Monday, June 18, 2018 - 8:30am

Acclaimed singer/songwriter and Monument Recording Artist Caitlyn Smith has released a new single, “Contact High,” from her debut album Starfire, released earlier this year. The second single follows the title track from the LP and is impacting Triple A Radio now.
Smith “veers between…blues…showcasing some mammoth vocal power on ‘Contact High,’” said Rolling Stone Magazine.
“‘Contact High’ is one of my favorite songs on Starfire to perform live. I wrote it with dear friends, Sarah Buxton and Kate York,” said Smith. "We wanted to capture the feeling of being with that one person that makes you so happy you feel crazy...the intoxicating buzz of falling in love with someone new."

"When that person comes into your life, it messes you up in the best way," Smith added. "My husband Rollie and I have been married almost nine years and he still has the power to make me feel this way."  
Listen to “Contact High” here:
Smith recently wrapped her first-ever headlining Starfire Tour at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge. The twenty-four-date tour was in support of Starfire and took Smith across the country with stops in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago and Atlanta before wrapping to a sold-out Music City crowd. Following the headlining tour Smith hit the road with Grammy® Award winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for the summer leg of their Soul2Soul World Tour. Smith wraps her Soul2Soul run with the superstar duo this weekend in Duluth, Georgia.
“Smith’s performance revealed commanding dynamics, from the slow and spacious ‘Before You Called Me Baby’ to the giddier rumble of ‘Contact High,’” said the Lexington Herald Leader of Smith’s Soul2Soul appearance. “Topping that was a potent vocal wail that sounded like a rootsier version of what Hill unleashed later in the show. An impressive outing.”
Beginning July 15 Smith will open on select dates for Sheryl Crow and this fall she will join Amos Lee as opening act beginning Sept. 14.  
The Cannon Falls, Minnesota-native cut her teeth in the clubs of Minnesota’s Twin Cities where she discovered her love for songwriting and performing. That passion led her to Music City and years spent writing for other artists including James Bay, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, John Legend, and Meghan Trainor, before finding her own voice and expressing what she wanted to say as an artist in her own right. Rolling Stone (print) opined, “Her voice is as big and versatile as any of the Nashville stars she’s worked with.”
Because they come from such an honest place, Smith’s songs thrive whether accompanied by a full band or heard as an intimate, solo performance. Hailed as one of the ‘top female vocalists’ on Billboard’s SXSW 2017 Music Discovery, her performance style has landed her on stages at Lollapalooza, Americana, Austin City Limits Music Festival, the iconic Apollo Theatre, her first headlining tour and now opening for superstars like Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow. To find out if Smith will be playing in a city near youvisit
Starfire has received wide critical acclaim with New York Times' Jon Pareles tapping the album as the first full body of work for the coveted Critic's Pick, describing her voice as “lean and taut, with an insistent quaver and a hint of a sob, with glimmers of both the girl-next-door naturalism of Sheryl Crow and the wayward attack of Sia." 
Rolling Stone said the “powerhouse vocalist” has “emerged as next-level star on new album ‘Starfire,’” the “equal-parts gritty and gorgeous debut LP” that “veers between classic country (‘Tacoma’), pop (‘Don't Give Up on My Love’), blues (‘Contact High’) and gut-wrenching soul (‘East Side Restaurant’).” 
Paste also recognized the singer’s talent saying Starfire is a “stinging, superb debut album” where “‘Don’t Give Up On My Love’ swells with the dramatics of an Adele hit, and her ode to her old hometown of ‘St. Paul’ could slot right between Sam Smith and Khalid on a Top 40 playlist.”
Starfire is available everywhere now: Fans can also purchase the deluxe edition vinyl ofStarfire, online at Smith’s webstore or at Amazon. The vinyl features two unreleased tracks “Breakfast in the Afternoon” and “If I Didn’t Love You.”  
For more information on Caitlyn Smith, visit and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @caitlynsmith.
Upcoming Tour Dates with Sheryl Crow and Amos Lee
Sunday, July 15 – Hudson Gardens & Event Center, Littleton, Colorado (with Sheryl Crow)
Tuesday, July 17 – Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise, Idaho (with Sheryl Crow)
Wednesday, July 18 – Kettlehouse Amphitheater, Bonner, Montana (with Sheryl Crow)
Sunday, July 22 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville, Washington (with Sheryl Crow)
Tuesday, July 24 – Edgefield, Troutdale, Oregon (with Sheryl Crow)
Wednesday, July 25 – Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, Oregon (with Sheryl Crow)
Friday, August 24 – Lockn’ Festival, Arrington, Virginia*
Friday, September 14 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (with Amos Lee)
Saturday, September 15 – Festival at the Farm, Canton, MA (with Amos Lee)
Sunday, September 16 – Capital Theatre, Port Chester, NY (with Amos Lee)
Tuesday, September 18 – Lincoln Theater, Washington, DC (with Amos Lee)
Thursday, September 20 – Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series, Glen Allen, VA (with Amos Lee)
Friday, September 21 – Knight Theater, Charlotte, NC (with Amos Lee)
Saturday, September 22 – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Franklin, Tennessee*
Monday, September 24 – Heymann Center, Lafayette, LA (with Amos Lee)
Tuesday, September 25 – Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX (with Amos Lee)
Thursday, September 27 – Fox Tucson Theatre, Tuscson, AZ (with Amos Lee)
*Denotes dates that are not part of Sheryl Crow or Amos Lee tours