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Anthony Smith offers new single

Friday, April 9, 2010 – Anthony Smith, who has enjoyed success as a writer, but less so as a recording artist, is giving the latter another try. Smith is set to release his new single, Love Is Love Is Love, from his upcoming album, "Sunshine," to radio on April 26. This song marks Smith's debut single from the album and the first since launching his own record label, Krankit Records, earlier this year.

The song was written and produced by Smith and Eric Silver. "This song makes me smile. That is the bottom line. Actually, I decided that I wanted to shoot the video in the Bahamas, and we did. Can't wait for everyone to see it. It is fun, it is colorful, and it makes you want to feel good about life," said Smith.

During the Academy of Country Music festivities, Smith will join in the ACM Chairman's Motorcycle Ride on Saturday April 17. The invitation-only event allows artists and industry VIPs to experience a scenic ride through the gorgeous Nevada while supporting a charity, ACM Lifting Lives. ACM/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award honorees of 2010, Montgomery Gentry, will host the ride for the 6th time this year.

Smith will also be performing at the USO Concert in Partnership with ACM Lifting Lives later in the evening along with Montgomery Gentry and Randy Houser. ACM Lifting Lives (the Academy's charitable arm) is partnering with the USO to bring a free, private concert to the service men and women of Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas. The event will be open to all military ID holders and media credentialed specifically for this event.

Smith's album was co-produced by Smith and Bobby Terry.

Anthony's debut album, "If That Ain't Country," came out in 2002 with 3 singles charting between 26 and 40.

Some of Smith's biggest songs were George Strait's Run and Cowboys Like Us, Trace Adkins' Chrome, and I'm Tryin', Tim McGraw's Kill Myself, and Kristofferson, Rascal Flatts' My Worst Fear, and Montgomery Gentry's What Do Ya Think About That? plus cuts by Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Gretchen Wilson, Wynonna and Trisha Yearwood.

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If That Ain't Country
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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