Canaan Smith has been a fan of country music ever since he canremember.
A 37-year-old native ofWilliamsburg, Va.,Smith grew up singing to the likes of George Strait.
Fast-forward to today: Smith took a leap of faith and moved to Nashville. Now, he is thefirst artist signed under Florida Georgia Lines newly formed label Round Here Recordsand hasreleased a handful of songs, includingLife Aint Fair and Pour Decisions.
Smith spoke to Fox News about his passion for the genre, what its like to workwith palsTyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley from FGL, andhow he spends his time when hes not in the spotlight.
Here are fivethings to know about the country music singer-songwriter:
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1. He grew up singing to the sounds of country music legends.
Looking back, I guess it was a natural progression for me, Smith recalled. I grew up singing George Strait songs to my mom while she videoed me on our camcorder, which led to me writing my own songs soon after.
The final piece fell into place when I got the courage to make the big move to Nashville and chase music as a career and now, years later, Im still getting to do what I love. Its pretty awesome.
2. His singleLife Aint Fair was inspired by his real life.
When it comes to finding someone who loves you in spite of your flaws, that can be a long road, and not everyone ends up as lucky as I have, he admitted.
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My wife has always been more than I deserve, and because of that, I really am so glad LifeAint Fair.
3. He is a first-time father.
Ive tried putting words to this but keep erasing them cause nothing says it, Smithrecently wrote on Instagram introducing his and wife, Christy Hardestys daughter, Virginia Rose, to the world.
For now, Ill just say thank you Jesus for the precious gift of life and unconditional love, he continued.
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Virginia Rose is perfect inside out. And so is her mom, Smith adoringly concluded his post.
4. He has been friends withFlorida Georgia Lines Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley since college.
Weve wanted to work together ever since we just needed the right time to make things happen, and its finally here, he explained of signing onto the duos label, Round Here Records.
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This is by far the most creative environment Ive ever been around, and Im inspired by them and the entire Round Here Records team every day, Smith noted.
They trust my creative process, and I trust theirs. Its been so refreshing to not only work with my buddies, but also two of the most seasoned entertainers in the game.
He added: I know I have a team who has my back, and Ive never been more excited or inspired to make the music I love.
5. When hes not on-stage, hes exploring the great outdoors.
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When Im off the roadI like to spend my time hiking, camping, fishing anything along those lines ... Just put me on a mountain trail, and Im good to go!B:
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