NASHVILLE–Acclaimed singer/songwriter and Monument Recording artist Caitlyn Smith announced through social media an exclusive deluxe edition vinyl release of her debut album Starfire featuring two new songs.
The vinyl album available this Saturday, April 21 for Record Store will feature unreleased tracks “Breakfast in the Afternoon” and “If I Didn’t Love You.”
“When I recorded Starfire, I knew I also wanted it to be available on vinyl,” said Smith. “I love these two songs so much. My songs are like my babies. When they didn’t make it on the album, I thought they deserved something extra, special so we saved them for this release. ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ is actually my favorite song to perform live so I’m glad fans will be able to take it home with them now.”
Smith is in the midst of her first-ever headlining Starfire Tour which will find the Cannon Falls, Minnesota native playing a sold-out hometown show at the Cannon Falls Auditorium this Saturday, April 21. The twenty-four-date trek is taking Smith across the country with stops in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago and Atlanta before wrapping on May 10 at Nashville, Tennessee’s Mercy Lounge.
The tour is in support of Starfire, released earlier this year on Monument Records. Smith cut her teeth in the clubs of Minnesota’s Twin Cities where she discovered her love for songwriting and performing. That passion led her to Music City and years spent writing for other artists including James Bay, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, John Legend, and Meghan Trainor, before finding her own voice and expressing what she wanted to say as an artist in her own right.
Because they come from such an honest place, Smith’s songs thrive whether accompanied by a full band or heard as an intimate, solo performance. Hailed as one of the ‘top female vocalists’ on Billboard’s SXSW 2017 Music Discovery, her performance style has landed her on stages at Lollapalooza, Americana, Austin City Limits Music Festival, the iconic Apollo Theatre and now her first headlining tour.
Following the Starfire Tour, Smith will join Grammy Award winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for the summer leg of their Soul2Soul World Tour. She will serve as opening act from the tour kick-off date – May 31 in Richmond, Virginia until June 23 in Duluth, Georgia.
Smith has also been tapped by Sheryl Crow to open on select tour dates this summer beginning July 15.