Joanna Smith

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Joanna Smith
Birth nameJoanna Shae Smith
OriginCrestview Unincorporated, Georgia, U.S.[1]
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active2007–present
LabelsColumbia Nashville
RCA Nashville
Associated actsBilly Ray Cyrus, Trent Willmon
 
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Joanna Smith
Birth nameJoanna Shae Smith
OriginCrestview Unincorporated, Georgia, U.S.[1]
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active2007–present
LabelsColumbia Nashville
RCA Nashville
Associated actsBilly Ray Cyrus, Trent Willmon

Joanna Smith is an American country music singer. After dropping out of Auburn University to pursue her music career she joined Mustang Sally at age eighteen. After leaving the band she began songwriting and recording demos. After signing to a publishing contract with Big Borrassa Music, she wrote two songs for other artists, including "Flying By", which was recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus on his 2007 album Home at Last.[1][2] Also in 2007, Smith's rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was included on the Song of America compilation album.

In 2010, she signed to a contract with Columbia Records Nashville and released her debut single, "Gettin' Married".[3] The song has charted on Hot Country Songs and has been made into a music video, directed by Trey Fanjoy.[4]

Stormy Lewis of Roughstock gave Smith's song a four-star rating, comparing it to the Dixie Chicks and Lorrie Morgan.[5] Jim Malec, writing for American Twang, gave it a thumbs-down, calling Smith's vocal "shrill and thin".[6] In August 2011, Sony Music Nashville announced that Smith and labelmate Bradley Gaskin will transfer to BNA Records as part of a corporate restructuring. After BNA closed, she moved again to RCA. That label released her third single, "We Can't Be Friends". It received 4.5 stars from Taste of Country.[7] A fourth single, "Girls Are Crazy", was released to country radio on April 29, 2013.

On August 16, 2014, she married Tripp Eldridge near Leary, Georgia.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

TitleDetails
Georgia Mud
Be What It Wants to Be
  • Release date: March 13, 2012
  • Label: Columbia Nashville

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[8]
US Country Airplay
[9]
2010"Gettin' Married"55Georgia Mud
2011"Georgia Mud"57
2012"We Can't Be Friends"5552Be What It Wants to Be
2013"Girls Are Crazy"Non-album song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

YearVideoDirector
2010"Gettin' Married"[4]Trey Fanjoy
2012"We Can't Be Friends"[10]Ry Cox

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joanna Smith biography". CMT. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Joanna Smith". William Morris Entertainment. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Columbia Nashville's Joanna Smith Unveils "Gettin' Married"". Sony Music Nashville. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "CMT : Videos: Joanna Smith : Gettin' Married". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ Lewis, Stormy (September 2, 2010). "Joanna Smith — "Gettin' Married"". Roughstock. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ Malec, Jim (August 4, 2010). "Joanna Smith — "Gettin' Married"". American Twang. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/joanna-smith-we-cant-be-friends-song-review/
  8. ^ "Joanna Smith Album & Song Chart History – Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Joanna Smith Album & Song Chart History – Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ Skates, Sarah (October 17, 2012). "Joanna Smith Shoots Video; Blue Sky Riders At Franklin Theatre". MusicRow. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 

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