APPEARED ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” WEDNESDAY – WATCH HERE
Today, breakout star Nate Smith dropped two new tracks from his upcoming self-titled, debut album, “Better Boy” and “Oil Spot.” Listen here. The full album arrives April 28.
Nate made his late-night TV debut Wednesday evening on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where he performed his Platinum-certified, No. 1 single “Whiskey On You.” Watch his performance here.
The appearance arrives on the heels of the hit topping the country radio charts for two weeks in a row. Adding to the song’s accolades, “Whiskey On You” was also No. 1 on Canada’s country radio chart for six weeks – making the song the longest running No. 1 country debut by a male vocalist in their chart history.
Nate was recognized on multiple 2023 “Artist to Watch” lists this year including Amazon’s Breakthrough Artists to Watch, MusicRow’s Next Big Thing, CMT’s Listen Up, CRS New Faces, among others. With his first No. 1 under his belt and his debut album set to arrive April 28, Smith proves to be “powering through his own lane and will only go up from here” (MusicRow).
ate shared about the impending full-length project: “It has been so much fun making this album, and I really believe in every one of these songs. Releasing an album has always been a goal of mine, but at the end of the day it’s really not about me. It’s about being able to reach other people with music that means something.” He adds that his mission with his music is to be a “conduit of hope”; a selfless and passionate driving force that’s thematic in his songs. “I’m not trying to be cool, or reinvent the wheel, or chase musical trends…I’m going after the heart of the matter.”
Nate’s journey to Nashville and the challenges he endured along the way are traceable in his gravelly tone, including losing his hometown of Paradise, CA to Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive fire in the state’s history. Following the fire, Nate turned to music to cope, eventually inspiring a cross-country road trip to Nashville to pursue music fulltime.
Through all the hardships, the rising star found purpose and hope. Like Nate, the 20-song collection is honest, raw, real, and threaded together with optimism. While each song tells its own story, Nate unveils two sides of his artistry through the project: deep, heartfelt ballads and fun-loving, drink in the air, country jams. The two are intertwined with undeniable hooks and his signature velvet thunder vocals.
Nate will be joining Thomas Rhett on his HOME TEAM TOUR 23, which will kick off May 4 in Des Moines, IA, and will hit a total of 40 cities this summer. Tickets are on sale now. For tour dates, tickets, and additional information, visit NateSmithOfficial.com.