I released my first album, I Wanna Be The Man, in 2008. The album contained songs that I had written over many years, but the ideas, emotions and themes remained relevant to me. Since the release, I have had the opportunity to work with many other great musicians in a variety of ways, such as artist management, band member, songwriter, booking agent and more. These have been great experiences, however, I continued to write and record my own music. Songwriting is a form of mental illness because the ideas just pop into your head and you cannot control it. Then you feel the unshakable need to develop those ideas and turn them into complete songs. So, in 2014 I finally released my second album, American Dreams. The songs build on the themes of my first album with a little more maturity and experience. The music reflects a more Americana style, which fits the upbeat and encouraging lyrics. 

© 2014 by Cody Smith.