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Corey Smith Partners with Seva Foundation to Raise Money for Children’s Eye Camp

Corey Smith with the Seva Foundation contest winners

Corey Smith with the Seva Foundation contest winners

Singer-songwriter and musician Corey Smith has been hard at work raising money for the Seva Foundation this spring.

Recently, Smith hosted an online contest on Chideo, to benefit the cause closest to him, the Seva Foundation. Since 1978, Seva Foundation has been a leading innovator in the delivery of vital eye care services to the world’s most vulnerable including women, children, and indigenous peoples. Seva Foundation partners worldwide to create self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight, with a vision of a world free of avoidable blindness. In 35 years, Seva has helped restore eyesight to nearly 3.5 million people who were blinded by cataract and other preventable eye conditions. The funds raised from Smith’s contest will go to Seva, where they will fund an eye camp in a country that doesn’t get regular access to eye care.

This past weekend Corey took the contest winner and nine friends on tour with him to his shows at Soul Kitchen in Mobile, AL and Jannus Landing in St. Pete, FL.

Smith says,

“I’ve had the honor of working with Seva Foundation for over 7 years and was very excited to be able to give fans a chance to contribute to their cause through our partners at Prizeo. Seva has been helping to restore sight and save vision for some the of the world’s neediest people for over 30 years. It is a great blessing to know that my fans have shown so much enthusiasm in helping Seva in their mission.“

To donate to Seva Foundation click here.

The Country Music Association announced the Riverfront Stage lineup for CMA Fest lineup earlier this week, and Smith will perform again on June 11. Last year Smith’s performance was named “Best Capacity Crowd by Rolling Stone Country. Joe Hudak says, “Shortly into the Jefferson, Georgia singer-songwriter’s set on the Riverfront stage, CMA Fest organizers were forced to close the gates. Such was the demand to see Smith, an artist wildly popular among college kids (and those long since out of the dorms) for coming-of-age songs like ‘Twenty-One,’ ‘If I Could Do It Again’ and the winking ‘Ain’t Going Out Tonight.’ In a denim-vest-on-denim ensemble, Smith may have looked like the cool guy who never leaves campus, but his set revealed a soul-searching that only comes from equal parts experience and intellect.”

Smith will also continue to tour this spring and summer in support of his newest release, While The Gettin’ Is Good, featuring stops in Oklahoma, Arkansas and South Carolina, amongst others. A full list of dates is available below.

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Corey Smith Releases “Feet Wet” Music Video

Check out Corey Smith‘s new music video for “Feet Wet” from his album While the Gettin’ Is Good.

Corey Smith Celebrates “While The Gettin’ Is Good” Release Week

Corey Smith

While The Gettin’ Is Good, from singer/songwriter, producer and guitarist Corey Smith, is available now on Sugar Hill Records. The album premiered in the Top 10 on the iTunes country chart this week.

Smith has partnered with several outlets to unveil important elements of this release. Rolling Stone Country exclusively announced the album, while Roughstock premiered the album art and track list, and Country Weekly took the exclusive on the “Feet Wet” lyric video. Now, CMT Pure has added the official video for “Feet Wet” into rotation, it will also premiere on CMT.com.

While The Gettin’ Is Good has garnered early critical praise: The Boot says, “’Feet Wet’ is a feel-good song that explores a perfect summer day, but it’s also deeper than the first listen suggests. Smith’s acoustic guitar and laid-back vibe help get the message across in the catchy tune.”

Rolling Stone Country named his CMA Fest performance the show with the Best Capacity Crowd, and continues, “A perennial favorite on college campuses, the rural-life troubadour excels at detailing the rites of passage his listeners all go through, from spring break trips as kids to soaking at the pool with their own children. While the Gettin’ Is Good furthers those themes of growing up — via the sports metaphor of ‘The Baseball Song’ and the home-on-the-couch admission of ‘Ain’t Going Out Tonight’ — but through the polished prism of Stegall’s focused production.”

Smith just wrapped a week of special events in Nashville surrounding the album’s release. He performed a sold-out benefit concert for the Seva Foundation on June 24 at Bluebird Café, and he celebrated release day on the revered Grand Ole Opry stage, complete with an album signing. He will continue his tour throughout the summer with stops in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC and more.

While The Gettin’ Is Good is available now on Sugar Hill Records.

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Alan Jackson is Ready to ‘Rock The South’ for Charity

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“Rock The South” — the Southeast region’s fastest growing festival taking place June 19-20 in Cullman, AL — has donated more than $150,000 to local charitable organizations since it’s 2012 origin and continues investing into its community by adding two new beneficiaries: “The Link” of Cullman County and “No White Flags for Cancer.”

Dawn Owens, Founder/Exec. Director of “The Link” of Cullman County says,

“We’re so proud to partner with ‘Rock the South’ because this event reminds us how the April 27th tornado disaster made us stronger, and unity is a primary focus in what we do as ‘The Link’ — we’re better when we work together.”

“From the beginning, ‘Rock the South’ has been about overcoming obstacles and giving back,” says Jay Barker, Co-founder of “Rock The South.” “This year, we’re excited to focus on ‘The Link’ of Cullman County and ‘No White Flags for Cancer’ to continue helping those in need.”

“‘Rock The South’ has become a rallying point for local charities long after tornado rebuilding efforts have concluded,” says Jamie Lynn Lumbersom, Director of Marketing for “No White Flags for Cancer.” “Through the event’s proceeds, we’re able to offer help to local families and children fighting medical battles — It’s become a celebration of community and giving back.”

This year’s festival lineup includes Alan Jackson, Brantley Gilbert, Sara Evans, Blackberry Smoke, Eric Paslay, Jon Pardi, Travis Tritt, Tyler Farr, Corey Smith, Chris Weaver Band, Big Smo, Downsouth, Dee Jay Silver, with more to be announced in coming weeks.

Festival goers can take advantage of Early-Bird ticket pricing ($49-$449) through Thurs., Apr. 30. For more information, visit rockthesouth.com, and follow the festival on its socials here:

Facebook: facebook.com/RockTheSouth
Twitter: twitter.com/rockthesouth
Instagram: instagram.com/rockthesouth

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