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Monday, February 4
11 AM – 2 PM
2 PM – 6 PM
6 PM – 10 PM
10 PM – 2 AM
About the Artists
“BORN TO A MAN IN A BAND ON THE BAYOU”
Alex Smith truly has music coursing through his veins. Surrounded by music from an early age, Alex grew up with a grandfather and father who both sang and played guitar. It wasn’t until the eighth grade that Smith caught the bug to play an instrument of his own. Picking up a guitar and learning songs on YouTube quickly led to playing at church and local bars.
In 2016, Smith made the big move to Nashville to pursue his songwriting dream. A few years later, Smith’s undeniable talent caught the attention of Edgehill Music Publishing where he signed his first publishing deal in 2019. Shortly after, he began a large-scale project with world renowned producer, Kent Wells. “I look forward to the release of my new songs,” Smith said, “featuring some of the greatest names in music: Sonny Landreth, Leslie Satcher, and of course, my dad, H.B. Smith.”
Smith has an incredible knack for writing which is something he is deeply proud of. Just like his idol, Dolly Parton, Smith vows to remain a “writer and story-teller first,” and use his music to give back to the people and places that built him.
Growing up in Kentucky and Indiana, Rachel Horter began her love for singing and entertaining from an early age that continued into her high school days. After graduating, she decided to put off college and move to Nashville to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.
Since then, she has played at many venues and events all over Nashville and the US, also enjoying her weekly gig at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in downtown Nashville. She had the opportunity to tour in Germany, and one of her most memorable shows was an opening performance for country music legend, Loretta Lynn. Rachel also has had several placements of Christmas songs in various movies on the Hallmark Channel and she enjoys recording covers for her YouTube channel, which has garnered her over 6 million views and tens of thousands of subscribers.
Rachel’s debut EP “Lucky” is available now on all platforms, featuring her single “How Lucky” and it’s accompanying music video that is on her YouTube channel. She is currently working on finishing up her next project and continuing to write for even more after that.