Caitlyn Smith

With the 2018 release of her debut album, Starfire, Smith established herself as one of the brightest rising stars in Nashville; her finely etched writing and soulful voice earned her numerous television appearances and high-profile touring slots. With the 2020 follow-up, Supernova, the singer-songwriter who garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, and countless critics has upped the ante, delivering a set of songs that are bigger, bolder, and more powerful sonically and lyrically.

“I had years to collect songs for the first album,” says Smith. “This time I was much more focused going in. I had a better idea of what I wanted to create.”

Growing up in the small town of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Smith was drawn to music at a young age. After making three albums before she turned 19, she moved to Nashville, where she became one of the town’s most celebrated songwriters; her compositions were 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”). But attempting to re-launch herself as a singer proved more challenging than she expected.

That journey, and her ultimate triumph, formed the backbone of Starfire. With Supernova, Smith advances the story, grappling with life as a touring artist, a wife, and a mother of two young children. If Starfire chronicled a young artist chasing her dream, then Supernova dives into what happens after that dream starts to come true—the struggles of the road, the pressures felt on family and friendships, and the rewards of lessons learned and hard-fought love that transcends all.

“A striking voice of her own: lean and taut, with an insistent quaver and a hint of a sob, with glimmers of both the girl-next-door naturalism of Sheryl Crow and the wayward attack of Sia.”

The New York Times

“Her otherworldly voice, which puts her on par with some of music’s best vocalists”

Rolling Stone

“Smith’s soulful voice soars from a soft whisper to a bluesy belt in seconds.”

Billboard

Past Shows


Apr
1
st
2022
First Avenue
Apr
1
st
2022
First Avenue

Caitlyn Smith

The High & Low Tour 2022
with Laura Lamb
Nov
21
st
2020
First Avenue
Nov
21
st
2020
First Avenue
Cancelled

Caitlyn Smith

Jan
25
th
2018
Turf Club
Jan
25
th
2018
Turf Club
May
28
th
2016
7th St Entry
May
28
th
2016
7th St Entry

STEVE MOAKLER

with Caitlyn Smith, Shelley Skidmore and Greg Bates

More Shows

May
8
th
First Avenue

Gary Numan

May
11
th
7th St Entry

Matthew Logan Vasquez

with Danny Golden and Lamar
Jul
12
th
Fine Line

Souls of Mischief

Mar
8
th
7th St Entry

Haze Gazer, Time Room and Northern Hammer