This is pretty cool.
Corey Smith, rising country star and huge indy star, has posted a video journal. He shares his songwriting process with his fans. It’s great insight into how an artist goes through the motions of putting music and lyrics together.
Check it out and listen to Flyin’ High and Feelin’ Low by Corey Smith…
Flyin’ High and Feelin’ Low – Corey Smith
That’s a pretty long video. Hopefully you made it through it all. I find it very interesting. Corey goes through the entire story of where the inspiration for Flyin’ High and Feelin’ Low came from. It’s interesting to know how something that happened to him one weekend with his family could turn into the lyrics for a song.
That’s what country music is to me – stories. It’s the stories of real life that make country great. Great artists and songwriters like Corey Smith are able to take the stories everybody is going through and can turn it into a song. Those are the songs that make us all feel certain emotions – happiness, loneliness, excitement. That’s why we listen to country music.
As for the song – Flyin’ High and Feelin’ Low – is great. It’s about Corey leaving town to play a few shows and to talk to some radio personalities. Corey had to leave his sick son at home after a fun weekend with the family. He was sad to leave his family especially with his son feeling down. Yet Corey was bumped to First Class on the plane and things were going well.
It was a mixture of emotions.
And if you’ve lived a little bit you know this happens sometimes. At the best of times things can go bad and even at the worst of times we find something hopeful.
That’s just how life goes.
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