Friday, May 11, 2018 - 11:45am

Acclaimed singer/songwriter and Monument Recording Artist Caitlyn Smithwrapped her first-ever headlining Starfire Tour last night at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge. The twenty-four-date tour 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.
Michigan Daily said of Smith’s recent performance at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Mich., “When the next big thing is in front of you, you sit up and take notice. That’s the effect Caitlyn Smith has on a room: She demands your undivided attention.”

The tour was in support of Smith’s debut album Starfire, released earlier this year on Monument Records. 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.”
In a walk up to the show Smith shared with the Tennessean, “I couldn’t think of a better place to close out my first headlining tour than Nashville. It feels good to be home. It’s been a minute since I’ve played a show here with my band, and we're so grateful and excited that we have a sold-out crowd to finish off this tour.”
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 and now her first headlining tour.
Smith will join Grammy® Award winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for the summer leg of their Soul2Soul World Tour. She will serve as opening act from the tour kick-off date – May 31 in Richmond, Virginia until June 23 in Duluth, Georgia.
Smith has also been tapped by Sheryl Crow to open on select tour dates this summer beginning July 15.
To find out if Smith will be playing in a city near you, visit
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: 
Last month a deluxe edition vinyl of Starfire was released featuring two unreleased tracks “Breakfast in the Afternoon” and “If I Didn’t Love You.” Fans can check their local independent record store to see if Starfireis available.
The title track from the album is Smith’s current single. Her second single, “Contact High,” will impact Triple A Radio in June.  
For more information on Caitlyn Smith, visit and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @caitlynsmith.
Upcoming Tour Dates with Soul2Soul the World Tour and Sheryl Crow
Friday, May 25 – BottleRock Festival, Napa, California*
Thursday, May 31 – Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Friday, June 1 – Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Saturday, June 2 – Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Tuesday, June 5 – Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, Maryland (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Thursday, June 7 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Friday, June 8 – Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Saturday, June 9 – Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Tuesday, June 12 – Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Thursday, June 14 – NYCB Live Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Friday, June 15 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Saturday, June 16 – NHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Friday, June 22 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
Saturday, June 23 – Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Georgia (Soul2Soul the World Tour)
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*
Saturday, September 22 – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Franklin, Tennessee*

*Denotes dates that are not part of Soul2Soul or Sheryl Crow tours