Canaan Smith Biography
Canaan Smith (Canaan Lee Smith) is an American country music singer-songwriter born on 24th August 1982 in Dillsboro, Indiana, United States. His single “Love You Like That” reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in July 2015. In 2009 he was a contestant on the 15th season of ‘The Amazing Race’.
Smith graduated from Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Virginia and later joined Belmont University in Nashville. After graduating he moved to Nashville , Tennessee aspiring for a musical career. He co-wrote Love and Theft hit song ‘Runaway’ which reached number 10 in the Billboard Hot Country Songs and 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009.
Canaan released his debut single “We Got Us” in January 2012, although the song was available on iTunes starting 24th December 2011. The song debuted at number 53 on the country music charts.
He released his second single in “Love You Like That” on 21st July 2014. He released his debut album ‘Bronco’ on 23rd June 2015. “Love You Like That” reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in July 2015, and the second single from the album, “Hole in a Bottle,” was released in August.
Canaan Smith Age
Canaan was born on 24th August 1982 in Dillsboro, Indiana, United States (36 years old as of 2018)
Canaan Smith Brother
Canaan had an older brother, Nathaniel Smith, who died in June 1994 at the age of 16 after he was involved in an accident. Smith revealed that on that fateful day Nathaniel was going to pick up a friend for a birthday party when his Bronco’s tire hit the lip of a narrow back road. The SUV flipped over and was killed on impact.
Canaan even named his debut album, Bronco, in honor of his brother. Canaan has said that he found solace in music after his brother’s death.
Canaan Smith Wife
Canaan married his wife Christy Hardesty in 2014. During an interview on ‘Sounds Like Nashville’, Canaan revealed that his song ‘Like You That Way’ was inspired by his wife confidence and personality.
“The story behind it, the first line of the song is about my wife. She has a little heart-shaped tat on her back, and she got it the day she was able to. Her dad wouldn’t let her until she was 18. She went and got it as soon as she could. I was thinking about that and sorta what that says about her. This song took shape through her being the inspiration for that.”
Canaan Smith Country Music
During an interview, Canaan revealed that his love for music began after the death of his older brother as it was a form of solace. He revealed that the Christmas before his brother died their parents bought gave them a room full of musical instruments. Canaan received a microphone and little amplifier, his other brother Judah got a guitar while Nathaniel got drums.
Smith also said that his father, Larry Smith, sang or a rock band which influenced Canaan to the country music. He said that he used to ride around n his dad’s Chevrolet Suburban banging his preteen head against the back of the seat to songs by Rage Against the Machine, Silverchair and Green Day.
While in high school he fell in love with the storytelling he found in country music. In the early 2000s and songs, including Steve Wariner’s “Holes in the Floor of Heaven” and Diamond Rio’s “One More Day,” made him want to be part of the genre.
Smith was signed to Universal Music Group Nashville, but his first single failed and he nearly lost his spot on the roster. After Mike Dungan, chairman and CEO of the label group he planned to release Smith from the label but he agreed to meet with him first. After the meeting he wasn’t released.
His song “Love You Like That” reached No. 1 on country radio’s airplay charts after 51 weeks – nearly the longest climb in country radio history.
Canaan Smith Amazing Race
In 2009 Smith together with his then girlfriend, Mika Combs, competed on the 15th season of The Amazing Race but were eliminated as the sixth team. The show is a reality TV series in which eleven ambitious men and women team up in twos to race around the world for eight weeks.
Canaan Smith Net worth
Canaan hasn’t made his net worth public yet (as of 2018).
Canaan Smith Songs
- Good Kinda Bad
- Stompin Grounds
- Love You Like That
- Hole in a Bottle
- One of Those
- Mad Love
- Love at First
- American Muscle
- Two Lane Road
- We Got Us
- The Night Back
- Like You That Way
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Canaan Smith Hole In A Bottle
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