Happy 4th of July! To help celebrate America’s birthday, here are our picks for a perfect #MERICA playlist!
1. Canaan Smith – “American Muscle”
Literally though, this song just screams #Merica!
2. Dierks Bentley – “Sounds Of Summer”
It’s the dust in the air and the freedom everywhere
3. Thomas Rhett – “All American Middle Class White Boy”
Because this is what #Merica was built on.
4. A Thousand Horses – “Southernality”
“Red, White, Blue, and FREE”
5. Miley Cyrus – “Party In The U.S.A”
Sorry Miley, this song will be on every #Merica playlist until the end of time!
Country artist Canaan Smith played an intimate show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge last night. The show gave the lucky fans in the audience a preview of Canaan’s upcoming debut album, “Bronco,” out June 23rd. As if we weren’t already excited enough about his album, after hearing some of the new songs last night we are ecstatic. Canaan got the evening off to an energetic start with “Hole In A Bottle,” one of our favorite tracks off his self-titled EP. A song called “American Muscle” is guaranteed to become the next #MERICA theme song you’ll be blasting at your 4th of July picnic. It got the whole crowd rocking, with some over-enthusiastic dancers spilling their beers but no one minded because #MERICA.
Canaan also shared the meaning behind the title of his album, “Bronco,” explaining that he wanted to share himself and who he is through his album. The album’s title track is in honor of his brother, whom Canaan lost when he was younger. He dedicated the song to him in a touching tribute, giving the audience “a few moments of peace.”
Canaan ended the night with a singalong to his chart-climbing single “Love You Like That,” before hi-fiving everyone in the front row. We had a blast seeing the nitty gritty boy in the city for a night, and can’t wait until he’s back at the end of June for FarmBorough Festival! You can also catch him on tour with Dierks Bentley on the Sounds of Summer Tour.
Pre-order a copy of Canaan Smith’s “Bronco” now and get a signed CD booklet!
Hole In A Bottle
Two Lane Road
One Of Those
Love At First
Good Kinda Bad
Jealous (Nick Jonas cover)
Love You Like That
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