SongVault Artist Profile
Texas, United States
Contemporary Country / Honky Tonk
TEXAS - NASHVILLE - RED DIRT - AMERICANA - OUTLAW - SOUTHERN ROCK - HONKY TONK
IT'S TIME TO ADD SOMETHING NEW
TEXAS NATIVE Singer/Songwriter, JEFF SMITHART brings all these styles to the Music Table with the New sound of "REDNECK COUNTRY" With his Debut CD " REDNECK PROUD" produced by another TEXAS NATIVE "BRANDON LYNN SHANE" Jeff and Brandon have blended all of the above mentioned styles to create Jeff's unique style of "REDNECK COUNTRY" Jeff was lucky enough to have parents that would hit the Honky-Tonks around Dallas, TX, and would bring bands from those honky-tonks to their home for Jam Sessions. In general, he grew up listening to the kind of music that is returning today. Jeff was raised on Country Honky Tonk with a mix of Southern Rock and Blues. With his musical family going back to his grandparents and to the late Stevie Ray Vaughn.
In 1979, Jeff met Don and Connie Haines and their Son, Kenny Howard...who owned The Wind River Canyon Band, which led to Jeff's first time on the stage with a band.
1981 - Jeff met Ben Logan and performed with The Collin County Band.
1983 - Jeff met Billy Boozer from Raleigh, NC. Billy Boozer was a rock guitar slinger. with Jeff's writing/vocals and Billy's hot riffs they put together The Billy Boozer Band, all original Southern Rock.
1986 - vocalist for the Corner Boys Rock/Blues Band
1988 - Jeff turned back to his roots with a rounded education in music and stage and with Ben Logan, Rick Denker, John Newman and Jim Hagler they put together Jeff Smithart & County Line.
1997 - Jeff met Dave Young from St Louis MO. with Lee Moses and Erik Kats they formed Private Stock.
2002 - Jeff took time off to write and play smaller rooms acoustically, special events, and some clubs. Now, he has the proper people in place to support him and his dream.
Jeff Has currently completed his Debut CD "Redneck Proud" With Indie label, Mirror Image Nashville and Produced by Texas Native Producer, Brandon Lynn Shane.