Jo Smith~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!


Joanna “Jo” Smith is an American country musician. Smith joined a band called the Mustang Sally at the age of 18. After a few years she left the band and began writing her own songs and recording demos.

Smith signed a publishing contract with Big Bourassa Music and she wrote songs for other musicians. In 2007 she wrote a song for Billy Ray Cyrus called “Flying By” which was on his “Home at Last” album. Also in 2007, Smith’s version of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” was included on the “Song of America” album.

In 2010, Smith signed a contract with Colombia Records in Nashville, TN. She released her debut single, “Gettin’ Married” also in 2010. The song was charted on Hot Country Songs and was made into a music video and was directed by Trey Fanjoy.

In August 2011, Sony Music Nashville shared that Smith and label mate Bradley Gaskin will move to BNA Records as part of a corporate restricting. After BNA closed, Smith moved again to RCA. At RCA, they released Smith third single, “We Can’t Be Friends.” “We Can’t Be Friends” was rated 4.5 stars from Taste of Country. Her fourth single “Girls Are Crazy,” was released to country radio on April 29, 2013.

In 2014, Smith signed a publishing deal with Shane McNally’s company Smack Songs. In 2016, she released a new EP called “Introducing Jo Smith.” Smith’s EP was produced by McAnally and Jesse Frasure. The first single off the EP “Old School Groove” was released as a Sirius XM Highway Find in early 2017. Smith has also been included in the Nashville Lifestyles’ 2017 Ones to Watch.

If you would like to find out more about Jo Smith then check out her website


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