STIR THE EMBERS
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW
'Stir The Embers' is Tony Smith's new album that has already spawned three National airplay hits on country radio - The Ghost Of This Guitar (#2) , Dirt Kids (#12) and Dance On (#15) with a fourth,
'Hit It On The Run' on the way.
The album includes a total of 11 songs, written by Tony himself, that paint a beautiful picture of his life on the land and the people around him. Echoing the spirit of John Williamson but with his own unique voice, he delivers music that is refreshing, honest and a must for your country music collection.
Starting the year with a #2 hit single on the National Country Airplay charts (The Ghost Of This Guitar), Tony Smith has really hit the ground running. The success of all of his singles has also gained him two prestigious wins at the 2021 Tamworth Country Music Festival:
The Most Promising Future Star at the People's Choice Awards
Bluegrass Song Of The Year at the TSA Songwriters Salute Awards
Now comes the release of his fourth single ‘Hit It On The Run’, another feel-good uptempo tune that explores the challenges of long-distance relationships.
“ When I first started working in W.A. I was on a four weeks on one week off roster and it was a real relationship challenger. I saw a few guys lose families over a couple of years I worked that particular roster. I penned this song with respect to the long-distance lovers who know the love of their lives will always be there at the turnaround, whether it's days, months or years.” Tony Smith
‘Hit It On The Run’ is sure to be popular with both country radio and country fans alike. And with this release comes the highly anticipated launch of the album - ‘Stir The Embers’, which has spawned all of his hit singles to date. 24 years in the making, the songs on ‘Stir The Embers’ capture and reflect the unfolding adventure of Tony's life as he writes about his loves, losses and experiences raising a family, and working across Australia as a shearer, miner, truck driver, musician, husband and father. Hit singles on the album include ‘The Ghost Of This Guitar’ (#2 on National Charts), ‘Dance On’ (#15) and ‘Dirt Kids’ (#12) with more to come.
It's been a long time coming and well worth the wait.
Tony Smith’s songs capture the Australian country way of life in a way that echoes the spirit of John Williamson. He carefully crafts his music to reflect the stories the people on the land, telling their stories, and his, with both heart and humour. He has had songs recorded by 'James Blundell and been featured as part of the ABC series 'The Recording Studio' recording with Multi-Golden Guitar winning producer'Matt Fell'. Music has always been always been in his blood and his songs create a rich tapestry that reflects a country life in Australia with an endearing authenticity.