Anthony Smith to play Oneida concert


ONEIDA, Tenn. — Critically-acclaimed and award-winning singer/songwriter Anthony Smith will perform an acoustic concert in Oneida this Memorial Day weekend.

Smith, who last appeared in concert locally in June 2016, will perform at the Oneida Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of Oneida High School, on Friday, May 26, 2017. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door.

A native of Oneida, Smith spent much of his youth in Scott County before moving to Nashville to perform his dreams of making it big in country music. His lone studio album, If That Ain’t Country, was a success on the charts, peaking at No. 25 on the country charts. Three singles from that album charted in the Top 40.

As a songwriter, Smith has penned cuts by some of Nashville’s biggest artists, such as Tim McGraw and George Strait.

Smith wrote Strait’s “Run” and “Cowboys Like Us,” and McGraw’s “Kristofferson.” He also wrote “I’m Tryin'” and “Chrome” for Trace Adkins and “What Do Ya Think About That” for Montgomery Gentry. Other Smith songs have been recorded by the likes of Halfway to Hazard and Blake Shelton.

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