Watch Canaan Smith Honor His Brother’s Memory With Heartfelt Performance of “Bronco” at New Orleans Show

Watch Canaan Smith Honor His Brother’s Memory With Heartfelt Performance of “Bronco” at New Orleans Show

Canaan Smith performed an intimate show at Three Keys in New Orleans on May 19.

The night’s most poignant moment came when Canaan sang “Bronco,” the title track to his 2015 debut album.

Canaan co-penned the touching tune about his older brother, Nathaniel, who died at the age of 16. The mournful meditation is about the freedom Canaan felt beside his brother in the song’s namesake vehicle and the burden of those forced to continue on without him.

“When I think about Nathaniel, I still remember all the great things he was,” Canaan told Nash Country Daily in 2016. “I remember his smile. I remember the fact that he gave away his favorite pair of shoes on a mission trip to Mexico to a kid who didn’t have any shoes. I remember those details. I remember how great of an athlete he was and he could build anything with his hands. He was really good at all that stuff. But what I see in my head is him standing beside his Ford Bronco, that blue and white Bronco truck he bought and fixed up and was so proud of.”

Watch Canaan’s touching performance below.

video by Mike Dylan

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Thomas Rhett takes 2020 Lessons Learned Into 2021

Thomas Rhett takes 2020 Lessons Learned Into 2021

2020 was a year that taught us all a lot. Thomas Rhett reflects on the year we just left behind, and what he will take with him into this new year, “You know, 2020 has definitely been hard in many ways, especially for a lot of different families who have either lost work or people that have been on the front lines working in hospitals, or teachers trying to teach three year olds how to learn their letters and their numbers. But for us, I think 2020 has had several silver linings, and for me, I think I was going at such a rapid pace that 2020 definitely forced me to slow down. And so I hope I can take that mindset back into 2021.”