Newcomer Canaan Smith is celebrating his first-ever No.1 single this week with “Love You Like That,” and it’s been made even more special with the help of a few friends.
“I’m a little bit oil and water, you know,” the Virginia native said recently. “My water has a little bit of honesty to it. My upbringing was just sort of founded in faith and truth, but the oil side of me is just … I’m a hot-head when I need to be. I’m pretty hot-headed, and I think all of that together just makes me who I am and what I’m all about.”
Much the same, Smith says the album is packed with a good mix of upbeat, high-energy songs and some that slow it down a bit, as well.
“It starts off real mysterious and dangerous with ‘Good Kind of Bad’ and it ends on ‘Bronco’” he said. “I think we’ve got something that really leads the listener through my life and pieces of who I am.”
Smith continues his run on Bentley’s 40-city Sounds of Summer tour during the next couple of months.