Nashville's own Jimmy Smith is rumored to be one of the hopefuls traveling to Hollywood for his big break in the upcoming Season 12 of 'American Idol,' which is set to debut on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Smith's ReverbNation and YouTube channels have been wiped nearly completely clean, leading many to speculate that the singer has ditched his day job at a dialysis clinic to compete on the popular reality show competition. Smith's music is already available on iTunes, but was released on his own independent label.

Nothing has been confirmed, but its been speculated that Smith is one of the Top 20 male finalists who will compete in front of Keith Urban and his fellow 'American Idol' judges during the Hollywood rounds. Does Smith have what it takes to be the next country music superstar? Tune in on Jan. 16 to find out!

Watch Jimmy Smith Sing Keith Urban's 'Raining on Sunday'