Terry R Smith
Class of 1978
Serving as an Executive for organizations from the early 1980s to the mid 90Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½s; he has been at the helm of higher educational organizations, executive management, managing 50 full-time employees; handling millions of dollars in revenue, and assets.
In 1985, Doc began consulting young entertainers in the country music industry. He produced his first live show in 1986 for an organization & their annual banquets. The shows went so well, he produced other Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½bashesÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ six years running, and every production was a sold out success.
Doc has been around the music business since 1974 as a young teenager under the leadership of his father. Doc was born & raised at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg Va & graduated from E C Glass High School in 1978, going on to graduate with his first degree at LU in 1982.
In 1985, he Co-produce his first album project with Russell Easter of the Easter Brothers. In 1997 after emceeing a local showcase for about a year he decided to open his own Country Music Showcase in Louisville and called it the NewStar Country Palace, under the NewStar Productions Inc. The showcase was a unique country music club with dance floor and was set as a Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½BransonÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ showcase entertainment complex. He showcased as many young musicians as possible every week, along with veterans of the business. NewStar closed due to the fact he wanted to take it to the next level of a full scale night club and zoning would have prohibit the move. During that tenure he shared the stage and produced shows that had the likes of: Jack Greene, Narvel Felts, Rhet Atkins, Connie Smith, and other Country stars.
In 2000 he formed the WiseSmith Enterprise Management Group with Cathy Lynn, a 40-year accomplished Artist herself. Giving the WiseSmith Group an edge with Doc at the helm of Artist Management/Producing, Cathy Lynn VP working the
A & R circuit looking for fresh new talent to work with, along with a group of music industry professional that takes care of the ArtistÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s personal, financial, and development needs at the on set of their career.
Doc has long worked with new talent in the studio to produce and help guide them in the right direction for success. He has developed and produced many artists in their development stage, then sitting them on the right course for success in their music career. To his credit Doc is a vital part of the Local Music Scenes in the Independent Music Industry, & has produced some of the largest productions in the region.
In 2002 WiseSmith signed the Group Chamberflow (formerly eclectic), and he set out once again to take a group raw and undeveloped, put them in the studio and produced an album project that would prove very successful in the region. Chamberflow was being played on over 200 radio stations nationwide, and charting in three markets, their single Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½breatheÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ was in the top 5 most requested songs on WLRS 16 weeks running, & they have performed as the headlining Artist at 4th Street Live before an audience of over 12,000 people.
They have been added to two National compilation CDÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s, they are being featured on the WB network for a comedy special for Rascals Comedy Club, produced by Chuck, and Craig Olmstead, and they where nominated and won the Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Best Rock & Best Original Rock Band by the Leo Choice Readers Award for 2004-2005. Chamberflow in 2005 and 2006 has been asked by BMB productions and 4th Street Live TV show to be their featured Artist for a 30 minute Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Louisville LiveÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ special.
WiseSmith under his direction has teamed up with an up & coming CMA Country Music Recording Artist, Dan Varner, R & B Artist SoulRiverBrown, Nashville Recording Artist Chelsea Field & country band LiveWire
He has produced his own local Music TV & Radio talk shows and showcase, has appeared on several TV shows as a leader in the local music scene, co-produced the Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½motherÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ of all Music Festivals Rock N Ride Music Festival at Six Flags KY Kingdom with over 200 acts, & over 38,000 people in attendance. He provided all of the opening acts for 4th Street Live during their 2004, 2005 & now 2006 Country Concert series with National Acts such as: Andy Griggs, Blake Shelton, Kelly Coffey, Earl Thomas Conley, & Joe Diffy, Mark Chestnut, Buddy Jewell, & many others; with the attendance ranging from 5,000 to 30,000 on 4th Street Live.
Through the years he has prided himself on knowing how to get the music industry people to take notice of local & regional acts while getting the Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½heavy hittersÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ involved in the local music scene. His network of players in the industry have a deep respect for his accomplishments, & his no nonsense approach of making things happen for original Artist.
In 2008-2009 Doc joined forces with other major players like CEO of Breakout Entertainment Jay Welker, Michael Stollaire CEO of Eutopia Entertainment Alliance, & CEO Tyler Morrison of Liquid Sound Studios & Records to form what is known as "THE NATIONAL MUSIC MAFIA" The group uses the "mafia angle" because by it's very definition this is what they do, "... a close knit group of trusted associates". Now the group sees it's expansion gaining ground from the west coast to the east coast.
He has been a public speaker since the age of 18, & holds 4 earned degrees to his credit; Associate, Bachelors, Masters, and a PHD. His business experience crosses the business lines of non-profit (Higher Education) organizations, to the Profit business community, and well respected in both arenas. He has held positions as Executive Management, Executive Divisional Manager, & Owner/President of two Music Companies, NewStar Productions, & WiseSmith Management Group.
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