springsteen, Afton has had a very diverse but successful set of musical influences. Claiming her music to be a mix between Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift, Afton admires and has been influenced by many powerful and awesome country music artists today. Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, and especially the women in country music like Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, and Dolly Parton are just some of her biggest influences. Afton has studied and implemented their ability to write and perform light, fun-hearted songs, as well as “kick-ass” songs, and deep, emotional, soul-touching songs.


Afton’s ability to write and perform has led her to be voted “Best Teen Songwriter” and “Best Country Songwriter” at the 2013 Indie Music Channel Songwriting Competition. Afton was also named “Best Female Teen Artist” and won “Best Teen Album” for her album 'Stay with Me', at the 2014 Indie Music Channel Annual Awards Ceremony. Afton has also performed in front of an audience of over 30,000 people at Safeco Field and has opened for Kelsea Ballerini, Chris, Janson, Craig Campbell, and Drake White. Afton performed at Century Link Field for radio pre-function events for two Kenny Chesney concerts as well. Afton was awarded “Best EP Alternative Rock/Country” for her I Want a Truck EP and Sunset Trucks currently has “I Want a Truck” featured throughout western Washington in their TV and radio advertisements.


Throughout the years, Afton has continued to refine and develop her unique sound. Working with artist manager and former Universal Music Group executive Zach Scott, Afton continues to develop, build, and expand her fan base, as well as improve her marketing and increase her touring and performance opportunities.


Working with those who believe in her, she continues to build her team and reach her goals. To say Afton Prater has lofty goals is an understatement.  In the next five to ten years, Afton hopes to be performing at CMA fest, and she says, “The Grammys would be incredible!”  Overall, Afton hopes to continue pursuing her dream in Music City, impacting and influencing people with her music, writing songs nonstop, and meeting new musicians. Simply put, as a young female country music artist who works every day to achieve her dreams and reach her goals, Afton continues to dream big!

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