Singer songwriter April N. Smith grew up in North East Texas, Morris County to be exact. Singing at local gatherings and churches during her teenage years came naturally to April, allowing her to sharpen her Patsy Cline inspired vocal abilities while gaining her a dedicated fan base.
In 2007, a family attorney scheduled a meeting with a music professional, and the dream for Where I Am was born. To April’s surprise her dad financed the gospel album that showcased her love for gospel and country music. The album included bluegrass style remixes of familiar gospel songs and featured two original songs.
Where I Am was recorded at IBC studios in Dallas and sold over 2000 copies without any type of formal marketing or promotion. This Jeff Taylor produced recording was very well received and exposed her to the industry.
April was soon performing at special events and churches throughout North Texas. By 2009 she was leading a cast of performers at a popular Galveston resort’s nightly Christmas musical.
In 2018, April joined a local band singing backup and guest vocals on the local music circuit. Her love the of the stage was re-energized, and she is now performing solo acoustic sets as well as singing with a full band depending on the venue. While performing, April has been pouring her efforts into a new album “Enough”. Smith’s new 13-song, facts of life epic is set for early 2020 release online and on vinyl.
While she continued to perform at special events over the past decade, April’s family took center stage and she threw herself into her role as an elementary school teacher. Now that her three girls are finding their own interests and pursuing their dreams, April is returning to her audience with drive and passion.
April has been compared to greats like Patsy Cline and Martina McBride delivering a sound that country music lovers, agents, and venues of all types have immediately recognized and appreciated! Her set list often includes tunes from Ashley Mcbryde, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Martina McBride, Sheryl Crow, Heart, The Ronettes, Eagles, and the list goes on.
April N. Smith’s stunning voice along with a new look and modern yet classic sound has earned her a who’s who in Texas music.
Where I Am (2007)
April N. Smith & The Company is a professional musical presentation designed by Eric Wade (Blake Shelton/Usher/Maroon 5) and is engineered by Barry Dyer (audio), and Josh Noel (lighting).
- Chris Holt guitars/keys/vocals, MD
- Milo Deering steel/fiddle/vocals
- Sammy Davenport bass/vocals
- Erskine Hawkins III piano/organ