Corey returns to his hometown of Atlanta, GA on July 23 to celebrate 10 years in the music industry with a show at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.
The way Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans who have supported him since he first started touring full time over a decade ago. He has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native southeast region, but all around the nation. He has released 10 albums—including 2011’s Top 20 release The Broken Record. His concerts, documented on 2012’s live release, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such crowd pleasers as the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone.”
Over the course of his career, Corey has sold over 1 million tickets, 1.6 million singles, and over 250,00 albums, with arguably the most impressive point being that Smith has written every single song on every album he’s ever released.
Corey says, “When I left the stability of my teaching career to pursue music full time, I was excited but extremely anxious. There were no guarantees, just a whole bunch of people coming to my bar gigs close to home. I never dreamed I’d be here a decade later, still making records and performing for crowds all over the country. It’s a testament to fans’ willingness to share my music with others and continue to come to the live shows. It’s a milestone I’m very grateful to reach and I can’t think of a better place to celebrate it than back home in Georgia.”
Recently Corey celebrated the debut of his record, While The Gettin’ Is Good, garnering critical praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone Country, “A perennial favorite on college campuses, the rural-life troubadour excels at detailing the rites of passage his listeners all go through, from spring break trips as kids to soaking at the pool with their own children. While the Gettin’ Is Good furthers those themes of growing up — via the sports metaphor of ‘The Baseball Song’ and the home-on-the-couch admission of ‘Ain’t Going Out Tonight’ — but through the polished prism of Stegall’s focused production.” The Victoria Advocate also offers, “Smith is a storyteller in a genre full of buzzwords.”
The show at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, July 23 will also feature openers Luke Combs and Maggie Rose. Tickets can be purchased here. Show starts at 7:30 PM.