Valerie Smith Music

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike

Recording Vocal Artist, Producer, Videographer, Songwriter, Educator and owner of Bell Buckle Records


"Non-stop energy, passion included with a tremendous love for her audience."  

"Valerie has soul"

"Valerie Smith has developed her own sound, "ValGrass"...a fusion of bluegrass, roots, Americana, folk and country music." 

Valerie Smith is an award-winning Grassicana artist whose style is a mixture of bluegrass, country, and Americana music. NPR radio host Dave Higgs has noted, "She can be sassy, sultry, siren-like, sweet, smooth, soothing and smoldering---sometimes during the span of just one song!"

"From a Distance" has remained on the Bluegrass Today Grassicana, Folk and Bluegrass Today Charts for over 1 year!

Upcoming Music - 2 Projects! "Renaissance" and Multi-media "Maggie's Journal"

Valerie Smith, Public Figure, Musician

Valerie Smith

Short Bio

Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike have rocked the bluegrass world for over two decades with a string of national and international tours and critically acclaimed recordings. Liberty Pike (Wally Hughes dobro, fiddle, Lisa Kay Howard Hughes, mandolin, Joe Zauner banjo, guitar, Valerie Smith guitar, lead vocals and featuring legendary Hall-of-Famer Tom Gray on bass), are audience pleasers as well as passionate musicians. Valerie is an award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter who has appeared on various television shows, including Ronnie Reno's, the Bluegrass Underground, Song of the Mountains, PBS, and more. Her single "From a Distance" (featuring Claire Lynch and Irene Kelley) has remained on the Grassicana charts for a year. Valerie co-produced her upcoming album with Tim Carter (Renaissance - release June 2021). She has also written a Bluegrass-Folk opera based on her great grandmother's writings "Maggie's Journal" (release 2022). In addition to many upcoming tour dates, the band continues to create music released by Bell Buckle Records. 

Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike

Introducing "Liberty Pike"

Joe Zauner (Banjo, Guitar), Wally Hughes (Dobro, Fiddle, Vocals),

Tom Gray (Bass, Vocals)

 Valerie Smith (Vocals, Guitar), Lisa Kay Howard Hughes (Vocals, Mandolin)

  Award-Winning Entertainer, Educator, Recording Artist, and Singer/Songwriter

Where does the band name come from?