Griffen Palmer is a rising singer-songwriter from Pickering, Ontario, who relocated to Nashville upon graduating from Ohio’s Bowling Green State University after a successful Division 1 rugby career. With cuts from country superstars Florida Georgia Line (“Second Guessing”) and Keith Urban (“Polaroid”), the 25-year-old is fostering his talents among Big Loud Publishing’s game-changing roster of writers after signing his first publishing deal in 2019. He has recently had cuts with various artists including The Band Camino, Chelsea Cutler, Mackenzie Porter, Jade Eagleson, and others.
In May of 2020, Palmer won NBC’s Songland, crafting a tailor-made version of his ballad, “Second Guessing,” for Florida Georgia Line, working closely with the assistance of show producer and acclaimed hitmaker Shane McAnally and Florida Georgia Line members, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley.
Nurturing his strong pen and performance chops, as well as his love for Country music, through four-hour cover sets in dusty college bars, a house party introduction to Geoff Warburton (5 Seconds of Summer, Shawn Mendes) brought Palmer stateside, after signing a management deal with Starseed Entertainment. Griffen’s widely anticipated artist project will debut this summer with the release of his debut single and EP, and is poised to be Canada’s next major country superstar.