We use cookies to customize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze traffic to our site. We also share information about your use of our site with our trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners. Read more.

    Arthur Smith

    Become fan 0 Rate 0 Like & Share
    Genre:Blues, Rock & Roll
    Rank: history »
    /5 from 0 users

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Guitar Boogie lyrics
    2Over The Rainbow lyrics
    Pickin On' Southern Rock feat. Don Reno and Arthur Smith
    3After You've Gone lyrics
    4Lovesick Blues lyrics
    5The Sheik Of Araby lyrics
    6In The Good Old Summertime lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Guitar Boogie [2007]


    Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith was an American country multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass & trumpet), born on April 1, 1921 in Clinton, South Carolina & dead on April 3, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
    Not to be confused with "Fiddlin' Arthur Smith".

    His first group was the Carolina Crackerjacks (later called Arthur Smith And His Cracker-Jacks), a Dixieland combo which he formed with his brothers Sonny and Ralph. Arthur then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and joined the WBT Carolina Barndance live radio show and became an occasional member of the WBT Briarhoppers band. After WWII and leaving the Navy, Arthur returned to WBT and got his own show called Carolina Calling and in 1951, he got his own TV show on WBTV called The Arthur Smith Show, the first national country music show; it ran for 32 years in 90 markets nationwide.

    Smith opened and ran the first recording studio in Charlotte, where he produced radio shows for Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Richard Petty, James Brown, George Beverly Shea and evangelist Billy Graham, as well as his own show Top of the Morning when ran for 29 years. He later produced television shows for Graham and Cash too.

    Smith has won the following awards.
    BMI Song of the Year Award 1973 for Dueling Banjos
    Grammy (Original Writter) - Dueling Banjos (1973)
    Council on International Nontheatrical Events - Golden Eagle Award (1980)
    The Gold Squirrel Award (Grand Prize – First Prize) Festival International Film & Adventura, Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy (1981)
    International Real Life Adventure Film Festival, 1st Place Award (1981)
    State of North Carolina Order of The Long Leaf Pine (1984)
    Southeast Tourism Society Award (1985)
    American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award (1986)
    Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Special Citation of Achievement (over 1 million broadcast performances of original compositions)
    The Broadcasters Hall of Fame – North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (1990)
    South Carolina Broadcasters Association (2006)
    South Carolina Hall of Fame (1998)
    North Carolina Folk Heritage Award (1998)
    North Carolina Award (2001)
    Legends Award – Western Film Festival 2003
    Lifetime Achievement Award - South Carolina Broadcasters Association (2006)
    BMI Legendary Songwriter Award (2006)

    Pictures (2)

    Arthur SmithArthur Smith

    Fans (0)

    no fans

    Similar Artists

    The Black KeysBuddy HollyChuck BerryConnie FrancisBobby DarinImelda MayStray CatsGhost Of The RobotBrian Setzer (Orchestra)Wig WamThe KingsmenAlbert KingThe ArchiesEl TriJ.J. Cale show more (16-31 of 60)

    More artists

    • popular on LSI
    • new on LSI


    Facebook (0) LetsSingIt (0)