Conner Smith Embarks On First-Ever Headlining Tour

Presented by the Monster Energy Outbreak tour, the 14-date trek kicked off on Feb. 9 in Rosemont, IL.


Ally Roden


Posted on February 20, 2023

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Conner Smith; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

Rising country artist Conner Smith has reached a major milestone in his skyrocketing career as he takes the stage for his first headlining tour, dubbed If I Went To College Tour. Presented by the Monster Energy Outbreak tour, the 14-date trek kicked off on Feb. 9 in Rosemont, IL at Joe’s Live and will wrap up on April 28 at Nashville, TN’s Exit In. 

Mackenzie Carpenter and Jonathan Hutcherson are joining Smith as special guests.

Fans can purchase tickets to the singer’s remaining dates here.

“I’m stoked to announce my first headlining tour,” shared Smith before embarking on the highly anticipated stint. “We’ll be hitting college towns all throughout the Midwest and Southwest with the help of my good friends Mackenzie Carpenter and Jonathan Hutcherson, plus Monster Energy. I can’t wait to see everyone out on the road, it’s going to be a wild time!”

If I Went To College Tour Dates

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

Fans can also catch Smith on the road as he joins Chase Rice on select dates of his headlining Way Down Yonder Tour this spring. Later this summer, Smith will join Luke Bryan for his Country On Tour. The 36-city trek, which also features a lineup of special guests, including Chayce Beckham, Tyler Braden, Ashley Cooke, Jackson Dean, Jon Langston, Alana Springsteen, Hailey Whitters and DJ Rock, kicks off June 15 in Syracuse, New York.

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In addition to his upcoming performances, the singer recently shared the official music video for his track, “Take It Slow.” The video features the 22-year-old’s real-life girlfriend, Leah Thompson, as the pair share affectionate moments while enjoying a day out in the beauty of nature. 

“It’s been special to see what ‘Take It Slow’ has become,” Smith shared in a press release. “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.

After the video dropped, Thompson took to her respective Instagram page to celebrate the release.

“I shot a music video in Tennessee with my best friend, and it just came out!! @connersmithmusic is so talented, and I’m honored to be able to see his heart. Conner’s character far outweighs any of his outward talent, and I love being able to attest to that!” she captioned a clip. “This song has been so special to him & it was so special to me to be a part of this video♥️ Nowhere to be, nowhere to go.”

“Take It Slow,” written with Ryan Hurd and Mark Trussell, appears on Smith’s most recent EP, Didn’t Go Too Far. The six-track project also features viral tracks, “I Hate Alabama,” “College Town” and “Learn From It.”

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