Originally from Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Caitlyn Smith has become one of Nashville’s most prolific storytellers and celebrated vocalists. Putting together her first band when she was just 12 years old, Smith began cold-calling local venues and getting herself booked for gigs throughout her home state. By the time she finished high school, she was writing and performing so often that her parents asked if she wanted to use her college fund to finance a record; she went on to make three albums before she turned 19.
After moving to Nashville and securing a publishing deal, her songwriting immediately got her noticed with her compositions being recorded by artists from James Bay to Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton to John Legend and Meghan Trainor (for whom she co-wrote the multi-platinum duet “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”).
In 2017, Smith released her 12 track, critically acclaimed album Starfire, which showcases her deeply powerful lyrics and the striking impact of her voice. Tastemakers quickly began taking notice: Rolling Stone has called Smith’s voice “soaring and expressive,” Elle magazine praised her “powerful, affecting songs,” and she was named one the “top female vocalists” on Billboard’s SXSW 2017 Music Discovery.
Smith is set to release new music through the end of the year, with a forthcoming album in the works for 2020.