Father Smos Best #BigSmo Starring Real Big Smo on AETV Ep5 Recap

In the fifth episode of Big Smo, we learn more about Smo’s father and also get a deeper glimpse of Smo as a father to his two young daughters. Of course, no Big Smo episode is complete without some career-related goodness and, in episode five, the guys test out a new studio.

Just to recap Big Smo on A&E TV is a real life series following country rapper, Big Smo, as he takes his unique style of music to new heights with the support of lifelong friends, loyal fans, and his beloved family. It is a behind the scenes look at Country Rapper, King of Hick Hop Big Smo’s family, music, and rise to stardom. His music is Country fried rock rap otherwise know as HICK HOP.  It’s a sub-genre of Country Music with a twist of southern rock and roll delivered in a rap form.

Big Smo has a few nick names, the King of Hick Hop, King of the Country, Boss of the Stix, Hick Ross, Big Boss, The Big Smocephusbut call him what you want to call him, this is one of the first reality shows to come along in a long time where the star is authentic and I wouldn’t expect anything less from someone like Big Smo, who always tells it the way it is, especially through his music, and has a posse around him like manager Dan Nelson, singers Haden Carpenter and Alexander King as well as his beautiful other half Whitney, along with his Mama, children and kinfolk (the name he gives his fans).

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With Big Smo’s growing career, the guys are beginning to outgrow the small studio (also known as the Kuntry Kitchen “’cause it’s where we cook … the greatness comes out”) they have been working in for years. It’s cluttered with people, things, chicken wire??? Described as a “time capsule” by Haden, the twelve foot by eight foot room was a store from 1893 to about 1945. Admittedly, as much as they love the space and its history, the guys feel crammed. So, it only makes sense to look for a fancy new studio, equipped with everything they need to record and produce their music. However, when manager, Dan Nelson, chooses a new space, Smo and company can’t adjust to their surroundings. In order to make the space productive, the guys decide to Smo-ify it with decorations that fit their personalities.

While the studio hunt and redecorate is taking place, things are also cooking at home as Big Smo finds out that his daughter, Ameria, has a new boyfriend after his other daughter, Lanica, spills the beans. Smo seems to know something is going on with Ameria as he says he can’t get anything out of his “Napoleon Dynamite weirdo.” He then turns to Lanica, who is a lot more forthcoming, especially with her sister’s life events, for some insight. Lanica asks her father, “did you know she had a boyfriend?” A shocked Smo responds “you have a what?” And the interrogation begins. Smo wants to know all about “this kid.” Rattling off a list of stereotypes and other potential hobbies, Ameria retreats and repeats “I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.” To get a better feel for his daughter’s new main squeeze, Smo takes on the job of sketch artist and draws what he thinks Ameria’s tall, brown-eyed, small-nosed, zombie book reading boyfriend looks like.

Smo doesn’t have to wait very long to put a face with a name (Jonathan Blake Shelton), as Ameria invites him over to meet the parents. A nervous Jonathan comes to the Smo household for dinner and Smo describes him as a “squirrel in the road with the headlights.” Wouldn’t YOU be terrified if you came to Big Smo’s house, met him, and had cameras everywhere?! Smo then whips out a list (I’m still wondering why he didn’t bother shining a light in the poor kid’s face for the interrogation!) asking him about his favorite Rick Ross song, whether he’s allergic to peanuts, what his credit score is, and his favorite brand camouflage. Big Smo declared that he “had a great time” torturing the young man attempting to court his daughter. Obviously Jonathan Blake Shelton passed the Smo test, as the end of the episode shows Ameria out for pizza with her other half … with Smo and Whitney just a few tables away!

Make sure you check out Big Smo’s new album “Kuntry Livin‘” available at Walmart and on iTunes.

Check your local listings to catch episode 3 on A&E TV, or you can get it on demand right here.

“You can tell when something’s real,” says the man known simply as Big Smo. “You can tell when it’s true. And I think what’s made us successful and gotten us this far is that we’re just real people, down-home country folk who really love to make music. People see that.”

Word of mouth, charged by the Internet, meant Smo could count his YouTube views in the millions before he talked to a record label. Low-budget videos showcasing his 32-acre farm, which has been passed down for generations, is his home base HQ. Homegrown in Tennessee, the self-proclaimed Boss of the Stix seamlessly weaves his work and play, his lifestyle and music on that farm, as compellingly as he weaves country, rock and hip-hop together.

His loyal fans – who he affectionately calls his Kinfoke – had better get ready to share Big Smo with an even larger audience.

​The reason begins with the release of his major-label debut (June 3 on Warner Bros. records), titled Kuntry Livin’, a 13-song look inside the mind and music of one of the world’s true originals. Followed by a debut of an A&E original series centered on the country rapper, and it’s obvious this larger-than-life Tennessean has entered new territory – with every bit of the edge that brought him here.

Order Big Smo’s Kountry Livin on itunes!

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Author: Jessica Northey

Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat. It all started with a hunch...back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.) I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.

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