Photo Credit Les Martines

A canceled flight turned into planes, trains and automobiles, as BNA/Columbia Records artist Joanna Smith tried to get to a WJVC/Huntington, NY performance on Thursday. She arrived with minutes to spare, but the harried trip left her with very little time to do her hair. Fellow rising star singer/songwriter Lauren Alaina stepped in to help, and curled Joanna’s hair before either had to hit the stage.

Joanna is headed home to South Georgia this week to spend Christmas with her family. “We have the same routine every Christmas in our family,” she recently told Country Weekly Magazine. “We always go to Eufaula, Alabama and spend time with my mama’s side of the family. The past few years have been extra special because we’ve had some precious little additions to the family. Kids always make Christmas more fun.”

Keep up with Joanna by visiting her official website,