Catching Up With Canaan Smith
Planet Verge interviewed Canaan Smith on his upcoming tour with Sugarland!
When we first met up-and-coming country singer Canaan Smith, he was performing only his second road show opening for Corey Smith (no relation) and hadn’t even confirmed a single for release. Fast forward 6 months and if you blink an eye you’ll miss something exciting going on in this young singers booming career as he’s covering every hot music list from being on Billboard’s “Next Big Sound” list, to Country Weekly’s “One’s to Watch in 2012″ and even getting some praise from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. The official video for his debut single “We Got Us” is creeping on 1 million views and the song is steadily climbing the charts, currently at #46. Now he’s packing his bags to head out on one of the hottest tours of the summer , Sugarland’s In Your Hands tour.
Canaan describes everything that’s been going on saying, “This has been amazing, it’s like eating cookie dough-it tastes soooo good. I feel like a piece of news or promotion and publicity comes everyday and it blows me away. Really the most rewarding part of all of this for me, aside from the promotion and being on the “One’s to Watch” lists-which I’m humbly honored to be on-but, the underlying message to me is that my song is resonating with people and that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.” As for Canaan’s thoughts of being on tour with Sugarland? “It’s stupid, just ridiculous, right? A little over a week from now I’ll be in Toledo Ohio, walking on stage in front of thousands of people, with a band behind me, singing my songs for 30 minutes and bringing the party to Ohio. I couldn’t ask for anything more right now.”
PV: You are also are booking shows and stuff in between your time on tour with Sugarland too, so, if their tour isn’t stopping in someone’s town, your fans still have a chance to see you outside of it.
Canaan: Yes, we’re doing a bunch of stuff , as much as we can, to stay busy and get out there. I actually just found out I’m opening for Carrie Underwood in Canada for a new country music festival they are having up there. She’s the headliner and I’m getting to open for her, so that’s going to be nothing short of insane. It’s so crazy!!
To learn more about Canaan's upcoming tour with Sugarland, check out the rest of Planet Verge's interview here.