ABOUT COREY SMITH: The way Corey Smith sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it's one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin' Is Good. The project, released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the singer-songwriter, a wildly popular touring artist who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall. The result is Smith's most ambitious record yet, as well as a return on the investment made by the fans who have supported him since his first album in 2003. "A lot of start-up acts are using fan-funded programs to finance their record. That's what my whole career has been: Kickstarter before Kickstarter. When my fans show up and buy a ticket and a t-shirt, they're investing in what I'm doing," says Corey. "It's my responsibility to invest it wisely and give them the best album I can. That's what led me to While the Gettin' Is Good." It's also what led him to Stegall, who has produced such radio heavyweights as Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band. It was the producer's track record, country-music experience and easy-going nature that convinced Corey that he was the man to refine his signature acoustic sound. "Keith knows how to make country records," he says, "but I wanted to make my kind of country record and he understood that immediately. He simply wanted to get us comfortable in a studio environment so we could do what we do onstage every night. For me, it was very liberating to be able to focus solely on performing and not be burdened by a lot of the decision-making and drilling down that goes into producing. It was the first time I was able to go into the studio and focus on what I do best. Keith was there to handle the rest."
ABOUT HUDSON MOORE: With talents beyond a triple threat, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is a confident entertainer who electrifies audiences every time he takes to the stage. Moore often plays multiple instruments during his live show, and played over 11 instruments on his critically acclaimed new album GETAWAY - while bringing in a group of esteemed musicians to help round out the sound. He has shared the bill with artists like ZZ Top, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Eli Young Band, Jake Owen, Martina McBride, Pat Green, Hunter Hayes, Chris Young and Gary Clark Jr., to name a few. Rolling Stone Country named Moore one of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.” With over 1.7 MILLION Spotify streams of his single “Sand in the Bed,” and over 6.5 million cumulative YouTube views, the rising star has also caught the attention of revered publications like Southernliving.com, Fender, Hollywood Life, Nash Country Daily, Taste of Country, The Boot, AXS, One Country, and more. Moore recently signed with APA Agency in Nashville. Moore’s current single, “Just Want to Love You,” was solely written and co-produced by the multi-talented singer-songwriter along with Dwight Baker (Kelly Clarkson, Brandi Carlisle, Josh Abbott Band and Blue October). ABOUT BILLY BOB'S TEXAS: Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk, hosts over 200 live music concerts annually, is home to live bull riding, host to private and corporate events, authentic Texas cuisine, and retail store; all in a world class, authentic Western venue in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.. Billy Bob’s Texas has won the ACM Nightclub of the Year award 8 times and nominated for the same award 14 times. For additional information and ticket purchases visit www.billybobstexas.com or contact Billy Bob’s at 817-624-7117.