John Lee Smith (born February 14, 1976), known by his stage name Big Smo, is an American country rap musician, songwriter, producer, and film director. After several independent and minor label releases, Smo’s major label debut studio album, Kuntry Livin’, was released in 2014 and charted on three Billboard charts. He is the subject of an eponymous reality television series on A&E that began in 2014.
John Lee Smith was born in San Diego, California, to mother Mary Jane Smith (née Barber) and father Carl Avery Smith. His father, who was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, died in 2007. His mother is his business manager.
Smith lives on his family farm, the “Kuntry Ranch”, in Unionville, Tennessee.