Nashville, Tenn. (August 19, 2020) — Fresh off the heels of being named MusicRow’s 2020 Independent Artist of the Year, country music duo Smith & Wesley is set to release its third studio album, Greetings from the Land of Y’all, on Friday, September 18 via BFD / Audium Nashville.
“The songs on this album represent a number of styles that Scott and I grew up on,” says the duo’s Todd Smith. “From the old school country vibe to the twin-guitar feel of southern rock to upbeat feel good tunes, Greetings from the Land of Y’all, like our two previous albums, remains true to who Scott and I are and remain to be. Shayne Hill and Cody McCarver did an excellent job of producing this album in the Smith & Wesley way.”
The duo — made up of brothers Scott and Todd Smith — wrote five out of the twelve tracks on the album, which was a pivot from its usual route. In the past, the brothers have had a hand in writing every track on their previous projects, Choices and Chances and For Better or For Worse. However, for Greetings from the Land of Y’all, the duo opened up the songwriting process to include outside writers.
“I am very excited with the progression and trajectory that we have been blessed with as artists,” explains Scott Smith. “Although we have typically written all the songs for the previous albums, it was exciting to invite other talented songwriters into the process for the development of this project. We look forward to the release of new music to our fans and hope to see them out on the road all across this great nation soon.”
“Land of Y’all,” the duo’s second single from the upcoming album, was written by Bernie Nelson and Phil O’Donnell. The new tune is at radio now.
Upon its release, Greetings from the Land of Y’all will be available on all physical and digital platforms.
Greetings from the Land of Y’all Track Listing:
- Land of Y’all (Bernie Nelson, Phil O’Donnell)
- Caught Up On My Drinking (Jacob Lyda, JP Williams, Josh London)
- Goodbyes Are Hard To Listen To (Jacob Lyda, James LaBlanc, Jen Stegall)
- Listen to the Radio (Jacob Lyda, JP Williams)
- Let Me Know (Jacob Lyda, JP Williams)
- Gave Her My All (Todd Smith)
- She Ain’t You (Todd Smith)
- Under It With You Tonight (Scott Smith, Todd Smith, Evan Kennedy)
- Cheaper Than the Truth (Bernie Nelson, Philip Douglas)
- Whiskey (Scott Smith, Evan Kennedy)
- Southern, Country, Homegrown (Scott Smith, Todd Smith)
- Never Be My Old Man (Bernie Nelson, Phil O’Donnell, Chris Cavanaugh)
*Greetings from the Land of Y’all digital review copies available upon request
About Smith & Wesley
MusicRow’s Independent Artist of the Year (2020) Smith & Wesley has scored twice on Billboard’s Top 40 Hits Charts for singles “Hook, Line & Sinker” and “A Little on the Redneck Side” and have landed four singles on Music Row’s Top 20, 25 and 30 Charts. Additionally, the official music videos for “Hook, Line & Sinker” and “A Little on the Redneck Side” have accumulated more than 1.7 million and 1.1 million YouTube views respectively. Currently, the duo is set to release their third studio album Greetings from Land of Y’all on September 18, 2020. The title track, “Land of Y’all,” is the duo’s latest single climbing the charts at country radio.
For more information, visit smithandwesley.com.
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