Greylan James is a singer-songwriter and producer raised just north of Knoxville, Tennessee. At age ten, he began playing bluegrass festivals, barn dances, and practically anywhere with a stage. He started writing songs at age thirteen, and would make frequent trips to Nashville with his family. Two years later, Greylan appeared on season four of NBC’s The Voice.
Greylan was featured in Guitar Center Magazine’s Brotherhood of the Guitar Top 100, which ranks the top guitarists in the world under the age of 21. He made the official move to Music City when he turned 18 and proceeded to sign his first publishing deal with Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, Bob DiPiero. Greylan has since been focused on writing songs for Nashville’s top artists as well as his own artist career.
During Greylan's first eight months at UMPG Nashville, he has already had two of his songs recorded by country star Chris Janson, and he has had a song featured on the television show MacGyver. Greylan is excited to continue his musical journey with UMPG.