Friday, November 5, 2021
– Sony Music Nashville has announced the signing of country singer-songwriter Nate Smith today.
Smith, a California native who gained an audience on TikTok, also released "Raised Up."
The new song written by Smith, Trannie Anderson and Jonathan Smith, reflects on Smith finding his way back to the things that ground him when life gets chaotic.
"The day we wrote it, I had to leave the room because I was tearing up," he said. "The song talks about 'Any time I lose my way, I turn the way I was raised up,' and for me, whenever I'm lost or feeling alone, I've got God. That has really helped me, but it can be whatever somebody needs. It could be thinking about something your grandma said one time you now hold on to, or the phrase you have tattooed on your arm. It's however you find your way back home."
Smith, a former worship leader, previously released "One of These Days," which he wrote after a wildfire devastated his hometown of Paradise, Cal. in 2018. His home was one of the houses destroyed. The response to the song inspired him to move to Nashville, prompting a month-long road trip across the U.S. writing music and playing dive bars along the way.
Soon after his arrival to Nashville, Smith released "Wildfire" and landed a publishing deal with Sony ATV. Since then, he's released "Sleeve" and "Under My Skin."
Musical influences include Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Bob Seger, Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac. Smith has toured recently with Brett Eldredge and Morgan Evans.