Blood Pumping New Single Officially Hits Airwaves as Most Added
GOLD-Selling Artist Joins Tracy Lawrence as Special Guest on TL’s Road House Podcast, Out Now

NASHVILLE, TN (April 5, 2023) – Rising singer/songwriter CONNER SMITH floods airwaves this week with his new bluegrass-inflected twang rocker “Creek Will Rise,” officially impacting Country radio as most added. The blood pumping Country anthem follows his newly minted GOLD-certified hit “Take It Slow” and serves as a timeless story of young love, so strong it hits like a force of nature. Full of red-dirt romance and magnetic chemistry, the Zach Crowell-produced track Smith co-penned alongside Chris LaCorte, Chase McGill and Parker Welling is quickly resonating with fans and critics alike:

“…‘Creek Will Rise’ solidifies Smith’s place in music as more than a new set of boots.” – THE NASH NEWS 
“…this swampy country-rocker of a song elevates his gritty, bluesy voice in a tale of passionate young love on the riverside.” – BILLBOARD 
“‘Creek Will Rise’ marks a new era of music for Smith, where he is more confident, less inhibited, and ready to lay it all out on the line.” – COUNTRY SWAG
“An absolute barn-burner from the first note…” – COUNTRY CENTRAL
“The tunesmith will undoubtedly make his mark on the genre with his clever tunes and far-reaching popularity.” – MUSICROW 
 “…fiery, hit-ready new single…” – TASTE OF COUNTRY

Today, Smith joins Tracy Lawrence as special guest on the latest episode of TL’s Road House podcast. The pair recently met up on Lawrence’s tour bus for an in-depth discussion on the challenges of being an artist and Smith’s Nashville upbringing with dreams of becoming a songwriter that led him to his musical pursuit of releasing music and touring with some of the biggest names in Country music. Watch here:
As one of Country music’s most hotly-anticipated new artists, Smith is currently on the road headlining his first-ever IF I WENT TO COLLEGE TOUR presented by the Monster Entergy Outbreak tour with special guests Jonathan Hutcherson and Mackenzie Carpenter. Country Now proclaims, “it was clear from the start of the night that Smith already has a close-knit relationship with his fans, and he will continue to strengthen that bond throughout this run,” adding “he surely gained a few new fans and even earned a few bonus points with others as a result of his effort to interact in the intimate setting and show his true appreciation for their support.” Recently wrapping select dates as support for Chase Rice, Smith joins Luke Bryan’s COUNTRY ON TOUR this summer.
April 14 | Rome, GA – Peaches^
April 20 | Starkville, MS – Rick’s Café+
April 21 | Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge+
April 22 | Baton Rouge, LA – Texas Club+
April 27 | Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine^
April 28 | Nashville, TN – Exit In^*
+ Mackenzie Carpenter
^ Jonathan Hutcherson
* Sold-Out
After penning his first song at 6 and scoring a publishing deal at 16, the Country prodigy wrote five of the six songs on his Zach Crowell-produced debut collection DIDN’T GO TOO FAR (The Valory Music Co.). Featuring his first Top 40 hit “Learn From It,” viral smash “I Hate Alabama,” and GOLD-certified “Take It Slow,” the charismatic effort laid an artistic foundation that earned Smith 2022 Artist to Watch status from Spotify, Amazon Music and Opry NextStage, while also making him the only Country artist on Pandora’s Ten List 2022 and securing 2023 recognition from MusicRow Next Big Thing, CMT Listen Up, and more. As Smith continues to grow up in full view of his fans – both on the page and the stage – CMT calls him “an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.” Looking ahead, he promises fans a new batch of “next level” music, further mixing in-the-moment energy with timeless meaning. For a full list of tour dates and more, visit