Conner Smith Says His Steamy New Track “Creek Will Rise” Is The “Start Of the Next Chapter Of My Music”

“‘Creek Will Rise’ has already taken my live show to a new level and feels like the start of the next chapter of my music,” Smith shared.

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Ally Roden graduated from Belmont University where she studied Corporate Communications and Music Business. After numerous internships within public relations and music business, including her time at Red Light Management and PLA Media, Roden began her work in digital media while freelancing on the side. In addition to writing for Music Mayhem, she has her work published in a variety of online and print publications. In her free time when she’s not working or interviewing Nashville’s rising artists for her personal music-focused podcast, Roden enjoys hanging out with her mini-aussie doodle Ollie and reading a good thriller.

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Posted on February 25, 2023

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Conner Smith; Photo Courtesy of Jack Owens

Conner Smith delivers a bluegrass-inflected twang rocker with his brand-new track, “Creek Will Rise,” via The Valery Music Co. The new song impact Country radio this spring!

Penned by Smith with Chris LaCorte, Chase McGill and Parker Welling and produced by Zach Crowell, the passionate single marries red-dirt romance and chemistry packed lyrics with the singer’s swift vocals to share the story of a couple’s midnight storm rendezvous that brings the pair to the wild side. The perfect mix of fiddle and dobro alongside electric guitars and blazing drums makes sparks fly in the timeless story that shows just how strong young love can be.

“’Cause a girl like her on a night like this / Make a man wanna stay right where he is / There’s trouble in the way her green eyes are glowin’ / I’m holdin’ on tight, prayin’ and hopin’ / This truck battery dies / Or the road’s too muddy to drive / Wanna stay right here all night / If the good Lord’s willin’, that creek will risе,” sings Smith in the blood pumping anthem.

“Creek Will Rise” Is The Beginning Of His Next Chapter Of Music

“I’ve never been more excited for a song to come out,” explained Smith. “‘Creek Will Rise’ has already taken my live show to a new level and feels like the start of the next chapter of my music.”

Set in New Iberia, Louisiana and directed by Cooper Smith — Conner’s brother and creative director — the new track’s accompanying music video brings “Creek Will Rise” to life with backwoods energy as the singer/songwriter’s friends join him for a rowdy day packed with air-boating and crawfish boils.

“This music video is special to me because it is an adventure that my best friend, my brother, and I took down in Louisiana,” continued Smith. “It brings the energy of the song to life visually and I’m so happy to have that memory captured as the video for this song.” 

Watch the official music video for “Creek Will Rise” below.

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Smith is currently on his headlining If I Went To College Tour, which kicked off on Feb. 9 in Rosemont, IL. Presented by the Monster Energy Outbreak tour, the 14-date trek will wrap up on April 28 at Nashville, TN’s Exit In and features special guests Mackenzie Carpenter and Jonathan Hutcherson. To purchase tickets to the remaining shows, click HERE.

If I Went To College Tour Dates

February

24 — College Station, TX — Hurricane Harrys

March

30 — Statesboro, GA — The Blue Room+

31 — Auburn, AL — 17-16 Bar+

April

1 — Tuscaloosa, AL — Gallettes+

14 — Rome, GA — Peaches^

20 — Starkville, MS — Rick’s Café+

21 — Fayetteville, AR — George’s Majestic Lounge+

22 — Baton Rouge, LA — Texas Club+

27 — Knoxville, TN — The Mill & Mine^

28 — Nashville, TN — Exit In^

+ Mackenzie Carpenter

^ Jonathan Hutcherson

Additionally, 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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Ally Roden graduated from Belmont University where she studied Corporate Communications and Music Business. After numerous internships within public relations and music business, including her time at Red Light Management and PLA Media, Roden began her work in digital media while freelancing on the side. In addition to writing for Music Mayhem, she has her work published in a variety of online and print publications. In her free time when she’s not working or interviewing Nashville’s rising artists for her personal music-focused podcast, Roden enjoys hanging out with her mini-aussie doodle Ollie and reading a good thriller.

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