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Daniel Smith

Country Band from Nashville, TN - Will travel up to 500 miles
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Country performer Daniel Smith puts on a great live show with excellent musicianship and a mixture of original material along with cover songs. He specializes in military-style shows, having received high recogition with his moving song "Thank You (Tribute to the American Soldier)". He's been featured on CMT, GAC, national country radio, as well as featured in Country Weekly. Shows can be tailored to meet any event requirement.

Daniel Smith first turned heads in a big way with the 2005 release of American Made, his debut album for Parlor Records. The project yielded three chart singles. Now Smith is busy at work on his second album, Revolution, which will be out in May 2010. It has already spawned the party anthems and dance club favorites, “Livin’ The Good Life.” and "Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Happy Hour.”

Within Daniel Smith's rugged six-foot-five frame lie the heart of a poet and the warm, sincere and comforting voice of a best friend. Like those of Kris Kristofferson, Smith's lyrics are literate and well-defined meditations on life's uneven surfaces. He wrote or co-wrote every song on American Made and saw the public embrace the singles “I’m Going Home,” “Thank You,” and “What U See Is What U Get.”

Everyone who heard the album had his own favorites. Writing about American Made, Los Angeles critic Gian Fiero observed, “The radio friendly tracks, "Right Side Of Love" and "Ain't No Place Like Home," are commercial gems that would be welcomed additions to any country music playlist, but songs like "Thank You," which conveys gratitude to the soldiers who are fighting in the war, and my personal favorite, "True Measure Of A Man," add depth and dimension to a roster of songs that will appeal to music fans and industry professionals alike.”

Not long after “Thank You” was released, the Thank You Foundation in Cincinnati, a military support group, sought Smith’s permission—which he gladly gave—to use the song as its official theme. Smith has since played a number of shows to raise funds and visibility for the organization.

Smith grew up in Taylor Mill, Kentucky, a small town just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Although Cincinnati has long been a center of country and bluegrass music, Smith says his inspiration came from his parents' record collection, which tended to be heavy on albums by Eddy Arnold, Conway Twitty, the Statler Brothers and the gospel-singing Gaithers. Like most boys his age, Smith also developed a strong affinity for rock music. In college, he began playing in his fraternity's rock band, No Exit, which made a sizable name for itself in the clubs and bars of Cincinnati and northern Kentucky.

“Eventually we broke up,” Smith says, “and I kind of fell away from music for a while. But I finally realized that making music was what I wanted to do with my life. And I found myself drawn to country music. So I started writing songs and just getting to know the business.”

Smith's breakthrough came in the summer of 2003 when he met Larry Sheridan and Robin Ruddy, the owners of Parlor Recording Studio and the Best Built Songs music publishing company. “I went there to record a demo,” Smith recalls, “and I struck up a relationship with them. I had done showcases and songwriters' nights at places like the Hall of Fame Lounge, the Broken Spoke and all that, but this was my first taste of the real music business.” Impressed by his songwriting skills and recording potential, Best Built Songs signed him to a publishing contract. Sheridan subsequently produced American Made and is doing the same for Revolution.

“I’m Going Home,” “Thank You,” “What U See Is What You Get” and, most recently, “Livin’ The Good Life” have all scored on the Music Row charts. On the strength of his records and his video for ‘I’m Going Home,” Great American Country invited Smith in 2006 to greet fans at its CMA Music Festival booth. The crowds loved him, so much so that GAC asked him to sign autographs and pose for pictures for an extra hour and then invited him back to do the same for a second day. In the years since, he has had his own heavily attended booth at the Festival.

Smith’s work with the Thank You Foundation netted him requests to sing for active duty troops. To date, he and his band have performed at various military installations, including Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina and Fort Campbell in Kentucky. To support his records, Smith has toured radio stations and dance clubs in Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.

At its best, country music rises above the fluid sounds of steel guitars and quaint postcard images of home.  It finds wisdom in the commonplace, joy in absurd moment and strength in unblinking self-awareness.  This is Daniel Smith’s territory—and the landscape he shares with every song.
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2010
Jun
13
CMA Music Fest
Nashville, TN
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2010
Jun
12
CMA Music Fest
Nashville, TN
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2010
Jun
11
CMA Music Fest
Nashville, TN
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2010
Jun
10
CMA Music Fest
Nashville, TN
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2010
May
8
International Dogwood Festival
Winchester, TN
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2010
Apr
10
The Stables
Indianapolis, IN
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
A Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do
Dierks Bentley
Awful Beautiful Life
Daryl Worley
Don’t Ask Me How I Know
Bobby Pinson
Every Mile a Memory
Dierks Bentley
Good Man
Emerson Drive
I Ain’t as Good as I Once Was
Toby Keith
If You’re Going Through Hell
Rodney Atkins
Just Don’t Happen Twice
Kenny Chesney
Living The Good Life
Daniel Smith
Only in America
Brooks and Dunn
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Please note Daniel Smith will also travel to Madison, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Ridgetop, Smyrna, Antioch, Gladeville, Old Hickory, Lascassas, Arrington, Murfreesboro, Nolensville, Brentwood, Norene, Watertown, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Milton, Auburntown, Castalian Springs, Franklin, Mitchellville, Whites Creek, Christiana, Alexandria, Readyville, Rockvale.
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