Canaan Smith and Wife Expecting First Child

Canaan Smith and his wife Christy are going to be parents! The couple shared the exciting news with People, revealing…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 27, 2019

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Canaan Smith and his wife Christy are going to be parents!

The couple shared the exciting news with People, revealing that they are expecting their first child together after five years of marriage.

The singer/songwriter opened up about the moment Christy surprised him with the news, calling it “the best and most meaningful moment of my life.”

Opting to not learn the baby’s gender until he or she arrives in the delivery room, the couple is currently on the hunt for the perfect name. Smith admitted they are “constantly adding and erasing names” from their list of possible baby names.

“We both love unique names, so it’s been a blast to do this together,” he told the publication.

To celebrate their baby announcement, Smith released a new song called “Life Ain’t Fair.” Written with Corey Crowder and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, “Life Ain’t Fair” is a sweet tribute to Christy, who is featured in the just-released YouTube clip to accompany the song. Fans can check it out above.

The exciting news comes on the heels of Smith signing a new recording contract with Florida Georgia Line’s Round Here Records.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.