Anthony Smith (songwriter)


Anthony Smith (songwriter)

Infobox musical artist

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Name = Anthony Smith
Img_size =
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Ralph Anthony Smith
Born =
Origin = Warsaw, Indiana, USA
Instrument = Vocals
Electric guitar
Banjo
Genre = Country
Occupation = Singer-songwriter
Record producer
Years_active = 2002-present
Label = Mercury Nashville
Associated_acts = Montgomery Gentry
URL = http://www.anthonysmith.com

Anthony Smith is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. As a musician, Smith recorded one album ("If That Ain't Country") on Mercury Nashville Records in 2003. The album produced three Top 40 singles on the "Billboard" Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. Although he has not recorded any other albums, he continues to write singles and produce albums for other artists, including Top Ten hits for Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry and George Strait.

Biography

Anthony Smith was born in Warsaw, Indiana, but moved to eastern Tennessee soon after. [cite web |url=http://www.countrystandardtime.com/d/article.asp?xid=760 |title=If that ain't country, that ain't Anthony Smith |accessdate=2008-08-23 |last=MacIntosh |first=Dan |date=August 2002 |work=Country Standard Time] His musical interests began at an early age, when he started writing gospel music; by age seven he had also learned to play guitar. At age nine, he had joined a band, and by age twelve he was arranging music at his church. [http://www.songwritersguild.com/smith_interview.htm Smith, Writer of Hits for Strait, McGraw, Hill, Adkins and More, Shares Advice With SGA Members] ] Smith moved to Kentucky in his early 20s and joined several bands. Luke Lewis, the boss of Mercury Nashville Records, received a demo tape of Smith's music, and in 2000, he signed the artist to a record deal. [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:jpftxq80ld6e~T1 allmusic ((( Anthony Smith > Biography )))] ] Meanwhile, Smith wrote songs for other artists, including "Run" by George Strait, "I'm Tryin'" and "Chrome" by Trace Adkins, "Didn't I" by Montgomery Gentry, and "That's What Brothers Do" by Confederate Railroad.

Smith's debut album was released on Mercury Nashville in 2002, the same year that he was granted a songwriting deal from BMI. [ [http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/200028 BMI.com | Anthony Smith] ] [ [http://countrymusic.about.com/cs/productreviews/gr/aaprasitac.htm Anthony Smith - If That Ain't Country] ] The album, titled "If That Ain't Country", produced three Top 40 singles, of which the title track was the highest-charting. After exiting Mercury in 2003, Smith continued to write songs for other artists, in addition to producing Trick Pony's 2005 album "R.I.D.E.". In 2007, two more songs co-written by Smith entered the charts: "Daisy" by Halfway to Hazard, and "What Do Ya Think About That" by Montgomery Gentry, followed by Tim McGraw's Top 20 "Kristofferson" in 2008.

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