Smith unleashes "High Country Sound"
Friday, April 2, 2021
– Canaan Smith is out with "High Country Sound," his first release in almost six years.
Smith, 38, who released "Bronco" in 2015, put out the dozen-song disc on Round Here Records, which was formed by Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.
"It just feels really rewarding to not only make music I'm proud of, but also do it in the way I've always wanted," Smith said. "I wrote every single one of these songs from the heart, and I couldn't be more thankful that I get to put myself out there like this. When it's all said and done, this album is special to me because it brings me home."
Smith produced all 12 songs – solely producing eight, while co-producing the remaining four with Hubbard and Kelley. Alongside Nashville songwriting mainstays Jim Beavers, Corey Crowder, David Garcia, Jared Mullins and Josh Miller, the Virginia native also co-wrote every song.
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