Earns Nomination For Best New Artist (Country) At The 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Gives Fans A Sneak Peak At New Music To Come This Year On His Social Media Channels
Following an electric performance on NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna last week, country star Nate Smith notched the No. 1 position on country radio for his smash single ‘World On Fire‘ for the sixth week in a row. The blazing track has held the No. 1 position on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for six consecutive weeks, making him the first artist since Luke Combs to have back-to-back multi-week No. 1s on the chart with their first two singles. Smith is only the third artist ever to have a six-week No. 1 within their first two singles on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, following Carrie Underwood’s ‘Jesus, Take The Wheel’ and Bailey Zimmerman’s ‘Rock and a Hard Place’.
With over 150 million global streams to date, ‘World On Fire’ follows Smith’s Platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1 debut single ‘Whiskey On You’. Only 19 songs went No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart last year, two of which belong to Smith.
Last week, it was announced that Smith received a nomination at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards for BEST NEW ARTIST (COUNTRY). The show will air live in the US on FOX on Monday, April 1 at 7pm CT, as well as broadcast live on 150+ iHeartRadio stations around the US.
‘World On Fire’ is one of 26 tracks on Smith’s self-titled album released last year. The album hit #6 on Billboard’s Country albums chart and #30 overall on the Billboard Top 200. Nate Smith also includes RIAA Gold-certified hits ‘Wreckage’ and ‘Under My Skin’. Smith now has over a billion total career streams worldwide.
Press raved about the album, with The Tennessean sharing that it “lends itself well to country’s radio-ready expectations, but also is so well-delivered that it explodes them, too… Smith’s vocal is a flexible instrument that is so genuinely powerful that, aided by intentional musicianship, it achieves songs that feel familiar in a heart-warming and instantly connective manner.” Billboard lauded his “formidable, rangy and raw vocal power” while Holler noted that his range bears “resemblance to country legend Vince Gill, whose vocal control could cause fainting spells three states over,” adding that “this is Smith’s superpower.”
The powerhouse vocalist recently shared a clip on his TikTok of a new track he has in the works called ‘Bulletproof’, which has amassed over four million views in just a few days.
Smith kicked off his headline WORLD ON FIRE TOUR this month, with plans to stop in 21 major cities across the country including Chicago, Indianapolis, NYC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Afterwards, he’ll join Morgan Wallen for his ONE NIGHT AT A TIME 2024 tour. He will open the highly sought-after tour in stadiums across the country, with stops in Arlington (TX), Charlotte, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, Oxford (MS), Tampa and other cities. Smith will also return to Stagecoach next year after his debut appearance at the festival this year.
Fresh off a breakout year in 2023, Smith gears up to blaze his way through 2024 with a stacked schedule of tour dates and new music in the works.
Visit NateSmithOfficial.com for a full list of upcoming shows and additional info.
ABOUT NATE SMITH:
Featuring a mix of gritty backwoods soul, rock ‘n’ roll swagger and velvet-thunder vocals, Nate Smith’s personal journey inspired him to be a beacon of country-music hope, an inspirational mission he puts front-and-center. A California native, former worship leader, and lifelong music lover, Smith approaches that mission with a background as eclectic as it gets. Learning guitar at 13, Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley and Bob Seger were among those informing his powerful, fire-from-within vocals, while Michael Jackson made him crave the spotlight and Nirvana gave his sound a jagged edge. In 2018, Smith lost everything he owned in the devastating Camp Fire which tore through Paradise, California, now known as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Although his family was safe, he struggled to cope and turned back to music, hoping that it would help comfort himself and others. Help it did, inspiring a month-long road trip across the U.S. to Music City, writing music and playing dive bars along the way.
Since making it to Nashville, the singer’s “powerhouse tenor” has become “perhaps country music’s fastest-rising beloved voice” (The Tennessean). He’s made a huge splash with songs such as his Platinum-certified multi-week No. 1 hit “Whiskey On You,” which was lauded as the “breakup song of the summer” by Country Now and “an enormously satisfying country kiss-off anthem” by Stereogum. The smash hit has racked up over 420 million total global on-demand streams to date, contributing to Nate’s billion total catalog streams globally. Nate released his debut, self-titled album along with the deluxe version on April 28. The hefty 26-song project hit #6 on Billboard’s Country album charts and #30 on the Billboard Top 200. His latest single off the album, “World On Fire,” reached No. 1 on the country radio charts in December, and has remained at the top of the charts for six weeks in a row.The CMT Awards and ACM Awards nominee spent the summer touring alongside Thomas Rhett and is currently on the road with Cole Swindell. He’ll kick off his headline WORLD ON FIRE TOUR 2024 in January before hitting the road with Morgan Wallen next spring/summer. Nate is managed by Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Simon Tikhman with The Core Entertainment.