Russell Smith (singer)

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Russell Smith
Born (1949-06-17) June 17, 1949 (age 69)
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1974–present
LabelsCapitol, Epic, Raven, Muscle Shoals
Associated actsAmazing Rhythm Aces
Run C&W

Russell Smith (born June 17, 1949 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Formerly the lead singer of the Amazing Rhythm Aces, Smith launched a solo career in 1984. He was signed by Epic Records in 1988, and the music label released his debut album, This Little Town, the following year. His highest-charting single, "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight," peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1989. In 1993, Smith became the lead singer of bluegrass novelty group Run C&W.

Smith also found success as a songwriter, penning Number One songs for Randy Travis ("Look Heart, No Hands"), T. Graham Brown ("Don't Go to Strangers"), Don Williams ("Heartbeat in the Darkness"), and Ricky Van Shelton ("Keep It Between the Lines"). In addition, he wrote "Big Ole Brew" which became a No. 3 country music hit for Mel McDaniel in 1982.



Year Title US Country Label
1978 Russell Smith 62 Capitol
1984 The Boy Next Door
1989 This Little Town Epic
2001 Sunday Best: The Cream of the Solo Albums Raven
2002 The End Is Not in Sight Muscle Shoals


Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1984 "Where Did We Go Right" 74 The Boy Next Door
1988 "Three Piece Suit" 53 singles only
"Betty Jean" 49
1989 "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" 37 This Little Town
"Anger and Tears" 61 90

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