Virginia Living Features Canaan Smith
Ready to Shine. A new single and album, plus a marquee tour this summer have singer Canaan Smith poised for country music stardom.
Virginia Living features Canaan Smith and his performance at The Grand Ole Opry.
It was a moment every aspiring country music artist dreams about: Standing in the wings of country music's biggest stage, Mercury Records singer/songwriter and Virginia native Canaan Smith was preparing to make his Grand Ole Opry Debut, and suddenly, all of challenges and the hours, and the sweat that it had taken to get him to that very moment simply washed away. "I used to part to God that he would somehow give me the chance to stand out there one day," recalls Smith. "You step into that circle and everything becomes pretty surreal. You definitely feel the weight of the room and all of the history in there. I just felt like I was back in time with all of the classic singers I have looks up to all my life. All the greats had once stood in the same spot as I was, just singing their songs. It was quite a moment for me."
For the full story, pick up your May edition of Virginia Living