Joanna Smith

Joanna Smith will be playing at MusicRow’s Annual CRS Meet & Greet Tuesday, March 1, 2:30-5 pm at Cadillac Ranch.

Joanna Smith is releasing her new single, “Georgia Mud,” which she co-wrote with Jim McCormick and Aaron Scherz. The song will appear on her upcoming debut album for Columbia Nashville.

“Aaron had the line about ‘bare feet hanging off the tire swing’ and he had that thump, thump, thump beat and I loved it,” says Smith of the song’s inception, “but I was trying to think of a nice way to tell him, I didn’t know if I should write this song because I have so many Georgia songs. I was trying to think in my head how to politely divert his attention from that title and then he started kind of playing me a little riff that he had and I said ‘okay let’s write it!’ It bumped another Georgia song off this record.”

Smith was raised on a farm in tiny Crestview unincorporated, Georgia, and proudly displays her rural roots in songs like “Farm Girl” and “Gettin’ Married.” After arriving in Nashville, she honed her live performance chops in front of the rowdy nighttime crowds at legendary Broadway hang Tootsie’s. The music that Smith is recording is an authentic extension of her rural upbringing and the sounds that inspire her.

“I write like I talk,” Smith says. “It’s just the way that I express myself and the most honest I can be. Songs that have a true story inspiring them are the songs that reach people. I play them and I watch the crowd. I see what they react to and that helps me write better songs.”

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