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Songwriting Alum Connects with Billy Joel

Screenshot from Billy Joel's June 25, 2020, Facebook post: "Singer/songwriter AJ Smith pays homage to Billy Joel in his new song, 'Billy Joel.'" The post includes a photo of Smith on a staircase with a woman in the background.

When vocalist/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist AJ Smith (BM, 2013; MM, 2014) recorded and released his latest single, “Billy Joel,” little did he imagine that Billy Joel himself would not only notice, but that the legendary artist would share the record via social media. If that wasn’t impressive enough, Joel sent AJ a private note complimenting the song and inviting AJ to tour with him in 2021. 

ABC News Radio covered the story. Watch “Billy Joel” by AJ Smith on YouTube.