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Corey Smith 

Thursday, February 14, at House of Blues' Cambridge Room.

Corey Smith is a 29-year-old singer-songwriter from Georgia who holds the distinction of being one of MySpace's most popular unsigned artists. He sold 500,000 songs online, even though most of them could be downloaded for free. Needless to say, he has a lot of "friends." Smith writes about things like church, home, college football, and growing up. Smith is currently ranked as MySpace's No. 1 country artist. But he bristles at the distinction. "This pop, sugarcoated bullshit, it's not country music," he says. "I want to represent the ideals that are at my core. I don't think I could be content wearing a fucking cowboy hat because somebody paid me money to do it."

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