Mindy Smith Is A Country Christmas Singer

December 15, 2007

Meet Mindy Smith, a country singer who has a new Christmas album out. See her biography, photos, and video here.

Mindy Smith performed this morning on CBS’s Second Cup Cafe stage. Her new Christmas album, “My Holiday”, is getting rave reviews.

Mindy Smith Biography

As a biography, Mindy Smith was born on June 1, 1972 in Long Island, New York, so her age is 35. She was adopted at birth by a pastor and his wife. She has two sisters and a brother.

Mindy began singing at a very early age, but she was never encouraged by music instructors. She was made fun of for singing along to adult contemporary music in her Studio in Art class. But after her mother died from cancer in 1991, Mindy moved to Knoxville, Tennessee with her father, and then on to Nashville to pursue music. When she first started performing, she didn’t even play the guitar, singing everything a cappella.

Smith won the 2000 Tin Pan South writers contest and signed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music in 2001. However, her big break came in 2003 when she was asked to perform on a Dolly Parton tribute album called “Just Because I’m A Woman”. She sang Parton’s “Jolene” for the compilation. In 2004, Mindy released her debut album called “One Moment More”.

Mindy is now a respected singer-songwriter who has built a career on her own terms, without music-industry interference. Her latest CD is Christmas album, a collection of 11 original, acoustic holiday-inspired songs. Mindy says,

“I don’t really remember a lot of the gifts that I got. What I remember is the family experience, and how much fun we had. I remember at the end of the day, just being worn out from all the excitement and anticipation.�?

Fans and critics alike are loving the holiday CD, with one saying,

“It would be challenging to find a sweeter voice for a seasonal album than Mindy Smith on ‘My Holiday'”….

I think her voice is amazing, like Alison Krauss, but a little tougher. Check out her songs after the jump.

See photos and video of Mindy Smith .

“Jolene” Video – Mindy Smith

Hear all the songs from Mindy’s new album here.

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