You have heard about a cat being stuck in a tree? Well this story takes the cake! A family favorite song about our pet turtle and the local FD.
SING ME A COUNTRY SONG
A song written nearly 5 decades ago… by a 2009 CMA Award Winning Radio Presenter. The Smith Sisters heard it and knew they had to record it. As they said “It’s right up their alley!” Have a listen and you will see why…
JESUS LOVES ME
A church standard which happens to be the first song Kelli ever performed live at the age of 4. This is a modern day bluegrass version featuring Nashville musicians Wanda Vick, Bill Hullett and Dave Roe. Written by: Anna Bartlett Warner
Smith Sisters and the Sunday Drivers are an Americana, Country & Bluegrass Duo located in Orange County, California.
Sisters Kelli & Wendi Smith formed Smith Sisters and the Sunday Drivers in 2016 but have been performing together their entire lives.
Their FAMILY FRIENDLY Americana style combines Story Telling with a pure sound that engages all audiences.
The Smith Sisters have appeared on television… most recently on “iTV Tyne Tees” (out of the United Kingdom) they have also appeared on “Good Day Sacramento” in Sacramento, California. In addition, the Smith Sisters music have been featured on numerous syndicated radio shows including most recently Uncle Floyd Garage Sale Music on WFDU-FM 89.1 and the Listeners Lounge; also Lyons Radio Network on iHeart Radio.
The sisters have charted on the radio numerous times in their musical career with the most recent being their latest release “Sing Me A Country Song” appearing at #1 the 1st week of it’s release according to Spinitron.
Some notable live performances include Kjazz Summer Concert Series with host and radio personality Bubba Jackson, Downtown Disney at Disneyland, The Ritz Carlton Resort, The NAMM Show, the renowned Sky Room, numerous festivals and summer concerts throughout California.
The Smith Sister’s also write and record music and radio jingles which have be picked up and played regularly on radio stations across the world. Their music is meant for radio and at last count they were being played on airwaves in 193 countries!
“BARNABUS” is a funny and playful song about their families pet turtle (a tortoise actually) who received fame… but not from his name!
“AROUND THE BEND” is an upbeat feel good tune… a song that is full of hope during a time when hope is needed!
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS…
The Smith Sisters make music that tells beautiful stories that touch your heart with the tracks If You Love Me, Pennies On the Ground, I Could Quit You In A Minute, Face To Face, I Wanna Be A Star In Heaven, and By His Grace. I was quite impressed with the vocals and harmonies on this album as well as their performance and how it was written and recorded. If you are a bluegrass fan as I am, you will definitely want to add this album to your music library. I am looking forward to hearing more from this amazing duo. – Oasis Entertainment
“Gives us a new sound in bluegrass to listen to… thank you!”– Jerry Eicher, Ol’ Hippie Bluegrass Show
“Love Momma! Been dancing around the garden outside my studio on a glorious sunny afternoon in Scotland.” – The Music Machine Scotland, Mark Waters
These ladies have put together a collection of songs that are true and dear to their hearts, songs full of real life stories and life lessons learned. Songs of love for their family and songs that will bring a smile to your face! Enjoy!”– Hulda Quebe (of “The Quebe Sisters”)
Smith Sisters have always given us sweet harmony and often sentimental songs. “Face To Face” is a new offering from them giving waltz style ‘country comfort’ to anyone who has lost a family member. Its gentle styling, clean believable vocals, musicianship and delivery all add to a great song. – Brian Clough, CMA International Broadcaster of the Year 2009 – The American Connection Country Music Show (UK)
“In a song like Face to Face by the Smith Sisters, Father’s Day is illustrated in love with beautiful original lyrics, tight delivery, and the band’s classic styled Country Music musicianship. Their late Dad’s lingering love is united with them (Kelli & Wendi) through well crafted verses, harmony and sincerity within this recording. The lucid dream scenario in this song of seeing their father and holding his hand, gives us who are listening the assurance that they will all be together again in the next life. “Face to Face” by the Smith Sisters is a country song that could perhaps easily be licensed for an A-lister like Emmy Lou Harris or Dolly Parton.” Grade: A+ – Steve Cool Beans Pullara, GRAMMY® Recipient Producer, Twice Nominated and Multi-Award Winning Recording Artist & Producer
The Smith Sisters have some of the sweetest voices you’ll ever hear. – Brent Fischer, Grammy®-winning Producer, Arranger (Michael Jackson, D’Angelo, Prince)
“This is possibly the freshest, invorgorating version of “Jesus Loves Me” that I have ever heard. Thank you for sharing it with me. I love it and have already archived the MP3.” Ron Oates, Pianist, Keyboardist, Arranger, Songwriter, Composer
“The Smith Sisters and The Sunday Drivers deliver another fresh, uplifting song celebrating the heart and soul of our American heritage. From the very beginning, the song tells a story while the music sings to the heart. This is a Twenty-first century Bluegrass with a kiss of country.” – Steven Jones, Owner/Operator Rocking the Valley Podcast – Lehigh, PA
“Finally Someone does a definitive version of Jesus Loves Me! I’m so happy to hear this. I have played it five or six times and I always bump it up for the solos to hear the banjo and fiddle. Thanks for sharing this with the world!” –Steven McClintock, Music Producer, 37 Records
Contact Smith Sisters and The Sunday Drivers:
PO Box 2086, Mission Viejo, CA 92690