They say the only constant thing in life is change. While this is true for the most part, there is another thing in Lanita Smith’s life that remains unchanged—her love for music.
The singer and songwriter hails from Memphis, Tennessee. Exposed early to the captivating and beautiful world of music, the self-proclaimed little country girl has always dreamed of writing stories through songs.
The triple threat first shot to fame when she was declared the winner of the Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter 4 competition. Out of almost 16,000 submissions, her entry was hand-picked by none other than Grammy award-winning record producer Don Was.
This momentous victory has opened doors for the aspiring musician starting by having an EP produced by Don Was. In addition, Lanita Smith had the rare opportunity to make her debut performance on the famous late-night program Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Since then, the talented singer has widened her connections, and she eventually met her mentor, singer-songwriter Mozella, through the LA Chapter of The Recording Academy. On top of that, she has worked with other award-winning producers and artists, namely Rico Nasty, Ty Dolla $ign, Kanye West, Lil Rod, and Chance the Rapper.
Because of her passion, Lanita Smith was motivated to hone and improve her craft further. This impressive dedication, paired with her natural talent, has allowed her to accomplish great success in her musical career.
Aside from her dedication, what separates the impressive woman from the competition is her excellent vocals and piano expertise. Not only that, but she has a one-of-a-kind gift for storytelling that allows her to connect with her listeners and inspire them.
The inspiring artist is no stranger to hardships, and during her brush with hardship, she did not lose hope. Instead, she persevered and worked on becoming the best version of herself. As she has eloquently said, “Our struggles are what make us great. We all have obstacles along the way to reaching our full potential or greatness, but those come to make us stronger. For me, my music is meant to always bring people together.”
From her humble beginnings of singing in church to performing on stages around the world, Lanita Smith has proven that she has what it takes to become a star. As she continues to rise to the top of the music scene, the singer remains steadfast in her mission of staying authentic and true to herself. The multi-talented woman also continues to lend her help to fellow musicians when they are in need of her services.
In the foreseeable future, she sees herself creating music and songs that will touch the lives of millions of people. But, most importantly, she hopes that her story will motivate and encourage her listeners to never give up on themselves and their dreams. Learn more about Lanita Smith by visiting her official website and social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook. You can also listen to her latest single, “Holdin’ On,” through Apple Music and YouTube.