Corey Smith Knows How to Live “The Good Life”

You all voted, and we listened. Corey Smith won the most votes for our Wilson show this spring and UPB is proud to bring him to James Madison University on February 11, 2010. Even those of us who don’t normally identify ourselves as country fans seem to find something alluring about the modern, upbeat style of the singer’s music.

Despite gaining a bit of fame in the last few years, the modern country artist refuses to let the escalating pressures affect his personality. His upbringings in a small town in Georgia shine through in his work, especially his new release Keeping Up with the Joneses. Songs like ‘Twenty-One” and “If I Could Do It Again” make you want to simply forget about your troubles, lay back, and hang out with old friends. Smith is so dedicated to his down-to-earth stance on the music industry that he has his music available for free on his website. This modest attitude flows seamlessly with the JMU students and the  intimate setting of Wilson Hall.

Tickets will be on sale starting January 22. Look for more behind the scenes information about the concert in the coming weeks — including how to win a chance to meet Corey Smith himself.

– Stephen

Help Us Choose Our Spring Convo and Wilson Concerts!

It’s time to start choosing our artists to come for next semester’s round of concerts. We highly value your opinions, so if you could just take about two minutes to complete this survey you can actually influence who you could see at JMU this year.

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We’ve got some great options that we are really excited about, but before you start the survey there’s just a couple of things you should know:

1) Please keep in mind that the survey is for information gathering purposes only. Clearly we take the results into consideration, but this does not necessarily guarantee that a certain artist will be performing here.

2) If you really don’t want any of the artists available in a given genre of music – leave the spaces blank. There’s no need in bumping up the numbers for someone you are not planning on seeing anyhow.

Now  CLICK HERE to take the survey!

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