Go Beer Tasting with Canaan Smith

Canaan Smith recently made his long-awaited return to the spotlight with a brand new party anthem – “Beer Drinkin’ Weather.”…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 10, 2019


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Canaan Smith; Photo by Photo by Osprey Media

Canaan Smith recently made his long-awaited return to the spotlight with a brand new party anthem – “Beer Drinkin’ Weather.”

Smith co-wrote the upbeat tune alongside Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard as well as Tree Vibez Music writer Corey Crowder. It marks his first release with his new record label, Round Here Records, which was founded by Kelley and Hubbard.

We figured there’s no better way to celebrate a song called “Beer Drinkin’ Weather” than by tasting some cold brews, so we met up with Smith at Nashville’s Fat Bottom Brewing Co. to do just that.

During the tasting, Smith told us the story behind “Beer Drinkin’ Weather” and opened up about what’s to come.

“This music right now is an elevated version of what I was, and that’s cool,” he beamed. “I’m proud of that.”

Watch the clip above as Matthew Henderson, Fat Bottom Brewing Co.’s hopyard General Manager, serves up a flight of beers for Smith.

Fans can catch Canaan Smith on Florida Georgia Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour. His newly expanded role on the tour features Smith with a full band, rather than an acoustic performance.

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.