About Courtney Smith
Smith grew up in Johnson City, TN, but found a home in Nashville in 2008. She bounced around to several states as a child, her father being a minister of music, but moved to Johnson City after his passing. Her mother raised her and her brother while putting herself through a Master’s program at the local university. While there was always some sort of music being played or practiced at home, Smith says it took her until high school to realize she could sing. “In ninth grade I got the solo I auditioned for, and almost couldn’t believe it… It was the beginning of opening up as a person and starting to grow into who I’ve become,” she recounts.
With a fire to continually push herself and never stop growing as an artist, it’s no surprise she already has a new arsenal of songs she plays live and looks forward to sharing with the world. “First things first,” she laughs, “I’m excited to see how this album is received. I just want it to be relatable… if one other person connects with a song, it’s a success to me.”
Lips that Taste of Tears will be out on Nascent Republic Records in December. The label will be taking Smith and two other artists, Joey Barnes and Patrick Rock, to several cities on an acoustic tour early next year.