Exclusive Interview With Corey Smith
Host Stephanie Langston got a chance to catch up with Corey Smith to talk about his new partnership with Average Joe's Entertainment and his forthcoming - and much anticipated - album.
The Georgia native is super excited for the June release of his new album, The Broken Record, which is a comprehensive record featuring both old and new songs that reflect how much he's changed over the years.
Regarding the tone of the album, Corey shares, "I used to write songs that were more reckless and youthful and rebellious, and since I've become a father and gotten a little older now I'm thinking more about about responsibilities, so they're a little more serious, a little more philosophical. So the record contains both types of songs - old and new - and I think they're woven together in a way that really tells a story and hopefully conveys a message about life."
Written over seven years ago and placed on his first album, Corey is re-releasing an updated version of his hit single, "Twenty-One," which premieres April 21 on CoreySmith.com. A song about growing up and how the grass is always greener, Corey admits that the hit is his most requested and popular song and has played the tune at every show for years.
Describing the song's meaning, Corey says, "When you're a kid, you want to be older so you can make your own decisions and have your independence, so you look forward to that the entire time. Once you get older and get that independence, you just want to be young again and you crave that youthfulness."
Hear Corey talk about the inspiration behind his songwriting and what fans can expect from his new album, The Broken Record. Also, check out the exclusive performance footage of "Maybe Next Year" and "Twenty-One" right here on Yallwire!