Originally from Florida, Kayton moved to Nashville in 1967. Although already a great steel guitarist, he began playing rhythm guitar for Hank Snow.The next year he moved to the steel in Hanks band and stayed there for 30 years.Kayton toured the world with Hank Snow's Rainbow Ranch Boys as well as the Grand Ol' Opry. After Hanks passing in 1999 Kayton continued to perform,recording with a whose who of music legends. John Fogerty, Allison Krauss,George Jones, Hank Williams the 3rd and many others. His latest trip to the studio was with Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives where Kayton played on the title track of the"Ghost Train" cd.
Kayton is a one of a kind steel guitarist that all the Nashville musicians look up to. On and off stage he is warm and funny. Chris Scruggs calls him "the worlds oldest teenager". Catch Kayton on the road with Rob McNurlin.