Canaan Smith releases debut single
Thursday, January 5, 2012
– Canaan Smith will release his debut single, We Got Us,
to radio on Jan 9.
The story of We Got Us is a couple in love who take a leap of faith and set out on their own fueled by only their affection for one another.
cause we got no money/nothing of our own honey
got your daddy all worried cause times are tough/
but we got love baby
don't sound like much maybe/but there aint no way that's not enough/we got us
"Getting to be the voice for this song is a feeling like no other," Smith said. "It felt special when we wrote it, and I'm stoked to see the positive early feedback at radio! Thanks for all the support."
Canaan performed the song to an audience for the first time at the Universal Music Group Nashville CRS luncheon held at the historic Ryman Auditorium last March.
Smith's debut disc is slated for release later this year. "This album is my life three-and-a-half minutes at a time. I wrote what I was feeling, and we cut it like we wanted it to sound. Getting to work with my longtime heroes (producers Brett Beavers and Luke Wooten) has been everything I hoped it would be. I can't wait to share my stories."
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