CORNING — Corning Opera House Cultural Center, 800 Davis Ave., Corning, will provide a double dose of country 7 p.m. May 23 as Terry Smith, a former Traditional Music Association Songwriter of the Year performs.
A traditional country singer, Smith has released nine albums of original material with songs about the love of family, home and country. His music contains ballads, novelty, honky-tonk, inspirational and gospel.
Smith’s “Far-Side Banks of Jordan” has been recorded more than 150 times including versions by the Statler Brothers, Cox Family, Allison Krauss and Johnny Cash, and was featured in Robert Duvall’s movie, “The Apostle.” Other performers who have recorded Smith’s music are Roy Acuff, “I Can’t Find a Train”; Oak Ridge Boys gospel “Lord, I’ve Been Ready for Years”; rodeo champ Chris LeCoux recorded “Ten Seconds in the Saddle”; and others include Kris Kristofferson, Patty Loveless, Lewis Family and Lonnie Lynne LaCour.
The songwriter with a different touch has also built a steady following as he tours the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, singing to his fans, new and old.
Smith has published two children’s books. “The Little Brown Dog and the Little Green Dog” teaches a lesson about how people should overlook differences and learn to get along with each other. The second one is “A Christmas Stocking’s Story,” about a stocking that is discarded by a wealthy boy and found by a poor boy who uses the stocking as a marble bag. The lesson to be learned is to be all you can be regardless of your life’s circumstances.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.CorningOperaHouse.com, call 641-418-8037, email firstname.lastname@example.org or at the State Bank of Brooks. Adults are $15 or $12 and students are $7 or $6.
For more information on Terry Smith, visit his website http://www.terrysmith.us/.