When/Where: Sunday, June 8th, Chevy Riverfront Stage
Who: Rural troubadour who values truth in songwriting above all else — even if it includes calling out his hometown police department for a bogus arrest in the blistering "F--k the Po Po."
Why You Can't Miss Him: Smith's concerts blur the line between frat party and church revival, and his predominantly college-age crowd follows the Jefferson, Georgia, native as their guru. But Smith's jam-based acoustic music has broad appeal and its intelligent lyrics reflecting small-town life often spur self-reflection. See the coming-of-middle-age single "Ain't Going Out Tonight" and the live favorite "I Love Everyone" – a.k.a. "I Love Black People" — which Smith wrote as a rebuttal to a drunken bigoted fan.