Canaan Smith is ready to go deeper. Several songs on his debut album Bronco plunged below the shiny surface many country songs skate across on their way to No. 1. His current single “Hole in the Bottle” is one, he says, but the title track is the one that granted him permission to truly open up on his followup.
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Canaan Smith’s straight-forward drinking song could become his biggest hit to date. “Hole in a Bottle” is an easy-to-sip, rowdy country-rocker that finds the singer wallowing in self-pity, much to his fans’ enjoyment.
Canaan Smith was on stage at a Sounds of Summer tour stop in Bristow, Va. recently, minding his own business, singing his debut single "Love You Like That" to an energetic crowd, when he was bombarded with a not-so-rude interruption from his tour mates.
Someone will think of a snappy name soon enough. It’ll rhyme with “Bro” and end with “country” and will stick the way "gate" sticks as a suffix to every scandal of the last decade. Country’s next big thing won’t be quite as disposable, however. Suddenly, everything old is new again.