Cameron James Smith on Live From The Backroom

Cameron James Smith (via

LUBBOCK – You can learn a lot about an artist based on the stickers on their guitar case.

In the few minutes before our interview began in the Lubbock studio, I discovered Cameron James Smith was a proud WT Buffalo (he graduated in 2020), that he was a gearhead (a Sweetwater sticker is always a dead giveaway) and that he is having the time of his life (his case is covered in stickers from fellow artists he’s had the chance to play with).

As I would come to discover, Cameron James Smith – whose new single ‘This Heart Belongs in Texas’ is helping him get recognized – has some deep ties to Floydada. His grandfather was the pastor of First Methodist Floydada in the late 70s and early 80s and his dad was a disc jockey at the station now known as 106.1 FLiP FM when he was in high school.

I also learned he prefers his water ice cold, as it should be.

Cameron James Smith, Live From The Backroom

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