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Mindy Smith

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Mindy Smith (born June 1, 1972 in Long Island, New York) is an American singer-songwriter. Her music has a broad appeal and can be classified as all of the following: folk, country, americana, bluegrass, pop, rock, and even alternative. Her voice and music have been compared to that of Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, and Alison Krauss.

Mindy was adopted at birth by a pastor and his wife. She grew up on Long Island where she developed a passion for music and began singing at an early age. During her high school years - she graduated from Smithtown East in 1990 - Mindy was never lauded or encouraged by her music instructors. In fact, she was sometimes ridiculed by classmates for singing along to the adult contemporary songs playing on the radio in her Studio In Art course. After her mother's death from cancer in 1991, Mindy moved with her father to Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1994 Mindy moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music.

Mindy rose to fame in 2003 when she was the first artist signed to contribute to the Dolly Parton tribute album Just Because I'm a Woman. Her contribution to the project was a cover of Parton's classic "Jolene". The track was also featured on her debut album that was released in 2004, One Moment More. The album received critical acclaim and saw Mindy gain a large and loyal following.

"Come To Jesus" was Mindy's second single and proved to be her biggest hit to date. The song received a good deal of airplay on country music, Christian, AAA and adult contemporary radio. The song charted at #32 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart. "One Moment More" was the album's final single.

In 2004 Smith appeared at the long established Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK and received considerable praise. The Festival was broadcast nationally on BBC radio. Her 2007 UK tour has been postponed.

In October of 2006, Mindy released her first single from her second album, "Out Loud." The song was well received by AAA rock radio and CMT. The album, Long Island Shores, followed and was another critical success for Mindy. On January 10, 2007, she performed "Please Stay" on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

On October 1, 2007, Smith's website announced the release of a Christmas album, "My Christmas," to be released on the ninth of October.


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