Every week on FOX's "American Idol," we watch young men and women sing in hopes of becoming music's next big superstars. But what many of them don't know is that some of the industry's top performers have a secret weapon -- and she's based right here in Atlanta.
is a Grammy-nominated producer, Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, and one of the most successful vocal coaches in the business. Her roster of clients reads like a Billboard chart, including Usher (who nicknamed her Mama Jan), Justin Bieber, The Band Perry, Monica, and Rob Thomas. Jan Smith Studios provides services including voice coaching, song production, and music consulting, and features a team of vocal coaches and musicians to help push artists toward their fullest potential.
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning at Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, learning more about the top-secret techniques that help turn wannabe singers into real music "Idols."