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Overcoming Adversity - To The Stars Through Difficulty

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Melinda will be interviewing local artist Shevy Smith this week, an amazing talent and "empowerment leader" in her own right...

Ad Astra Per AsperaShevy Smith knows this saying by heart ; after all, she recited this Sunflower-State motto countless times as a child growing up on her family's remote Kansas farm. To the stars through difficulty- that was the translation. It was a rallying cry for hope; a summation of the struggles of Kansan's westward expansion. For Smith however, only recently did it take on a much more personal meaning: after enduring years of turmoil--both physical and emotional-- the 28-year-old singer/songwriter, who felt it only natural to title her latest album-- a stunning collection of country-rock charmers tempered by a bluesy aftertaste-- after this age-old phrase, has finally cooked up a batch of songs she always knew was deep within her.  Says the singer of her expansive new album, "It brought me back to life as an artist."

 

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