Independent singer/songwriter, producer and guitarist Corey Smith will hit the road for a cross country tour beginning January 19th in Monroe, LA.
“The Great Wide Underground Tour” will make stops in cities including Baton Rouge, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Chicago. Tickets are available for presale beginning Monday, November 28th and go on sale Friday, December 2nd at 10am via Smith’s website. A full list of cities and tickets will available at: http://coreysmith.com/tour
After a successful west coast headline tour this fall, Smith has reached a new level of growth and freedom as an independent artist. “I’m very optimistic right now because it feels like tastes are beginning to shift again” Smith says. “There are a lot of people who are disenchanted by the state of mainstream country, who are tired of being pandered to, sick of the cookie-cutter singles and crave genuine music that resonates on a deeper level.”
Smith is currently in the studio working on his eleventh album, to be released in 2017. While the Gettin’ Is Good, Smith’s 2015 first album with Sugar Hill Records, reached #23 on Billboard’s Country chart. After 10 years Smith still finds that there is room to grow. He continues to plant his roots and connect with long time fans who have allowed him to remain independent.
“Popularity has never been as important to me as authenticity” explains Smith. “Although that has been a costly mindset in terms of short-term commercial success, it has been a tremendous benefit in terms of long-term creative freedom. ‘The Great Wide Underground Tour’ and the album I have in the works, are a celebration of that freedom in many ways.”
Smith has long been praised by critics for his live performances. Nash Country Weekly said that “Smith is as a performer and songwriter, an artist who may reside on the fringes of country music” and Rolling Stone Country said that at CMA Fest “his set revealed a soul-searching that only comes from equal parts experience and intellect.”