The Travis Smith Project -
The Travis Smith Project has been featured on the Your Carolina television program and taken to the stage throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, including at Fall for Greenville (SC), Bele Chere (Ashville, NC), and The Cherry Blossom Festival (Macon, GA).
It's easy to see why Travis Smith began a musical project of The Travis Smith Project (featuring Travis Smith-Guitar/Piano/Vocals Tyson Rothrock-Drums Tyler Derrick Phillips-Guitar Daniel Everett Stepp-Bass). Growing up in the small town of Woodruff, S.C., he was introduced into the craft at 3 years old, inspired by the legendary hits of Stevie Wonder and other Motown classics. By the time he reached the age of 6, he had already begun to play piano and started singing at Lower Shady Grove Baptist Church.
He continued to learn about music throughout his childhood and became a drum major for the Woodruff High School Marching Cadets; winning three trophies of Best Drum Major during high school. His velvety voice also won him an award for Best Male Vocalist at the L. Water's Talent Show in 2005. He was the opener for Six-time Stellar Award-winner and Grammy Award Winner gospel recording artist Vashawn Mitchell's ("Nobody Greater") at Spartanburg,SC Spring Fling 2013. In The Fall of 2019, he opened for Blues Legend Mac Arnold & A Plate Full O' Blues.
Smith continued to expand his depth in college as he was repeatedly cast in plays and performed with school's choral groups. He credits his family and friends for helping in establishing the Travis Smith Project, and influencing his songwriting.
Smith's first album "Childhood" was released in 2009, "Thinking of You" released 2013 and his latest release, "Travis Smith" released 2017.