Canaan Smith hits the airwaves with his new single, “Like You That Way,” which he co-wrote with Jesse Frasure (“Road Less Traveled,” “Dirt on My Boots,” “Fix,” “I Like The Sound of That”) and Brett James (“Jesus Take the Wheel,” “Summer Nights,” “Cowboy Casanova,” “When the Sun Goes Down”). The song started with the melody and lyric that Jesse had written, and after hearing the instrumental, the song about a strong, independent and somewhat defiant woman poured right out of them.
“I was inspired by the music right away. It reminded me kind of that Virginia Beach sound that I grew up with, so I was drawn to it immediately. We just got into a room together, and it was just one of those special days seriously where you don’t have to try that hard. This song just kind of fell out, and it became a story about a girl that I could relate to,” says Canaan. “It was a girl that keeps you on your toes. This is the kind of girl that makes her own decisions and doesn’t give two cents about what other people think; has a mind of her own and I think that’s sexy. I think there’s a lot of girls like that and I think there’s a lot of guys who are attracted to it…and I’m one of ‘em.”
“Like You That Way” follows Canaan Smith’s debut album, Bronco, which debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and features the RIAA Platinum-Certified # 1 hit “Love You Like That.” The breakout smash “Love You Like That” marked one of the top streaming tracks from all new artists in country music, besting many songs from the genre’s superstars. After his own headlining tour of the US in the fall of 2016, Canaan embarked on an extensive sold-out tour of the U.K. with London based breakout country duo, The Shires. While there, his album skyrocketed to #3 on the U.K Charts. He recently returned to the UK in March 2017 for the C2C Festival, where he was consistently ranked as one of the festival’s best live acts. Canaan’s reputation as a road warrior and one of the top live performers in country music has earned him touring slots with Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert and Kip Moore, where he played well over 400 shows for more than a million fans. Named a “One to Watch” by TheHuffington Post, Spotify, Yahoo Music and USA Today, Canaan continues his run with a full list of US headlining tour dates. Visit www.CanaanSmith.com for more information. “Like You That Way” is available to purchase or stream now.