Nate Smith to Open Larry Fleet Chattanooga Show

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — News 12 caught up with country music artist Nate Smith, who will be opening for Chattanooga native Larry Fleet’s sold-out show at the Signal this Saturday.

We met Smith at CMA Fest in June.

He lives in Nashville, but is from Northern California.

Nate has previously opened for Brett Eldredge, and even has a song with Tenille Townes called “I Don’t Wanna Go to Heaven.”

He grew up listening to a wide variety of music – from Elvis and Garth Brooks, to rock and roll and punk pop.

But Nate says country music “sort’ve found [him].”

“I just kind’ve started realizing years ago that my songs kind’ve had a little, leaning towards country, and I think what I love so much about country music is the vulnerability, like the honesty and the realism,” Smith said. “I just felt like it was kind of a natural fit. I didn’t feel like I was necessarily trying to be country, it just kind’ve was, you know.”

We hope Nate plays his newest song “Wreckage” at Saturday’s show, which he has teased on social media. You can pre-save it here.

You can also check out Nate’s other music and show dates on his website.

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