Nate Smith Drops Highly Anticipated New Song “I Found You”
NATE SMITH DROPS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SONG, “I FOUND YOU”
NASHVILLE, TN. – (26th September, 2022) – Arista Nashville/Sony Music Nashville breakout star Nate Smith released his highly anticipated new song on Friday, “I Found You.” Written by Nate alongside Chris Gelbuda and Kyle Schlienger, the song was first introduced to Nate’s fanbase on his social media earlier this year and has since created incredible demand from his followers. Listen here.
“‘I Found You’ is a song about timing and redemption. There’s nothing more affirming to a heart then when someone sees you with all your faults and still chooses you, and that’s what this song is about,” Nate said. “I really believe in my heart that everything happens for a reason, and when it’s right, it’s right. I really hope people connect to it in a special and personal way!”
“I Found You” is the follow up to Nate’s current single “Whiskey On You.” Upon the songs release, Nate re-entered Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart at No. 1, becoming the top emerging act in the US for the first time. Lauded as the “breakup song of the summer” by Country Now and “an enormously satisfying country kiss-off anthem” by Stereogum, “Whiskey On You” amassed over 7.5 million total global on-demand streams in its first week, reaching No. 10 on the Country On-Demand Streaming Chart. The track also debuted at No. 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 14 on the Hot Country Songs chart, marking Smith’s first career entry on the chart.
“Whiskey On You” is currently Top 25 and climbing on the US country radio charts and recently hit No. 1 on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown. The track has amassed over 90 million total on-demand streams to date.
ABOUT NATE SMITH:
Featuring a mix of gritty backwoods soul, rock ‘n’ roll swagger and velvet-thunder vocals, Nate Smith is Sony Music Nashville’s latest signing whose personal journey inspired him to be a beacon of country-music hope, an inspirational mission he puts front-and-center. A California native, former worship leader, and lifelong music lover, Smith approaches that mission with a background as eclectic as it gets. Learning guitar at 13, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley and Bob Seger were among those informing his powerful, fire-from-within vocals, while Michael Jackson made him crave the spotlight and Nirvana gave his sound a jagged edge. He first chased his neon dreams to Nashville in his early 20s – but it didn’t stick. The disheartened Smith returned home and thought he was “100-percent done” with his artistic journey…until a crucible of change burned away the past.
In 2018, Smith lost everything he owned in the devastating Camp Fire which tore through Paradise, California, now known as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Although his family was safe, he struggled to cope and turned back to music, hoping that it would help comfort himself and others. Help it did, inspiring a month-long road trip across the U.S. to Music City, writing music and playing dive bars along the way. Soon after his arrival to Nashville, Nate released his biggest song to date, “Wildfire,” and landed a publishing deal with Sony ATV. Since then, he’s released new music including “Sleeve” and “Under My Skin,” which has amassed over 60 million on-demand streams to date. The singer was named a Spotify Hot Country Artist to Watch for 2021 – an accurate prediction as he rounded out the year with a record deal and two brand new songs: “Raised Up” and the viral TikTok hit “I Don’t Wanna Go To Heaven.” The powerhouse vocalist is now making waves with his latest release, “Whiskey On You,” which is currently climbing the country radio charts. Nate is managed by Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Simon Tikhman with The Core Entertainment.