‘Big Smo’ to Premiere on A&E in June
Country rapper Big Smo is getting his own reality TV show. A&E will premiere 'Big Smo,' an original series that follows the Tennessee native's rise to stardom, on June 11.
The TV series will show both Big Smo's professional accomplishments -- including the release of his debut album, 'Kuntry Livin,'' on Warner Brothers Records, working with Darius Rucker, visiting radio stations all over the country, and getting a brand-new tour bus -- as well as his personal struggles, as he finds a balance between his career and time at home with his family, including his two young daughters.
Big Smo's path to stardom began by posting videos of his authentic blend of rap, country and southern rock on YouTube, where his views quickly exceeded 16 million.
"YouTube became the place for seeing what was happening," he explains, "so we took advantage to get what we were doing out there to the world."
Poised to soon become a household name, the rapper insists fame won't change him or his music.
"You can tell when something's real," he maintains. "You can tell when it's true. And I think what's made us successful and gotten us this far is that we're just real people, down-home country folk who really love to make music. People see that."
Big Smo will return for the second year to perform at Nashville's annual CMA Music Fest. 'Big Smo' will premiere on Wednesday, June 11, at 10:30PM ET.
Pre-order 'Kuntry Livin'' here.