Valerie Smith LIVE from Bell Buckle
Get ready to tap your feet with Bell Buckle Bluegrass sensation Valerie Smith! Valerie and her family reside in Bell Buckle which is also home to her record label, Bell Buckle Records.
Valerie has been known as a country music artist with styles that range from bluegrass, blues, and gospel music. Artist Charlie Louvin became her mentor and made it possible for her to perform on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Valerie recorded her first project with the Grammy award winning composer, producer, instrumentalist, recording artist of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Alan O’Bryant. During the release of the album, “Patchwork Heart”, a song written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and performed by Smith, Red Clay Halo, would reach the Bluegrass Unlimited Radio Survey, Country Music and Americana reporting charts and remained on the list for five years. Because of the popularity and the longevity of the song, it was voted by the bluegrass community to be one of the top 60 songs of the decade. The song brought Smith to the attention of the media.
Valerie received two awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, for Recorded Event of the year, 2001, for Follow Me Back to the Fold and in 2006 for the compilation of Follow Me Back to the Well.
Stay tuned every Friday on the Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce social media pages for the Bell Buckle Masters Series. We have started making announcements about some of our stores’ re-opening and how that will be done. Be sure to check our social media pages for up to date information on store and restaurant hours!
And so for now, just enjoy our version of a down home style of being a master the Bell Buckle way!
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