Joanna Smith: Put Her On Your Radar

“Aaaaaaall my girlfriends are gettin’ married…” If you’ve heard that line delivered with an amped-up energy and an acerbic little drawl, you’ve been listening to Joanna Smith. And if you haven’t heard it, you need to get her on your radar. Columbia Records held an eye-opening luncheon showcase for her Friday in the label’s cafeteria, an informal setting that allowed her to deliver an intimate little musical introduction. She sang just a handful of songs and introduced herself to a few Music Row decision-makers, including Grand Ole Opry Vice President Pete Fisher, and in the process, Joanna demonstrated some real potential with a spunky demeanor, forceful right-arm rhythms on her acoustic guitar and a clear, penetrating voice. Read More