If you ask me, more artists need to start covering Corey Smith.
I mean, the guy has some of the most fun songs out there in the country genre, and as a whole, his deep catalog of music compiled over the last two decades is extremely underrated.
The Georgia native and University of Georgia alum has been a staple in college towns across the southeast for quite some time, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Nevertheless, as a new crop of country acts rise through the genre’s ranks, and appeal to young fans everywhere, it’s pretty cool to see Smith’s songs being immortalized through covers. While swinging through the Southeast for a few shows, Flatland Cavalry did their part in carrying on Smith’s tradition.
In an awesome video Smith himself posted to Instagram, from what I assume was Flatland’s show at the legendary 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA earlier this month, Flatland’s frontman Cleto Cordero can be seen covering Smith’s classic coming of age tune “Twenty-One.”
“It was cool to see Flatland Cavalry cover ‘Twenty-One’ this past weekend. Sounded great.”
That’s what I’m talking about. I know Cleto and the Flatland fellas had to have been jamming this one all the time back in their Texas Tech days.
In case anyone isn’t familiar with Corey Smith’s music, here is the original version of “Twenty-One” for your reference.
And while we’re on the topic of Corey Smith, this would be a timely occasion to give his recent releases “Daddy’s Weed” and “Learning To Drive” a listen.
“Learning To Drive”