Top-10-Bound Single Featured on Full-Length Debut SMOKY MOUNTAINS, Out Now

NASHVILLE, TN (February 1, 2024) – Hot on the heels of delivering a “masterclass in storytelling” (All Country News) with his debut album SMOKY MOUNTAINS (The Valory Music Co.), CONNER SMITH brought some fresh mountain air to the big apple for his first in-studio appearance on NBC’s TODAY yesterday (1/31). Hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager introduced the breakout singer/songwriter and chatted about his musical journey, the God moments along the way and more before he launched into a boot-stomping rendition of his Top-10-bound single “Creek Will Rise,” watch here. Smith also had things “ Heatin’ Up” in the Port Authority subway, with a pop up performance captured by Subway Creatureswatch here.

Following a sold-out album release show in Nashville last week (1/26), fans and critics alike embrace SMOKY MOUNTAINS with early praise:

“Conner Smith is the future of country music.”


“…Smoky Mountains is sure to propel him to superstardom.”


“…masterclass in storytelling…”


“…comprehensive portrait of what he’s all about.”


“…exemplifies the youthful swagger that informs his energetic brand of country.”


“…collection of life-inspired songs…”


“…Smith has managed to evade all attempts to box him in.”


“…well-rounded and engaging debut album that showcases his talent as a storyteller and musician.”


“…draws straight from the singer/songwriter’s all-natural Tennessee roots while honoring the
new wave of country music.”


“…the born hitmaker strikes gold…”


“…exciting moment for an artist you can’t help but root for.”


Smith’s deeply personal debut is one of classic style and contemporary spirit, and a reflection of the artist himself. Penning all but one of the album’s 12 tracks, his heartfelt lyrics find a natural habitat within his easy vocal – crisp and satisfying as an untouched mountain spring. Featuring GOLD-certified “Take It Slow,” viral hit “I Hate Alabama,” Top-10-bound single “Creek Will Rise,” duet with Hailey Whitters “Roulette On The Heart” and the album’s heartbeat “Meanwhile In Carolina,” SMOKY MOUNTAINS is rooted in the simple-yet-sophisticated writing he was drawn to as a kid but with the energy driving Country’s cutting edge. Meant to stand the test of time, Smith’s debut feels like it has always been around – just like the Smoky Mountains.

Smith recently joined his mom, host of Got It From My Momma Podcast, for a special deep dive into the making of the album – listen here.


1. “Smoky Mountains” | Written byConner Smith, Zach Crowell

2. “Creek Will Rise” | Written by Conner Smith, Chris LaCorte, Chase McGill, Parker Welling 

3. “Roulette On The Heart(featuring Hailey Whitters)” | Written by Conner Smith, Jessi Alexander, Chase McGill, Mark Trussell

4. “ Heatin’ Up” | Written by Conner Smith, Chase McGill, Daniel Ross

5. “Baby, I” | Written by Conner Smith, Devin Dawson, Mark Trussell, Parker Welling

6. “Meanwhile In Carolina” |  Written by Conner Smith, Blake Pendergrass

7. “Boots In The Bleachers” | Written by Conner Smith, Ben Hayslip, Jordan Walker

8. “Take It Slow” | Written by Conner Smith, Ryan Hurd, Mark Trussell 

9. “Trouble” | Written by Conner Smith, Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers, Chase McGill, Mark Trussell

10. “I Hate Alabama” | Written by Nick Columbia, Drew Green, Hunter Phelps, Lee Starr 

11. “Regret In The Morning” | Written by Conner Smith, Hunter Phelps, Daniel Ross

12. “God Moments” | Written by Conner Smith, Zach Crowell, Devin Dawson, Blake Pendergrass