Nate Smith covers ‘Chasing Cars’

His version of the Snow Patrol hit is available now

Due to fan demand, breakout star Nate Smith released his rendition of Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” via Sony Music Nashville.

After lending his powerhouse vocals to the 2006 hit and previewing his version on social media beginning in July, Smith’s following has grown by over 100k on TikTok and over 88k on Instagram. Over 13.5k videos have been created using the sound as well. The positive reaction from fans prompted him to record and release his take on the tune.

Following his platinum-certified, multi-week No. 1 hit “Whiskey On You,” Smith’s current single “World On Fire” is hitting country radio airwaves nationwide. With over 65 million global streams to date, the breakup hit is one of 26 tracks on Smith’s self-titled album and deluxe version released on April 28th. Upon its release, the project achieved the largest album debut from a new artist this year, as well as the largest full-length album debut from a new artist since 2020. The album hit No. 6 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and No. 30 overall on the Billboard Top 200.

Smith has spent the summer opening for Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour 2023 and will open for Cole Swindell’s Twelve Tour this fall. It was recently announced that he will return to Stagecoach next year following his debut appearance at the festival this year.

Buddy Iahn
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