Average Joe’s recording artist Corey Smith felt right at home at Billy Bob’s Fort Worth in Texas last night. It was his first-ever show at the legendary venue, and he played to an energetic crowd of over 2,500 fans. One of the fans in attendance was Bull Riding champion Tuff Hedeman, who Corey describes as “one of the baddest guys who’s ever lived.” Tuff offered Corey his cowboy hat, which was the real highlight of the night for the singer:
“When Tuff Hedeman offers you a cowboy hat, you take it,” Smith says of receiving his first ever cowboy hat. “It was quite an honor,” and a gesture Smith won’t soon forget. He hopes to pass the treasure down to his sons one day. “The night was everything I dreamed it would be and then so much more.”
During his time on the road, Corey has been keeping up with an online video journal to help him remember this point in his life and career. The latest v-log showcases his new song “Bend,” which was written backstage and performed at Billy Bob’s. To watch the video click HERE.