Myla Smith has been singing her whole life: She sang the kids’ parts on Barney back in the day. She is a native of Shake Rag, an area north of Millington. Smith was also a workaday banking analyst for consulting powerhouse KPMG. Her work life and her faith inform a solid set of original songs on her latest album Hiding Places. Smith is clearly not cut from the typical Memphis music mold. She is unconflicted, positive, and honest. She is also smart, talented, and motivated to an extent that she’s someone to watch in 2014. And not just because she shot ber video at Jack Pirtle’s. Myla Smith’s annual Christmas show comes is at Otherlands on Friday, December 13th.