2023 Stars & Guitars Show Central

2023 Stars & Guitars Show Central

2023 Stars & Guitars Show Central

Fayetteville, we are so excited to celebrate 11 years of Stars & Guitars with you this year, and our SECOND artist – joining Brett Young so far – for 2023 is one we’re so excited to welcome to Fayetteville. Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, it’s CONNER SMITH!

Conner is a new name on the country scene, but he’s staking a big claim for some quick fame. He had a music publishing deal at 16 years old, and now at 22, he’s charting hits.

Let’s take a deeper look at Conner, including at his current Top 20 single!

Complete Stars & Guitars coverage is here. Tickets on sale FRIDAY, September 1 at 10 a.m. in person, and 11 a.m. online. Here’s all the info you need to buy tickets..

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about Conner Smith!

  • The Artist

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  • Who is Conner Smith?

    Just 22 years old and already a seasoned veteran of Nashville’s elite songwriting community, Conner Smith has become one of Country’s most hotly-anticipated new artists – an uncommon talent mixing prime-of-life passion with old-soul perspective.

    After penning his first song at 6 and scoring a publishing deal at 16, the Country prodigy wrote five of the six songs on his Zach Crowell-produced 2022 debut collection DIDN’T GO TOO FAR (The Valory Music Co.).

    Featuring his first Top 40 hit “Learn From It,” viral smash “I Hate Alabama,” and GOLD-certified fan-favorite “Take It Slow,” the charismatic effort laid an artistic foundation that earned Smith 2022 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 securing 2023 recognition from MusicRow Next Big Thing, CMT Listen Up, and more.

    As Smith continues to grow up in full view of his fans – both on the page and the stage – CMT calls him “an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.”

    That momentum will keep building throughout 2023 as Smith continues to deliver “next level” music as reflected with his new bluegrass-inflected twang rocking single “Creek Will Rise,” currently rising at Country radio.

    Recently touring alongside Thomas Rhett, Parker McCollum, Ryan Hurd and Chase Rice, he just headlined his first-ever IF I WENT TO COLLEGE TOUR featuring multiple sold-out stops.

  • The Music

  • Conner Smith's Biggest Hit

    Conner had a lot of success with “Take It Slow,” but we are loving his current Top 20 smash “Creek Will Rise.” So that’s the choice for now.

  • Social Media and Other Fun Stuff

    Conner knows all about viral social-media success. Here’s a look at how you can connect with him!

  • Conner Smith on Social Media

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    Any time we can point out the viral smash that was Conner’s hit song “I Hate Alabama,” we will. Because, who doesn’t?! Watch this video.

  • Conner Smith Quiz

    Coming soon

  • Conner Smith Gallery

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