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Randy and Rai 

RANDY & RAI SMITH are a husband-and-wife country music duo that has become a staple in Alberta, Saskatchewan and across Canada. Their harmonious combination of singing, songwriting and storytelling in their performances sets them apart, not to mention their sense of humour.

About Randy 

Randy Smith was born to a family of country entertainers. His paternal grandparents had a band called “Allan Smith and the Serenaders” that was popular across Central Alberta. His father, Glenn Smith, also sang and played guitar with the family band. It was no surprise that Randy has been singing since he was 5 years old.

Randy began his career as a solo act in Southern Alberta before becoming the lead singer for a country rock band called “Wild Frontier.” He later formed a band with his brother called “The Alamo.” In 1997, Randy focused on co-writing new material with Kenny Hess, Tony Rudner and the late Mike Norman.

Randy also made a few visits in Nashville, Tennessee, where he recorded a few songs and had backstage passes to some of the performances at The Grand Ole Opry. He had a chance to write with fellow Canadian Tim Taylor. Randy also performed at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and the Hall of Fame Room. 

About Rai

Rai, meanwhile, grew up on cowboy and western music, being the daughter of a full-time ranch hand. She sang in the school choir, but before she could make headway with her musical career, being a mother took priority.

Randy and Rai met on his very first “Wild Frontier” tour in Grande Prairie, Alberta. They became life partners in 1995. Randy became a touring and recording musician, but it was only in 2008 when he finally convinced Rai to join him on the road. The duo has already recorded four albums in the traditional classic country music genre.

Notable Events

Randy and Rai have been feature acts at festivals, such as:

  • Calgary Stampede
  • Pincher Creek’s Best of the West Weekend
  • Maple Creek Cowboy Gathering
  • Willow Creek Gathering
  • Vilna Cowboy Fest
  • Alberta Men and Women of Country Music
  • Bruce Stampede



Our compatibility resonates in our performances filled with singing, storytelling and a touch of humour in between. These performances have made a mark on many audiences, some of whom gladly share their experiences with us.

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