Caitlyn Smith recently made her debut on “The Tonight Show” to much acclaim. Smith sang her current single, “Contact High” off her new album, Starfire, but as Jimmy Fallon introduced her he said, “a talented musician, who’s written for a wide-range of artists including Garth Brooks and James Bey.” Which means– you knew her before you loved her.
In 2015, Meghan Trainor released her 4x Platinum hit, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” featuring John Legend. Smith was a co-writer on the track. Smith co-wrote Danielle Bradbery’s debut single, “The Heart of Dixie” after winning “The Voice.” And guess who wrote the last duet Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton recorded? Yep, Smith wrote the CMA-nominated “You Can’t Make Old Friends.” So, you see– you’ve already given Smith a chance.
9 Songs You Already Know and Love Written by Caitlyn Smith:
Smith’s new album is glorious vocal display and is clearly all Smith and her story.
“Tacoma,” which originally appeared on Garth Brooks’ Man Against Machine album, which led Brooks to say, “No offense to anyone else, she is definitely one of the top female vocalists I’ve ever heard in my life.” And he’s not wrong.
Give Smith’s album a shot– especially if you want to hear what Brooks is talking about or what it’s really like to live in Nashville and try to make music.
On finally releasing her own album, Smith said, “I’m so excited for you guys to hear these songs – it’s been years in the making and I’m so proud of this record. It’s been a long and winding journey but I wouldn’t change a thing… it brought me to writing my own story and cut songs that I love and to not think about anything else but that.”