Jo SMITH THROWS IT BACK AND DOWN WITH
“OLD SCHOOL GROOVE”
“OLD SCHOOL GROOVE”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – SMACKSongs artist Jo Smith throws it back and down with a Motown inspired torcher set to steel guitar on “Old School Groove,” which was revealed as a HIGHWAY FIND on SiriusXM’s “The Highway” earlier on Fri March 17th.
“I love how this song connects with people,” says Smith. “There is a reason that vinyl is making a comeback, and I think this song captures the essence of that time.”
“Old School Groove,” which was written by Ben Burgess, Bobby Huff and Smith, yearns for the 1960s when romance reigned and a lover’s heart could spin like “vintage vinyl.” It’s what would happen musically if Smokey Robinson and “Miss Country Soul” Jeannie Seely had a musical love child.
The song is the first release from Smith’s debut EP, Introducing Jo Smith, the four-song project was helmed by award winning super-producers Jesse Frasure (Thomas Rhett) and Shane McAnally (Sam Hunt, Kacey Musgraves) who together masterfully blended classic R&B with contemporary country.
Smith has a lot to celebrate. Earlier this week, the Country Music Association announced that Smith will perform on the 2017 CMA Fest Broadway Stage, with more performance details coming soon.
Still on a #HighwayFind high. Thanks for having me this morning @SXMTheHighway! pic.twitter.com/dg3MalHLO6— Jo Smith (@JoSmithMusic) 17 March 2017
When using the name Joanna Smith, in 2010, she signed a contract with Columbia Records Nashville and released her great debut single, "Gettin' Married". The song has charted at #55 on Hot Country Songs & #55 Country Airplay (chart Oct 23, 2010) and made into a music video, directed by Trey Fanjoy.
In August 2011, Sony Music Nashville announced that Smith and labelmate Bradley Gaskin would transfer to BNA Records as part of a corporate restructuring. The fabulous “Georgia Mud” released by Columbia Nashville on June 7, 2011 peaked at #57 on Billboard Country Airplay (chart dated March 19, 2011). After BNA closed, she moved again to RCA. That label released her third single, "We Can't Be Friends" (#55 Hot Country Songs). A fourth single, "Girls Are Crazy", was released to country radio on April 29, 2013 but didn’t chart.
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