Friday, February 25, 2011


Columbia Nashville Recording Artist Joanna Smith to Sing National Anthem at OVC Basketball Tournament
Championship Game

February 23, 2011                                  For Immediate Release                   

NASHVILLETenn. – Columbia Nashville recording artist Joanna Smith will sing the National Anthem at the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship game on March 5 at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville,Tenn.

Smith’s performance will be prior to the men’s championship game which will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. CT. That game concludes the four days of games being played at the 2011 OVC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship.

Smith hit the airwaves with a new single, “Georgia Mud,” which she wrote, using her native Georgia as the backdrop. She was recently named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Artists To Watch In 2011,” as well as “One To Watch in 2011” by Roughstock.com and one of the “New Faces On The Music Scene” by Variety Magazine.
The single has already received rave reviews from music critics such as MusicRow Magazine’s Robert Oermann who praises that it is “sweetly romantic, with a cool, crunchy backbeat and a vocal performance with a built-in smile.” Roughstock.com adds, “’Georgia Mud’ is nothing short of charming - rich, and layered with shades of emotion.”
The new song is from her forthcoming debut album, of which she wrote all but one song. Fans can hear and purchase “Georgia Mud” online immediately here: http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/joanna-smith/georgia-mud/details/5742760.
You can find out more information on Joanna by logging onto her official site at http://www.joannasmithofficial.com.

For more information on the OVC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship, including ticket pricing, log onto the Conference’s official website at http://www.OVCSports.com.

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