Conner Smith to headline shows at the Island Resort and Casino


HARRIS — Conner Smith has emerged as one of country music’s most hotly-anticipated artists — his authentic storytelling and rich, soulful voice resonating with audiences nationwide, earning him a dedicated and passionate following.

This fall, the Island Resort and Casino welcomes Smith, and his signature energy and excitement to the Island Showroom on Nov. 15 and 16. Tickets are $28 and go on-sale Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern time through the casino. Purchase by phone with credit card at 877-ISL-SHOW or online at islandresortandcasino.com.

At just 23 years old, Smith is already a seasoned veteran of Nashville’s elite songwriting community — realizing the past can still inspire the present, and that good things come to those who wait. The rising singer/songwriter has spent 15 years matching a honeyed vocal to propulsive hints of bluegrass and the warmth of ’90s country, an instant-classic sound infused with riveting modern appeal.

Moving country music forward while remembering its all-natural roots, Smith’s critically acclaimed full-length debut album “Smoky Mountains” (The Valory Music Co.) is meant to stand the test of time. Featuring gold-certified “Take It Slow,” viral hit “I Hate Alabama,” multi-week UK chart-topper “Creek Will Rise” and new single “Roulette On The Heart” featuring Hailey Whitters, his deeply personal 12-song project is one of classic style and contemporary spirit, and a reflection of the artist himself.

These songs, among others, laid an artistic foundation that earned Smith Artist to Watch status from Spotify, Amazon Music and Opry NextStage, while also making him the only Country artist on Pandora’s Ten List 2022 and secured 2023 recognition from MusicRow Next Big Thing and CMT Listen Up as well as joining the CRS New Faces Class of 2024. These milestones led Smith to earn his first-ever ACM Awards nomination for New Male Artist of the Year ahead of the 59th annual show.

Smith has recently been touring alongside some of country’s biggest artists including Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice and Jordan Davis, plus wrapping his own headline Creek Will Rise Tour, the “future entertainer of the year” (Morning Hangover) brings his signature “high energy fan forward show” (All Country News) to fairs and festivals this summer, before heading to the Island Resort and Casino in November for two big shows.


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