Shevy Smith’s - September Songs
Nightingale, CSO Staff Journalist
There are only good things to be said about Shevy
Smith. Many of my co-workers, friends, fellow music fans
and reviewers have learned to adore this gifted
musician, not only for her wonderful melodies but also
for her unique personality.
“I think it is really cool that she has a genuine
concern for her fans and is really interested in
them,” said my friend Josh.
Tim, one of my co-workers who became interested after
reading a review about her said “She does remind me of
Maria McKee of Lone Justice. Maria just had this great,
booming, powerful voice.”
Smith spent some time at home this summer, which gave
her the opportunity to work with other talented
songwriters in Nashville. Regarding Carolyn Dawn
Johnson, whom she had an opportunity to write a duet
with in August, Smith says “She’s such an amazing
person. It’s really, really fun when you get to work
with your heroes and people who have inspired and
In a video that Smith recorded and added to her
MySpace page, she says “we’re doing lots of new
music, I’m doing a couple of special-interest
community projects and we’re going to capture it all
on video.” She plans to keep her fans updated more
often this way but still appreciates all the supportive
emails that are sent in her direction.
Continuing to promote old music while sharing new
tunes, Smith plans to spend a lot of time on the road in
the near future.
“I’m going to be headed out to colleges and
universities again, which feels like home. You know that
I love doing those shows so I look forward to seeing a
lot of familiar faces out there.”
Smith’s sophomore album from one year ago, September
Songs, is a collection of 10 remarkable songs that,
just like Smith’s other songs, intend to inspire. The
album opens with “Homespun,” a motivational tune
that says although life is different now, “I am not
afraid to try and chase the sun because I know no matter
where I run my roots are woven into where I’m from.”
Smith follows up with some I’m-falling-in-love
lyrics such as “You’ve got my world spinning in a
‘Heavy Rotation,’ love’s beginning to reel me
in” and “Why do endless summers have to end and
claim the only gold I’ve ever found,” taken from
“Heavy Rotation” and “September Song.”
“Born To Be,” another tune from that category,
“is the best song Shevy has,” according to my friend
Ashley. “I like it because it tells a story about how
two completely different people can be meant for each
other. It gives the glimmer of hope to all of those
‘pure and peaceful dreamers’ out there.” Although
it is nearly impossible to pick a favorite on this
album, I may have to agree with Ashley on this one; the
upbeat tempo and attention-grabbing lyrics will have you
wanting more from the start.
Smith’s nostalgic “70’s Radio” and hopeful
“Master Peace” come before “Left Hand Lane,”
another thrilling tune about chasing dreams and doing so
in a hurry.
“Freewheelin’ Again” proves Smith’s ability
to catch her listeners’ attention right off the bat
once more. The woman in this song can’t be tied down
even though a series of events and people are trying to
stop her from running to find potential opportunities.
“Runnin’ through the clouds/ lookin’ for a pot of
gold/ I’m wide awake now/ I’ll sleep when I’m
Also included on this album full of love songs is
“Fool’s Gold Rush” and “Hummingbird,” which
Smith uses to show off her great, prevailing voice.
All of these great September Songs are
available for purchase on iTunes or on cdbaby.com. My
personal suggestion, however, would be to go to her
website listed below, look
up her tour dates and let Shevy personally hand you your
new favorite CD. You will see an outstanding concert,
get your CD signed, meet this brilliant artist and not
even spend a dime on shipping.
Click on the CD cover to order yours!
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