It’s been a little while since we heard from Canaan Smith. He had that super huge #1 hit in 2014-2015. The followup single was fairly successful. Not as big, but still pretty solid.
And his debut album was solid. There were probably a couple more songs on there worthy of being singles. But you never know with these things.
And we’re in a new year now and Canaan appears to have been working on some new tunes. Here is his next single. It’s catchy and something ready for radio.
Like You That Way – Canaan Smith
I like catchy songs. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a great melody that gets people singing along.
Will this one win awards for song of the year or anything like that? Probably not, but if every song was like that we wouldn’t have as much fun. And life needs to have some fun love songs like this one.
Canaan has his own unique sound. The song itself sounds like something tailor-made for a Blake Shelton or an Easton Corbin, but Canaan kind of puts his own spin on things and makes it his own.
And those other two guys have had long runs of hits so Canaan is in good company for going after songs like this. I think it’s a great step for him and I’m thinking it should result in a top ten hit.
But we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 87/100