Corey Smith (musician)

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Corey Smith
Corey Smith 2013.jpg
Smith performing at the House of Blues Sunset Strip in Hollywood in 2013
Background information
Born Jefferson, Georgia, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2003-present
Labels Undertone Records, Average Joes Entertainment

Corey Smith is an American country singer and guitarist.

Background[edit]

Smith grew up in Jackson County. Because of his proximity to the University of Georgia, Smith visited the college town of Athens, Georgia regularly. Smith originally attended Gainesville State College before transferring to the University of West Georgia to be with his now wife. She would eventually attend the University of Georgia alongside Smith.[1] At the University of Georgia, he majored in Social Studies education. He continued to write songs and play for his friends at parties. Corey’s music became popular amongst his peers and his students. He taught world geography, world history and guitar at North Gwinnett High School in Gwinnett County Georgia before deciding to pursue music full-time at the age of 28.[2][3]

Albums[edit]

Smith's first album, “Undertones”, contains one of his most requested songs, titled “Twenty One.”[1] The second album Corey released is titled “In the Mood”. Corey Smith made the songs on this record similar to his first one because of the response he got from fans who welcomed the booze-driven lyrics. Corey Smiths’ third album, "The Good Life", was written and released in 2005. The album is titled after Corey's song "The Good Life". Corey completed his fourth album, "Hard-Headed Fool" in 2007, followed by his fifth album, "Keeping Up with the Joneses", in November 2009. His next album titled "The Broken Record" was released on June 21st, 2011 on Average Joes Entertainment. "The Broken Record" debuted on the Billboard Country Chart at #17, his highest charting debut to date. [4] In October 2012, Corey released his first live album, "Live In Chattanooga". The first single off his upcoming album, called "Ain't Going Out Tonight", is set to be released on October 15, 2013.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Country
[5]
US
[6]
US
Folk

[7]
US
Heat

[8]
US Indie
[9]
US
Rock

[10]
Undertones
In the Mood
  • Release date: 2004
  • Label: Undertone Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
The Good Life
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: Undertone Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
Hard-Headed Fool
  • Release date: September 25, 2007
  • Label: Undertone Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
Keeping Up with the Joneses
  • Release date: November 27, 2009
  • Label: Undertone Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
9 26
The Broken Record 17 114 6 2 20 30
Live in Chattanooga
  • Release date: October 22, 2012
  • Label: Undertone Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
14 22
Maysville in the Meantime
  • Release date: December 2, 2014
  • Label: Undertone Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
37 16 5 39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[11]
2011 "Twenty-One"[12] 50 The Broken Record
"Maybe Next Year"[13]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Twenty-One"[14] Potsy Ponciroli
"Drugs"[15]
"Maybe Next Year"[16] David Poag
2013 "Ain't Going Out Tonight"[17] Hodges Usry

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Corey Smith, the $4 million self-made musician, on what matters most". Daily Finance. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Corey Smith: Label the Singer a Success on His Own Terms". The Washington Post. 12 July 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "Corey Smith Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Corey Smith Album & Song Chart History - The Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Corey Smith Album & Song Chart History - Folk Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Corey Smith Album & Song Chart History - Heatseeker Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Corey Smith Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Corey Smith Album & Song Chart History - Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Corey Smith Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Country". Radio & Records. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Country". Radio & Records. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ "CMT : Videos : Corey Smith : Twenty-One". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  15. ^ "CMT : Videos : Corey Smith : Drugs". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  16. ^ "CMT : Videos : Corey Smith : Maybe Next Year". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  17. ^ Wyland, Sarah (November 6, 2013). "Watch Corey Smith’s “Ain’t Going Out Tonight” Music Video". Great American Country. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 

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