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article imageCanaan Smith talks new single 'Love You Like That' and tour Special

By Markos Papadatos     Dec 6, 2014 in Music
Country singer Canaan Smith opened up to Digital Journal about his new single "Love You Like That" and his forthcoming tour with Dan + Shay.
His new video music, directed by Marc Klasfeld, can be seen on VEVO by clicking here. "It is just a process of coming off the road and writing. It was just special when we wrote it," he said. "It's a love song but it doesn't sound like a love song. It is more of a tough guy and nitty gritty love song, and I am proud of the way I did it. The girls feel like they are on pedestal, but the guys can still say it in a manly way."
A Virginia native, Smith noted that his wife makes a cameo in his music video, who plays his love interest. "That was a pretty special time for us to do that. We kept it real," he said.
"Love You Like That" has had quite the commercial success, selling an impressive 20,000 tracks in its first week, and it subsequently reached No. 1 on SiriusXM's The Highway's Hot 45 Countdown. "That's great. Every week we get exciting feedback and good news on how it is doing out there. It's just a cool thing. I am living my dream and I am working as hard as I can to go as far as possible," he said.
A Mercury Nashville recording country artist, Smith will be touring with country duo Dan + Shay on their "Where It All Began" headlining tour, which kicks off on February 28 in Knoxville, Tennessee. "Those guys are awesome. They are hilarious and cool guys. We really respect each other, and we complement each other well. The demographic of our fan-base is going to be just right, and we are going to have a blast out there," Smith said.
On April 11, he will be playing at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey, along with Dan + Shay, and he had nothing but great words for that venue. "That is so cool. I am excited. I played there before a while back. I remember that being a really cool, historic room," he said.
Smith makes himself as accessible as possible on his social media pages, in an effort to stay connected with his fans. "I do not have any premeditated posts. I try to stay in the moment and I give people a glimpse into my real life and what is really going on," he said.
He listed Lee Ann Womack, Lauren Alaina, and Kacey Musgraves as his dream female duet choices. "I love Lee Ann and Kacey. Lee Ann is incredible and she does all these vocal tricks. I don't know how she does that. I love Lauren Alaina's voice. She deserves to get a lot more credit. She is unbelievable," he said.
Smith defined success as "being thankful and happy" in life, as well as appreciating what one may have.
For more information on country sensation Canaan Smith, check out his official website.
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