Don Smythe


Country music singer, guitar musician, country promotions. A genuine true-blue Country advocate and supporter of New Zealand Country Music at all levels plus I help to promote local and overseas Country Music Artists and Country Music Radio stations worldwide.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

I am very passionate about Country Music. It is my way of life and I sing for others to enjoy.

What is your music dream?

To simply give others the enjoyment of listening to my music

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Try and get this world to live in peace and harmony.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

LOL, Can't remember as my memory ain't that crash hot

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, and Chet Atkins to name just a few

What inspires you to make music?

The joy of song, as it is the most universal language there is.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Just to feel the music the passion of the lyrics and hope they will evoke a memory or a time that means a lot to the listener

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Great, inspired to try and give them a good memorable showtime to look back on.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

It really is a harsh and demanding profession to be in especially to be recognised. The Music Industry is the only industry I know of that grossly underrates and underpays the actual value of the musician, singers, and artists who pay their bills.

What do you think of Drooble?

I've only just joined so I will see how it goes but looking pretty good so far.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Always being the last person to be paid their true value, that is if you even lucky enough to be paid at all in the first place

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, I am a keen advocate of the country music genre and I have 5 Facebook groups where I actively promote other Country Artists, Country Music Clubs in New Zealand and Country Music Radio Stations worldwide

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

To provide the best quality music, be professional, polite, courteous and proactive/responsive in your music promotions.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Glenn Sullivan Country Singer (N.Z.), Joy Adams Country Singer (N.Z.)