Anthony Smith is a versatile songwriter, producer and arranger who has achieved great success in many genres, including Country, Pop, R&B, and Jazz. Artists who have recorded his songs include Bucky Covington, Lonestar, Clay Walker, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, Joanna Smith, Regina Belle, Reba McIntire, Vince Gill, Jo Dee Messina, Neal McCoy, RBD, Emerson Drive, Adam Gregory, Heartland, Donna Summer, Shane Yellowbird, Jaydee Bixby, Trent Tomlinson, Rio Grand, The Wilkinsons, Kirk Whalum, Suzy Bogguss, Kenny Rogers, John & Audrey Wiggins, Julie Reeves and Anita Cochran.
Smith’s hit songs include:
Lonestar – “What About Now” (also used in a national “Toyota” campaign)
Bucky Covington – “I Want My Life Back”
Donna Summers – “When Love Cries”
Clay Walker – “Watch This”
Neal McCoy – “Love Happens Like That”
The Wilkinsons – “Jimmy’s Got A Girlfriend”
Jo Dee Messina – “Too Late To Worry”
Additionally, Smith currently has singles being released in Canada on Jaydee Bixbee and on Sony International Artist “Aleksander With” in Norway and Germany.
Smith’s songs have been used in films such as “Almost An Angel,” “ Earth Force” and “Graveyard Shift.”
Smith was a featured “mentor songwriter,” along with Jermaine Jackson and George Clinton, on Seasons 2 and 3 of the hit CMT reality show, “GONE COUNTRY.”
Smith’s producer credits include the debut LP for Atlantic recording artist, South Sixty-Five, the debut LP for Curb Records artist, Trini Triggs and the debut LP for Curb Records/Asylum Records artist, Rio Grand. Other production contributions may be found on the Kirk Whalum LP, “In This Life.” Smith also produced and co-wrote the “Titans on 2” jingle for News Channel 2, WKRN in Nashville.
In September 2010, Smith signed an exclusive songwriter agreement with Nettwerk One Music/Revelry Music Group LLC and created the SESAC publishing company “Writes To Music,” which is a co-publisher of his songs under that agreement. Smith also owns “Works To Music” (ASCAP), “Notes to Music” (ASCAP) (which co-publishes songs with Warner Chappell Music) and “Words to Music”(BMI) (which co-publishes songs with Notewrite Music).