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A&E begins production on country series “Big Smo”

A&E Network is planning to get a little bit country with upcoming series Big Smo (working title, pictured), which features the titular "hick-hop" artist as he works to kick-start his music career.
March 3, 2014

A&E Network is planning to get a little bit country with upcoming series Big Smo (working title, pictured), which features the titular “hick-hop” artist as he works to kick-start his music career.

The 10 x 30-minute series will follow Big Smo (born John Smith) as he gears up to debut his first major-label album Kuntry Livin’ while balancing his duties as a son, partner and father. The artist – who just signed with Warner Bros. Records – is popular for his blend of┬ácountry, Southern rock and hip-hop.┬áThe series will show him on tour with his band, as well as home on his farm in Unionville, Tennessee.

Production has now begun on the show, the U.S. cable network said.

Big Smo is produced by Brownstone Entertainment. The company’s executive producers are Drew Brown and Bob Gillan, with Nicco Ardin serving as co-executive producer. A&E Network EPs include Drew Tappon, Dave Mace and Nicole Reed.

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