While The Gettin' Is Good is the 10th album from singer/songwriter, producer and guitarist, Corey Smith.
This project marks the first time that the singer-songwriter and 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, best known for his work with fellow Georgians Zac Brown Band and country icon Alan Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, and Ronnie's Place in Nashville, TN, Smith is featured alongside musical heavy-hitters Mike Hines, Kris Dale, Lee Davis, Antwane McMullin, Eric Darken, Dan Dugmore, John Willis, Stuart Duncan and Sam Levin among others.
Smith says, "I always dreamed of being able to make a record like this. I wanted to explore all the possibilities of a song and work with a producer who was among the best and who could teach me, he says. What makes me different is that I write all these songs, and I write them from the heart. I've lived them.
The result is Smith's most ambitious record yet, a collection of 12 songs, While The Gettin' Is Good, written entirely by Smith. As such, it's a deeply personal album, one that explores themes of love, hometown pride and even personal discovery. In today's country music climate, there is an abundance of artists and songwriters chomping at the bit to tell you just how "country" they are. But none represents the genuine rural lifestyle quite like Smith.
Included on the record is "Feet Wet," a metaphor-rich exploration of an ideal summer day, `high-energy fan favorite "Dahlonega," making its first full production appearance on a studio release and "PRIDE" about coming of age and celebrating his hometown roots.
Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation. He has also previously released nine albums-including 2011's Top 20 release The Broken Record-all written and produced by Smith himself. His concerts, documented on 2012's live release, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such crowd pleasers as the coming-of-age anthem "Twenty-One," the nostalgic time warp "If I Could Do It Again" and the group hug "I Love Everyone."
1. Don't Mind
2. Ain't Going Out Tonight
4. My Kinda Lady
5. Feet Wet
6. Taking The Edge Off
8. Blow Me Away
10. The Baseball Song
11. Drinkin' On My Mind