Born and raised in southern, middle Tennessee, next to the Alabama line - the halfway point between Music Row and Muscle Shoals. The son of a preacher, raised on Steve Earle, Foster & Lloyd, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, John Prine, The Eagles and everything between the Stones and Jones. After touring coast-to-coast for nearly two years, Smith signed his first major publishing contract in Nashville. He's worked with legendary producer Billy Joe Walker, Jr. and played to sold-out audiences with Don Williams, Merle Haggard, Big & Rich, Lee Brice and many more. Smith's songs have been recorded by Randy Houser, Kevin Denney, Jason Charles Miller and others.