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Country Powerhouse Nate Smith Releases Through The Smoke EP






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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off his 10 consecutive week No. 1 at US country radio, breakout star Nate Smith releases his new EP Through The Smoke today (Listen Here).  The 7-track EP features new single “Bulletproof” as well as 5 additional new songs and a cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box.”  Listen to the EP here.  Showing no signs of slowing down, “Bulletproof” reaches top 25 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week.

Smith shared about the project, “I’ve been through a lot of adversity in my life, but ‘through the smoke’ came to mind one day and I thought that was the perfect way to describe making it through tragedy. It captures what it looks like on the other side of heartbreak, on the other side of tragedy, on the other side of giving everything you’ve got to go after what you want to do in life. I think this EP is a transition between all the fire and pain and everything I went through, and then overcoming. And that’s what I want people to feel. It’s layered in there.”

Through The Smoke Track List

  1. Bulletproof
  2. Wish I Never Felt
  3. Rather Be Lonely
  4. Here’s To The Hometowns
  5. Make It With You ft. The War & Treaty
  6. Hollywood
  7. Heart Shaped Box

Last night, Smith joined Morgan Wallen for the kickoff to Wallen’s ONE NIGHT AT A TIME 2024 tour. Smith will open the highly sought-after tour in stadiums across the country, with stops in Arlington (TX), Charlotte, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, Oxford (MS), Tampa and other cities. Smith will also return to Stagecoach next year after his debut appearance at the festival this year.

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With over 1.3 billion career streams, Smith started 2024 dominating Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with a ten-week consecutive run at the top of the chart with his smash hit single “World On Fire.”  This feat ties Morgan Wallen’s “You Proof” for the longest run at No. 1 for his song “You Proof” and marks Smith as the first artist to achieve this run with a second single at country radio and consecutive week run.  The song also hit No. 1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart for three weeks. Smith brought a fiery performance of the single to NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna. With over 210 million global streams to date, “World On Fire” follows Smith’s Platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1 debut single “Whiskey On You.” Only 19 songs went No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in 2023, two of which belong to Smith.  Both “World on Fire” and “Whiskey On You” are featured on Smith’s self-titled debut album.

Smith headlined his sold-out WORLD ON FIRE TOUR last month, stopping in major cities across the country including Chicago, Indianapolis, and NYC. Just last night, he played to a sold-out crowd at LA’s El Rey Theatre and received a nomination at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards for BEST NEW ARTIST (COUNTRY).

Fresh off a breakout year in 2023, Smith gears up to make an even bigger splash in 2024 with a stacked schedule of tour dates and new music in the works. Visit for a full list of upcoming shows and additional info.

About Nate Smith:

Featuring a mix of gritty backwoods soul, rock ‘n’ roll swagger and velvet-thunder vocals, Nate Smith’s 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. 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.

Since making it to Nashville, the singer’s “powerhouse tenor” has become “perhaps country music’s fastest-rising beloved voice” (The Tennessean). He’s made a huge splash with songs such as his Platinum-certified multi-week No. 1 hit “Whiskey On You,” which was lauded as the “breakup song of the summer” by Country Now and “an enormously satisfying country kiss-off anthem” by Stereogum. The smash hit has racked up over 450 million total global on-demand streams to date, contributing to Nate’s billion total catalog streams globally. Nate released his debut, self-titled album along with the deluxe version on April 28. The hefty 26-song project hit #6 on Billboard’s Country album charts and #30 on the Billboard Top 200. His latest single off the album, “World On Fire,” reached No. 1 on the country radio charts in December, and has remained at the top of the charts for ten consecutive weeks. The CMT Awards and ACM Awards nominee spent the summer touring alongside Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell. Nate is managed by Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Simon Tikhman with The Core Entertainment. | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | YouTube