Anthony Payton, a native of Leesville, Louisiana, was raised in the church sitting next to his mother while she sang and played the piano. Following in his mothers
footsteps Anthony would bang on the piano as often as he could. He quickly developed a love for music.
During college he majored in voice. After college he pursed a career in the NFL. When he wasn't on the practice field he was in the piano room working on his music.
Following his dreams to play in the NFL, Anthony spent 10 years in the Arena Football League. He has played for teams in New Jersey, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Las Vegas and Louisville.
When I heard this very attractive and personable soul sing, I said to myself, "what is this guy doing playing sports?". I had to make sure he wasn't already a star, because he definately sounded like one.
Falling short of the NFL, Anthony took all the money he had and invested in a studio. This is when he decided to give music the same attention he gave football. In the summer of 2003 he recorded his debut album "Is This Love".
Now Anthony Payton is a record producer and music publisher. He owns Southern Soul Records which is a indie record label and promotional company, working directly with artists to help them write and produce music, organize their business model and establish and maintain a long-term promotional strategy.