THEN AND NOW: CLAY MOBLEY
Clay Mobley has always been interested in music. His father sings, his grandpa sings and plays the guitar, and both grandparents sing in their church’s praise team. Clay grew up listening to them sing in church. He used to come home from church and pretend he was directing the congregation as a song worship leader!
When Clay was 10, he began taking voice lessons with Mary Medrick at Ballard School of Music. He also took guitar and piano lessons through the school. In the summers of 2009, 2010 and 2011 Clay participated in Searching for a Star. He won the competition in 2011. Searching for a Star greatly influenced him and his decision to pursue a career in music. SFAS helped build confidence, improved his stage performance, perfected technique, and he made many friends through this experience.
When Clay was 14, he began singing at various restaurants, yogurt shops, hotels and opry’s in the area. He continues to be a regular at the Wylie Opry in downtown Wylie along with his father, Jeff. He has performed in local venues in the area (Wylie, Frisco, Grapevine, Rockwall) and even in Nashville. Clay has recorded a four-song EP that was recorded in Nashville at Blackbird Studios and has promoted one song off of the country EP, “Your Daddy’s Town” which charted at 64 on the Texas Regional Radio Report Charts. He promoted this song and did a radio tour while he was a senior in high school at Wylie East. He was also a three time member of the All State Choir while in high school.
Currently, Clay is attending Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He earned the Presidential scholarship for Fine Arts, is majoring in Music Industry, and is a Voice Principal. He studies classical, opera and musical theater and is continuing guitar and piano lessons while in college. Clay still sings when he is home for break at various venues, mostly country music. He also leads music at his church, Invincible Church, when he is home. He sings at church with a good friend from SFAS, Barrett Phillips. In the future, Clay plans to pursue a career in country music.
We are so proud of Clay and look forward to hearing more from him in the years to come! Click on the link below to hear Clay for yourself.