Cal Smith

Cal Smith

Cal Smith


Top Songs

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Country Bumpkin
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Drinking Champagne
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The Lord Knows I'm Drinking
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It's Time To Pay The Fiddler
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Between Lust and Watching T.V.


  • American Portraits: Cal Smith

    Jul 2020 • 10 songs

  • Highlights of Cal Smith

    May 2017 • 10 songs

  • Cal Smith

    Oct 2011 • 10 songs

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  • Biography

    Singer Cal Smith emerged from Ernest Tubb's band and enjoyed several hits of his own between the late '60s and mid-'70s. His best-known song was the sentimental "Country Bumpkin," but his gritty baritone voice was equally suited to more acid material such as "The Lord Knows I'm Drinking," a sharp denunciation of small-town religious self-righteousness. Smith was born Calvin Grant Shofner in Oklahoma but grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. A guitar player since childhood, he spent time with rodeo performers as a teen and began to think about a show-business career. With the ...

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