Corey Smith is an Americana singer and guitarist.
Smith grew up in Jackson County. Because of his proximity to the University of Georgia, Smith visited the college town of Athens, Georgia regularly. Smith originally attended Gainesville State College before transferring to the University of West Georgia to be with his current wife. She would eventually attend the University of Georgia alongside Smith.
At the University of Georgia, he majored in Social Studies education. He continued to write songs and play for his friends at parties. Corey’s music became popular amongst his peers and his students. He taught world geography, world history and guitar at North Gwinnett High School in Gwinnett County Georgia before deciding to pursue music full-time at the age of 28.