Who is Lance Smith?
Lance Smith is an American actor and media personality, who, for eight years, was the host of CMT's Top Twenty Countdown. He is also the author of the children's book, The Old Man and the Cat."
Smith had also hosted CMT's short-lived series "Got Me In With The Band," and a plethora of other various CMT specials, including award pre-shows and CMT's Spring Break concert specials.
Lance Smith was born David Lance Smith in Alabama on September 27, 1978. He moved all over as a child, but settled in Franklin, Tennessee.
Smith's interest in acting was first evident in church with a performance in "The Passion Play," that gave him an audience of thousands of people.
Soon after high school graduation, Smith moved from his home of Franklin, Tennessee to Los Angeles, eventually becoming an extra on many television sitcoms. He then landed acting roles in country music-related jobs, which would foreshadow his Country Music Television career, starring in a trio of country music videos, with two featuring him as the lead male. Then he landed an audition with some country music superstars.
Smith landed a six-month job as a host for The Dixie Chicks' "Fly" tour, along with Nathan Blackburn on MTV's The Real World, entertaining tens of thousands of people each night between acts.
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