Christine is a singer/songwriter /musician from Ontario Canada. Christine’s original songwriting combined with the original musicianship of friend Paul Atkinson has won a number of national and international bluegrass awards.
- Bluegrass Song Writer of the Year / Virginia 2012
- Bluegrass Song Writer of the Year and Album of the Year / National Finals in Tennessee in 2012
- Bluegrass Song Writer of the Year and Bluegrass Video of the Year / Virginia Finals 2013
- Received 11 awards in 2014 with Paul Atkinson from NACMAI at the national finals in Tennessee including Bluegrass Album of the Year, Bluegrass Song Writer of the Year, Bluegrass video of the Year
Christine has written since she was about 14 years old as well as playing guitar and mandolin. She presently has two original albums which she has recorded and released with her friend and fellow musician Paul Atkinson and she will be releasing her third bluegrass gospel album this year.
Northcross Bluegrass Band
Christine Smith: lead vocals and harmony vocals, guitar and mandolin
Paul Atkinson: banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Robert Wingrove: dobro
Glen Atkinson: bass
James Atkinson: guitar, fiddle, vocals
Entertaining at churches, missions, festivals, opera houses, cruises, private functions, retirement and nursing establishments, open markets, country clubs and restaurants.