Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Conner Smith has released his latest single ‘Meanwhile In Carolina’, ahead of his debut album, ‘Smoky Mountains’, which is released on 28th January. Penned by Smith alongside Blake Pendergrass, the sweethearts ballad feels like leafing through a sonic photo album and reveals the genesis of Smith’s real life romance with fiancé Leah Thompson – one lyrical breadcrumb at a time.
“’Meanwhile in Carolina’ shows the heart of my debut album and is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written,” Smith shares. “You always imagine that person, you always think about ’em, wonder where they are, wonder what they’re doing. I was so proud of this song after we wrote it, because I knew it was one that mattered – it was a song that meant something.”
“It very much took 23 years to make these 12 songs,” Smith says. “I felt like I found my own lane I was able to drive down and I’m really proud of what it has become. There’s not a wasted second on the record – every song matters. And I think it really shows all the different things that make me ‘me’ – as a songwriter, a vocalist and as a performer.”
Smith’s authentic storytelling and soulful voice has resonated with audiences nationwide, earning him a dedicated and passionate following. Recently touring alongside some of country’s biggest artists including Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice and Jordan Davis, Smith continues to put on his signature high-energy performances while headlining his ‘Creek Will Rise’ tour in the U.S. before traveling across the pond for C2C Festival in March, joining CMA’s Introducing Nashville Line Up for performances throughout the U.K. and Europe.
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