Conner Smith Debuts Acoustic Version of New Radio Single "Take It Slow" feat. Ryan Hurd
Right when we didn’t think “Take It Slow” by Conner Smith could get any better - it just did. The star has now teamed up with Ryan Hurd for a stripped back take on the fan-favorite song. The acoustic version follows the song’s release to country radio, which Smith announced three days ago. Smith has previously opened for and written “Take It Slow” with Hurd, so this collaboration is extremely special to the singers and fans alike.
Smith’s loyal and burgeoning fanbase has always cherished the track. Just before its official radio release, the original version of “Take It Slow” already boasted over 40,000,000 streams worldwide. The Chattanooga-born and Nashville-raised singer/songwriter has so far earned recognition from Spotify (Hot Country Artist to Watch for 2022), Amazon Music (2022 Amazon Artist To Watch), and Pandora (only country artist included in Artists To Watch 2022: The Pandora Ten list).
The song retains its main guitar riffs and Smith’s flawless vocals, adding Hurd’s impeccable harmonies. The pair’s beautiful songwriting shines through, with cute lyrics such as “I parked that Chevrolet in that field where those daisies grow / Put one in your hair, said, ‘Don't you dare ever let me go’.” With the acoustic version of his new radio single, Smith has done it once again. Quickly climbing the ranks in country music, Smith will no doubt become the genre’s biggest star very soon.
Smith burst onto the country music scene last September with “I Hate Alabama,” a tune about heartbreak between a Tennessee fan and Alabama fan. Football tailgates, relatable lyrics, and Smith’s irresistible voice contributed to the song’s booming success. Smith followed the song with his debut EP, “Didn’t Go Too Far,” 2022’s song of the summer, “Summer On Your Lips,” and yet another SEC football-inspired tune, “Orange & White.” Other than Hurd, Smith has opened for country superstars Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt.
Tomorrow, Smith will support fellow rising star Parker McCollum in a homecoming set, before continuing to support Thomas Rhett on his Bring The Bar To You tour. Additionally, fans can catch Smith at the Georgia Rodeo or in his sophomore performance at the Grand Ole Opry.