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Aug 24

Canaan Smith is an Outdoors Kind of Guy

Canaan Smith

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Canaan Smith likes to be outdoors. That’s why summer is perfect for him as he gets to play outdoor venues at fairs and festivals. Growing up in Virginia, he preferred to be outdoors rather than sitting in front of a television.

“I love being outside, whether it be the mountains or the beach,” he said. “I spent most of my summers on Virginia Beach, ‘cause I’m from Williamsburg, Virginia. It has a wide enough boardwalk so we could skateboard and get into some trouble, sneaking off and smoking cigarettes. That was what I would do when I was a kid. I’d take my shirt off every chance I’d get, and get out in the sun.”

Smith inherited his love of the outdoors from his father. “We used to call my dad ‘Turtle Man,’ ‘cause he’d just be standing in the parking lot, and if it was a sunny day, he’d just put his face to the sky and stand there and forget about what’s going on around him,” he said. “I guess I got that from him.”

Smith just released his new single, “Love You Like That.” The track sold more than 21,000 copies in its first week.

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Posted at 8:00 am, August 24, 2014 | Permalink

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