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Canaan Smith Heading to the UK

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Canaan Smith is set to join breakout UK country duo, The Shires, on their upcoming tour across the pond later this year. Immediately following his fall headlining Sundown Ready Tour, Canaan will join the critically-acclaimed band for 19 dates spanning through Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland. Fans can purchase tickets beginning today at www.CanaanSmith.com

Touring in the UK will be an amazing way to wrap 2016,” says Canaan. “I couldn’t be more fired up. Making new friends and fans on the road is what my band and I are all about. I’m sure a few pints will be knocked back along the way too.”

The Virginia native has been named an “Artist to Watch” by The Huffington Post, USA Today, Yahoo! Music, Spotify as well as Rolling Stone and last summer released his debut album, Bronco, which includes the Platinum-Certified No. 1 smash hit “Love You Like That.” Bronco debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and features 10 additional tracks.

The Shires UK Tour Dates with Canaan Smith:

Nov. 15 Belfast, Ireland Limelight
Nov. 16 Dublin, Ireland The Academy
Nov. 18 Oxford, England O2 Academy
Nov. 20 Basingstoke, England The Anvil
Nov. 21 Southampton, England O2 Guildhall
Nov. 23 Northampton, England Royal and Derngate
Nov. 24 Cardiff, Wales St. David’s Hall
Nov. 25 Bedford, England Corn Exchange
Nov. 27 Cambridge, England Corn Exchange
Nov. 28 Bristol, England Colston Hall
Nov. 29 Brighton, England Brighton Dome
Dec. 2 Llandudno, Wales Venue Cymru
Dec. 3 Birmingham, England O2 Institute
Dec. 4 Manchester, England The Bridgewater Hall
Dec. 5 Gateshead, England Sage Gateshead
Dec. 7 Glasgow, Scotland O2 ABC
Dec. 8 York, England Barbican Centre
Dec. 9 Liverpool, England O2 Academy
Dec. 11 London, England O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Visit www.CanaanSmith.com for more info.

Canaan Smith Reveals Sundown Ready Tour !

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Canaan Smith will hit the road on his headlining Sundown Ready Tour launching this fall. With almost 15 cross-country dates, the road warrior kicks off the tour in Indianapolis, IN on October 7th. Fans can purchase ticket at www.CanaanSmith.com

 “The inspiration for this tour came from life on the road and meeting fans who are fun-loving, ‘sundown ready’, just like me and my band,” says Canaan. “Instead of taking time off, we couldn’t resist getting back out there with the fans.”

Last summer, the singer/songwriter released his debut album, Bronco, which includes the Platinum-Certified No. 1 smash hit “Love You Like That.” Bronco debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and features 10 additional tracks.

Dynamic newcomer Michael Tyler will join Canaan on the Sundown Ready Tour. Michael recently released his current single “Crazy Last Night” and just celebrated his first No.1 as a songwriter for Dierks Bentley’s “Somewhere On A Beach.”

SUNDOWN READY TOUR Dates:

Oct. 7 Indianapolis, IN 8 Seconds Saloon
Oct. 8 Medina, OH Thirsty Cowboys
Oct. 14 Knoxville, TN Cotton Eyed Joe
Oct. 15 Raleigh, NC City Limits Saloon
Oct. 20 Morgantown, WV Schmitt’s Saloon
Oct. 21 Jordan, NY Kegs Canalside Event Center
Oct. 22 Mt. Laurel, NJ Prospectors
Nov. 4 Columbus, OH The Bluestone
Nov. 5 Ft. Wayne, IN Rusty Spur Saloon
Nov. 10 Lincoln, NE The Single Barrel
Nov. 11 Denver, CO The Grizzly Rose

Visit www.CanaanSmith.com for more information.

Canaan Smith Launches Smash Cancer Initiative to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Canaan Smith announces his new charitable initiative, Smash Cancer, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. On stage earlier this year and feeling the energy he shares with his fans, Smith had an impulse to smash something. Canaan says,

“I didn’t realize what was happening, all of a sudden I’m clutching this drum I just bashed.” Seeing the overwhelming fan response that first night and in the markets that followed led Canaan to an idea of how to make all this fun on stage also an opportunity for one of the charities he holds most dear.

“While it was fun destroying that drum at the end of our set, we didn’t know what to do with it,” notes Canaan. “To me, connecting with fans has always been the most important element in our live show so we thought; let’s get it to the people who would appreciate it the most.   Fans totally latched on which made me realize we could turn this into something positive and benefit a charity I’ve been passionate about for a while. It’s been crazy and rewarding to see the reaction. I’m just thankful and humbled to do what I love and make music all while being able to give back.”

As an avid supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Canaan now autographs the drum and auctions it off after each show to fans in attendance to raise money for the organization. Prior to its official launch, Smash Cancer has already raised nearly $20,000 for St. Jude and caught the attention of Guitar Center. The instrument retailer generously donated a considerable number of drum sets and guitars to the cause.

The Virginia Native wrapped the Black Out Tour with Brantley Gilbert earlier this year, and he was recently surprised onstage during his set at CMA Music Festival last month with a plaque celebrating the Platinum-certification of his No.1 hit single “Love You Like That.” The tune which has garnered over 90 million total streams is featured on Canaan’s debut album Bronco which was released last summer and debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart.

This weekend, Canaan will co-host CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown alongside Katie Cook and Cody Alan as well as Lauren Alaina and Mickey Guyton. The summer-themed episode will air Saturday, July 16 at 9am/8am Central. Canaan is also set to appear as a special, music guest on the hit Spike TV show Bar Rescue Sunday, July 24 at 9pm/8pm Central. Filmed at the Gallopin’ Goose in Coolidge, AZ, Canaan helps consult the remodel of the bar’s stage build out and performs at the grand reopening.

The road warrior who has been named “One to Watch” by The Huffington Post, Spotify, Yahoo Music and USA Today continues to hit multiple fairs and festivals this summer with upcoming stops at The Windjammer in Charleston, SC and the Menard County Fair in Petersburg, IL.  For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.CanaanSmith.com

#CountryStrong Benefit Raises Big Bucks for Orlando

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Almost 10,000 people experienced four hours of music from Maddie & Tae, Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, Canaan Smith, Billy Currington, Easton Corbin, Parmalee, Michael Ray and Cole Swindell at Orlando’s CFE Arena last night (6/22) during K92.3’s Country Strong concert, the Cox/Orlando and WWKA benefit for those affected by the recent mass shooting.

“Members and first responders of the Orlando Police Department and Fire Department, doctors, nurses and surgeons who attended to many of the victims, and many of their family and friends were in the audience,” MD/morning co-host Ashley Stegbauer tells Country Aircheck. “[The show] was emotional, but brought such a sense of community, peace and healing, which was a major goal.”

“An absolute success and a truly memorable and healing night for Orlando,” adds PD Drew Bland. “Major thanks to our team at K923, Cox Media Group and the countless caring people in Nashville who helped make this happen in such a short period of time.”

Proceeds are being tallied and will go the city’s OneOrlando Fund. Donations are still be accepted here.

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