Country music’s most hotly-anticipated new artist, Conner Smith, will bring his headlining If I Went to College Tour, presented by the Monster Energy Outbreak tour, to The Blue Room in Statesboro on Thursday, March 30. The show begins at 9:00pm.
Just 22 years old and already a seasoned veteran of Nashville’s elite songwriting community, Smith is an uncommon talent mixing prime-of-life passion with old-soul perspective as reflected on his latest single Take It Slow (The Valory Music Co.). Currently rising on country radio, the song has amassed nearly 100 million global streams to date.
After penning his first song at 6 and scoring a publishing deal at 16, the country prodigy wrote five of the six songs on his Zach Crowell-produced 2022 debut collection Didn't Go Too Far (The Valory Music Co.). The charismatic effort laid an artistic foundation that earned Smith 2022 Artist to Watch status from Spotify, Amazon Music and Opry NextStage, while also making him the only Country artist on Pandora’s Ten List 2022 and securing 2023 recognition from MusicRow Next Big Thing, CMT Listen Up, and more.
Often hiding deep-thinking themes in plain sight, Smith scored his first Top 40 hit with the young-at-heart “Learn From It,” and followed up with a love-savoring new single “Take It Slow." Tracks like “I Hate Alabama,” “Orange and White,” and “Summer On Your Lips” mine unexpected insight from vivid everyday stories, and as Smith continues to grow up in full view of his fans – both on the page and the stage – CMT calls him “an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.”
That momentum will keep building in 2023, as Smith follows a year of touring alongside Thomas Rhett, Parker McCollum, and Ryan Hurd, with upcoming select dates opening for Chase Rice, and promises a new batch of “next level” music, further mixing in-the-moment energy with timeless meaning.
Smith has embarked on his first-ever headline tour with special guests Mackenzie Carpenter and Jonathan Hutcherson.
Tickets are available online now.