PLAY THAT COUNTRY MUSIC WHITE BOY!

PLAY THAT COUNTRY MUSIC WHITE BOY!
Big Smo performs at the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza on Friday, June 6 during the 2014 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville. Photo: Kayla Schoen / CMA

Big Smo performs at the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza on Friday, June 6 during the 2014 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville. Photo: Kayla Schoen / CMA

“Play that Country Music white boy and let that Country Music take your soul.”

Big Smo’s rendition of Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music White Boy” was a treat for CMA fans as he took the CMA Fest Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena on Friday

Smo has caused a lot of commotion in Country Music. The self-proclaimed “Boss of the Stix” cross-pollinates rock, hip-hop and Country to form one genre. Smo is not afraid to step out of the box with a hybrid sound that’s refreshing, unique and a lot of fun to experience in concert.

Fans of all ages at the Bud Light Stage jumped to the beat as Smo and his band made sure that the audience knew who they, where they’re from, how they like to do things and that that none of that would change.

Smo’s lyrics illuminate the lifestyle of small-town Tennessee living, as he demonstrated in delivering “Kickin’ It In Tennessee”: “Right around the corner there’s a perfect place for you and me./We all call it home but you can call it Tennessee.”

Thoroughly welcoming fans to his vision of life in the country, Smo asked, “How do y’all feel about moonshine?” before beginning his rendition of the Temptations’ legendary “My Girl.” Changing the word “sunshine” to “moonshine,” he invited onlookers to explore the territory of making and drinking moonshine.

By addressing the audience as “kin folk,” Smo helped hundreds of attendees from all over the world to feel right at home. This term exemplifies the simplicity and familiarity of the bond he builds with his fans.