Chanteur Country US n Jefferson (Georgie).

Country singer, songwriter, and guitarist Corey Smith was born in Jefferson, Georgia, just a few miles from Athens, the region's musical center. Growing up with country music, he developed a writing style that steered clear of the genre tropes of trucks and backroad bonfire parties and pointed toward a less idealized but more natural view of what it was to be country in the 21st century. Following high school he attended Gainesville State College, transferred to the University of West Georgia, and eventually ended up at the University of Georgia, where he majored in social studies. He had already written some songs, and started performing them at parties, gaining encouragement from his friends and peers. Following college, Smith taught world history, world geography, and guitar at North Gwinnett High School in Georgia for a time before leaving to pursue music full-time at the age of 28. He began to release his own self-produced albums beginning with 2003's Undertones, followed a year later by In the Mood. He released three more albums (2005's The Good Life, 2007's Hard-Headed Fool, and 2009's Keeping Up with the Joneses) on his own Undertone imprint before finally breaking into the country charts at number 17 with 2011's The Broken Record, which came out on the Nashville label Average Joe's Entertainment. He quickly followed up with Live in Chattanooga (2012) and the acoustic Maysville in the Meantime (2014), gaining new fans and admirers with each release. Working with an outside producer for the first time, he teamed up with Keith Stegall, whose work with the Zac Brown Band comes close to Smith's feel and approach to country music. He signed with prominent roots label Sugar Hill in early 2015 and delivered While the Gettin' Is Good a few months later.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country Rock, Americana

Years in activity :

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07/2008 CD Undertone ? (US) Outtakes from the Georgia Theatre - Intro - Maybe Next Year / Party / Let Me Love You On A Backroad (The Roadhead Song) / F*** the Po-Po / Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover / Drinkin' Again


09/2003 CD Razor & Tie 33989 (US) Undertones - In Love With A Memory / What Happened / When The Sun Goes Down In GA / Twenty-One / As Angels Cry / A Better Place / Cherokee Rose / Be The Change / From A Distance / The Basement / Where's The Love / I'm Not Gonna' Cry
09/2004 CD Razor & Tie 11625  (US) In the Mood - It's Over / Something To Lose / First Dance / In The Mood / Drinkin' Again / Skin Of My Teeth / Dahlonega / One Day At A Time / The Wreckage / Every Dawg
10/2005 CD Razor & Tie 11980 (US) The Good Life - Long Way To Go / If I Could Do It Again / Carolina / I Can't Help Myself / The Bottle / The Lord Works In A Strange Way / Harmony / My Two Babies / Single-Wide Home / Leaving An Angel / If That's Country / The Good Life
06/2007 CD Razor & Tie 6344795611 (US) Hard-Headed Fool - Beautiful Things / Technology / Maybe Next Year / What Happend / Im No Hank Williams / Happy Ever After / Hard-Headed Fool / Could Have Been Friends / Too Good For Me / Together / Goodbye Dixie / Stand Our Ground / Sweet Little Boy
06/2011 CD Average Joe's 227 (US) The Broken Record - Intro / If I Could Do it Again / Carolina / I Love Everyone / No Way (Out With A Smile) / Heart Attack / Hey Corey / Broken Record / Maybe Next Year / Backroad / Roots / New Day / Sugar Daddy / Twenty-One / Something To Lose / Down To Earth / Silly
06/2015 CD Sugar Hill 14109-2 (US)

While the Gettin' Is Good - Don't Mind / Ain't Going Out Tonight / Flip-Flop / My Kinda Lady / Feet Wet / Taking The Edge Off / Dahlonega / Blow Me Away / Pride / The Baseball Song / Drinkin' On My Mind / Bend

Rocky Productions 28/06/2015