Hit Songwriter Bios—Anthony Smith

Note from the Expo: Around 2002/2003 when Anthony Smith's If That Ain't Country album, released on Mercury Records, was on the charts, the Expo was being familiarized with Anthony through another source. Hit songwriter Jeffrey Steele, who co-wrote the title track with Smith, was somewhat of a regular at the Expo. And he often played "Chrome," another song co-written with Anthony Smith. "Chrome" wasn't on this record but Jeffrey sometimes used it as a learning tool (as you can see from the video below). Notably the song "John J. Blanchard" (co-written with Chris Wallin), which got a lot of airplay at the time, is also on this record. The Expo is so fortunate to have Anthony as part of the Wine Country Expo 2013 AND the 2013-1 WWAHM contest!

 
 

FROM BMI:

... If That Ain't Country, was one of country music's most exciting releases of 2002...

As a songwriter, Anthony has scored with George Strait's "Run," Trace Adkins' "Chrome" and "I'm Tryin'," Montgomery Gentry's "Didn't I," Lonestar's "Without You," and album cuts with Faith Hill and Rascal Flatts, among others. Named "Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year" at the 2002 Music Row Magazine Awards, Anthony also won a 2002 Songwriter Achievement Award for "I'm Tryin'" from the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

See more at AnthonySmith.com.