Caitlyn Smith has written a number of songs that have become hits for other country music singers, and many music critics in the Nashville music scene are predicting stardom for the Cannon Falls native.

Smith will be a guest on today's KDHL AM Minnesota program. The show begins at 9:30AM and she will probably join us during the show via telephone.

Shepherd's Center of the Cannon Valley Executive Director Rod Johnson will be joining me in studio for the show and will explain everything the Shepherd's Center does.

Smith will be performing a benefit concert for the Shepherd's Center next Saturday night in the Cannon Falls High School Auditorium.

There are still some tickets available, but if you want to go I would gobble them up soon for the Thanksgiving weekend benefit because the last time Smith performed it was a sellout and there were some bummed people because they couldn't attend the concert.

Smith has invited a fellow native Minnesotan to open for her next Saturday night. Laura Nicholson is from Eagan and will start the fun in Cannon Falls next weekend.

Doors open at 6PM with the show starting at 7PM. There really are no bad seats in the Cannon Falls High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at Scofield Drug or the Shepherd's Center in Cannon Falls and are $35 each. They are also available online at

Rolling Stone magazine said Caitlyn is "the most versatile honky-tonk singer you've ever heard. A virtuoso vocalist capable of torch, twang and a whisper-to-a-scream range!"

CMT said, "In a time when everything is big, fast and bombastic, it's rare to find an artist who can hush a room with just the power of her voice or the will of her pen."

Southern Living said Caitlyn is, "The voice everyone in Nashville is talking about!"

Recently the Cannon Falls native debuted on the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

If you can't listen at 9:30AM, you can watch the show on our YouTube channel:

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