Tag Archives: Corey Smith

28
Jul

Review – “The Broken Record” by Corey Smith

“The Broken Record” represents the next step in the evolution of Corey Smith that began with “Keeping Up with the Joneses”.  Like all of us, Smith has grown; he’s matured both as a person and as an artist.  Here, through a mix of new songs and reimagined tracks from previous albums, we are invited on a tour of the journey from where he started to where he finds himself today. It’s an arc that will generate knowing nods from anyone grappling with a moment of reflection in their life.  It’s also a damn good record.

 

This album has a different sound from much of what Corey has done in the past.  More robust, more polished, and more lush; it’s a record made with an ear towards a broader audience.  It’s not the same Corey Smith you heard on “Undertones” – but it’s still Corey Smith.    It’s that growth that may catch some longtime fans by surprise, and an issue that he addresses head-on with the intro to the album:

 

A man on the edge, I can’t take anymore

Here’s the broken record you’ve been askin’ for.

Over and over, I feel kinda strange,

Nothin’s different here, but everything’s changed…

24
Jun

Corey Smith, “The Broken Record” Webisodes Part 3 – My Hometown

This week it’s time for the third webisode from Corey Smith, promoting his new album, “The Broken Record”. The new installment is called “My Hometown”. Corey talks why he loves living in Jefferson, Ga. and the emotional satisfaction that comes with his kids attending the same elementary school he did. Make sure to grab a copy of his new album “The Broken Record”, available now. My signed collector’s edition showed up today. I’ll be listening to it on the road this weekend and will have a review up next week. Stay tuned!




16
Jun

Corey Smith, “The Broken Record” Webisodes Part 2 – The Georgia Theater

Last week, Corey Smith posted the first in a series of webisodes to promote his upcoming album, “The Broken Record”. This week, the second webisode has been released – “The Georgia Theater”. Corey talks about starting out his career and his first performances at the Georgia Theater, and how much he’s looking forward the its reopening later this summer. “The Broken Record” releases next Tuesday, 6/21. Make sure to get a copy!




5
Jun

Corey Smith, “The Broken Record” Webisodes Part 1 – Grandma

In support of his up coming album, “The Broken Record”, Corey Smith is releasing a series of webisodes.  The first one hit this weekend, and is entitled “Grandma”.  Learn a little about where Corey grew up, meet his grandma (who he lived with through high school”), and as she brings out pictures of him as a kid and tells him how she really wishes he were a teacher – be reminded just how awesome Southern grandmas really are.





The Broken Record” releases on June 21st.  You can pre-order an autographed copy of the CD here, as well as some cool merchandise.  If you not a Corey Smith fan – you should be!

15
Apr

Review – “Twenty-One” by Corey Smith

If you haven’t heard of Corey Smith before – well, let me introduce you to him.  He’s a native of northern Georgia, a former schoolteacher, a father, a husband, and a musician.  He’s also someone you will be hearing a lot more about this year – starting with the release of the first single, “Twenty-One”, off his upcoming album “The Broken Record”.

After many years of releasing his music independently (and selling over 150,000 albums in the process), Corey recently joined forces with Average Joes Entertainment.  He is slated to release “The Broken Record” in June. Corey has said the new record is a comprehensive look at how he has changed over the years – a blend of old songs and new songs, woven together to “hopefully convey a message about life”.  That blend of old and new perfectly describes “Twenty-One”.

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