Valerie Smith - Renaissance
  • A Dollar Looked Mighty Good (Featured Single)
  • Heartbreak Hill (Featured Single)
  • I Found (Featuring Liberty Pike)
  • The Great I Am (With The McCrary's)
  • I'm Fine Bein' Me
  • On That Train
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Heart of Sorrow
  • The River Whispers
  • Big Red
  • Do You Know Where Your Heart Is Tonight?
  • Heaven is Holding You
  • Enter In
  • Unchained
  • A Dollar Looked Mighty Good (Featured Single)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:48) [8.68 MB]
  • Heartbreak Hill (Featured Single)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:49) [6.45 MB]
  • I Found (Featuring Liberty Pike)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:06) [9.4 MB]
  • The Great I Am (With The McCrary's)
    Genre: Gospel
    MP3 (04:06) [9.37 MB]
  • I'm Fine Bein' Me
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:48) [6.41 MB]
  • On That Train
    Genre: Acoustic Country
    MP3 (03:45) [8.59 MB]
  • Dancing with the Stars
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:41) [8.41 MB]
  • Heart of Sorrow
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:19) [7.6 MB]
  • The River Whispers
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:00) [6.89 MB]
  • Big Red
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:20) [7.65 MB]
  • Do You Know Where Your Heart Is Tonight?
    Genre: Acoustic Country
    MP3 (03:21) [7.67 MB]
  • Heaven is Holding You
    Genre: Acoustic Country
    MP3 (02:59) [6.84 MB]
  • Enter In
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (02:24) [5.48 MB]
  • Unchained
    Genre: Acoustic Country
    MP3 (04:19) [9.88 MB]
Sabain Cymbals. SABIAN is all about designing and creating cymbals and sounds that are right for you.
Biography
 http://www.thevaleriesmith.com
Bell Buckle Records
bellbucklerecords@gmail.com
http://www.bellbucklerecords.com

"Renaissance" crosses through multiple musical genres while still staying true to the Valerie Smith sound that encompasses an acoustic flair with a touch of bluegrass. The songs cover subject areas of love, finding love, acceptance, and regret. The project signifies the journey Valerie has made in her life with optimism to which others can relate. She includes upbeat, happy songs that encourage the listener to move to the grove. The project also includes lush ballads with meaningful lyrics and melodies that grab soul. The album is called "Renaissance" because in looking at the world and herself, Valerie has been reborn.  The line-up of songs is about self-worth and acceptance.  

Valerie wrote two of the songs for "Renaissance," and the remaining selections were carefully chosen from the works of other seasoned writers.  She chooses the songs which best express what she wants to say with her Music. The quality of the music has always come first when she produces a project, which is why it takes her so long to create an entire album.  

Valerie has always been interested in all kinds of Music;  bluegrass, acoustic, baroque, classical, neoclassical, Music from Asia, Middle-Eastern folk, rock, indie-rock, Kpop, pop….in other words, anything with sound! In addition, she loves to study melodies and chord progressions, by which she has always been fascinated.   

For example, not many years ago, Valerie heard the arrangement and immediately drew to the haunting melody and lyrics of "I Found," which the indie rock group Amber Run had released. She found herself really enjoying singing the song's unique melody and lyrics. Valerie's final arrangement developed during band rehearsal with her touring band, Liberty Pike. Wally Hughes and Lisa Kay Howard Hughes added harmony to the chorus, and everyone fell in love with singing the song together. It became an "earworm" for the whole group. 

Valerie Smith grew up in the midwest, near Kansas City, and was exposed to several musical genres from her childhood through her college days. She watched movie musicals with Judy Garland, listened to country music while her mother worked, sang on the radio, and sang gospel music on Sundays in church. And,  of course, she and her sister listened to classic rock on the radio.  Valerie studied Music in college, where she was exposed to blues, jazz, opera,  and a wide array of other genres; Valerie also studied dance at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. On weekends Valerie would play old-time fiddle near her hometown and developed a love for traditional American string music. Later, she fell in love with bluegrass because of its incredible acoustic sounds, virtuosic musicians, and soulful melodies. The folk and bluegrass audiences fit her personality the best; they love music.
62
  • Members:
    Valerie Smith
  • Sounds Like:
    Emmy Lou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Faith Hill, Lauri Lewis, Lynn Morris, BTS, Celine Dion
  • Influences:
    Emmy Lou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Faith Hill, Lauri Lewis, Lynn Morris, BTS, Celine Dion
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    05/29/21
  • Profile Last Updated:
    11/27/21 06:20:31
Sabain Cymbals. SABIAN is all about designing and creating cymbals and sounds that are right for you.

"Radio Creds" are votes awarded to artists by radio programmers who have downloaded their music and have been impressed with the artist's professionalism and the audience's response to the new music. Creds help artists advance through the AirPlay Direct community.


Only radio accounts may add a Radio Cred. One week after the track has been downloaded the radio account member will receive an email requesting a Cred for each artist they've downloaded.