Easy-Does-It Single Amasses Nearly 100 Million Streams While Rising at Country Radio


First-Ever Headline Trek IF I WENT TO COLLEGE TOUR Kicks off Next Month with Special Guests Mackenzie Carpenter & Jonathan Hutcherson


NASHVILLE, TN – Just 22 years old and already a seasoned veteran of Nashville’s elite songwriting community, CONNER 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.).
Knowing good things come to those who wait, Smith takes his foot off the gas in the easy-does-it anthem co-penned alongside Ryan Hurd and Mark Trussell, and its new video out today shows off his romantic reward.  Already amassing nearly 100 million streams to date, the modern-Country power ballad built around pounding drums and hearts finds Smith letting love move at its own pace, savoring every moment with a slow-rolling vocal and tender memories made to last. Meanwhile, the no-hurry theme comes alive in the rising star’s official music video, developing like an old-school photo of passionate perfection. Watch here:


“It’s been special to see what ‘Take It Slow’ has become,” shared Smith. “I’m thankful to the team for helping me bring it to life with this video and excited for everyone to continue connecting with the song.”

As one of Country music’s most hotly-anticipated new artists, Smith revealed plans for his first-ever headline IF I WENT TO COLLEGE TOUR earlier this week featuring special guests Mackenzie Carpenter and Jonathan Hutcherson. Presented by the Monster Entergy Outbreak tour, the trek kicks off February 9 in Rosemont, IL and wraps April 28 with a homecoming show in Nashville. The Music City-raised singer/songwriter’s fan pre-sale is available now ahead of the public on sale Friday (27/1) at 10:00A local time at



February 9 | Rosemont, IL – Joe’s Live^

February 10 | Medina, OH – Thirsty Cowboy^

February 11 | West Peoria, IL – Crusens +

February 23 | Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s+

February 24 | College Station, TX – Hurricane Harrys

March 30 | Statesboro, GA – The Blue Room+

March 31 | Auburn, AL – 17-16 Bar+

April 1 | Tuscaloosa, AL – Gallettes+

April 14 | Rome, GA – Peaches^

April 20 | Starkville, MS – Rick’s Café+

April 21 | Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge+

April 22 | Baton Rouge, LA – Texas Club+

April 27 | Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine^

April 28 | Nashville, TN – Exit In^

+ Mackenzie Carpenter

^ Jonathan Hutcherson

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.” 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. For a full list of tour dates and more, visit

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