Corey Smith really finds ‘Gettin’ Is Good’ ahead of Carolina Country Music Fest

The gettin’ has gotten more than good this month for Corey Smith, who will strap on his guitar to perform at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach.

Calling Wednesday morning after a fishing outing, the singer-songwriter in country, rock and blues spoke of the joys June will bring. He will play June 13 at the CMA Fest in Nashville, Tenn., as well as the Grand Ole Opry on June 23, the day Sugar Hill Records releases his 10th CD, “While the Gettin’ Is Good.” The video for “Feet Wet,” the first single from the 12-song album, also will premiere next week.

Smith credits Keith Stegall, a producer who has worked with country titans such as Charley Pride, George Strait, Randy Travis, Steve Wariner, and fellow Georgia natives Alan Jackson and the Zac Brown Band, for guidance and a road turn because it had been “three to four years since I put out a full-blown studio album.”