Born and raised in the Ohio River Valley, Tristen Smith’s musical roots run deep and wide. From a family of accomplished musicians ranging from country to off-broadway to jazz, Tristen has grown up on the stage as a performer and musician.
With influences as diverse as Buck Owens, KISS, Dwight Yokam and Aerosmith, Tristen has developed a unique country style showcasing his outstanding lead guitar, vocals and songwriting.
Tristen moved to Nashville, TN in 2010 to attend Belmont University and quickly caught the eye of Music Row’s executives after winning the school’s prestigious “Best of the Best” competition.
After signing a deal with Big Machine Music, Tristen further developed his songwriting and live performance. He has recently been in the studio recording music for his debut artist project.
Tristen is performing throughout the country both with his band and in some of Nashville’s signature “in the rounds.”
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