Is “Colder Than You” More Country Than Anything Canaan Smith And FGL Have Ever Done?

Kurt Ozan

Gotta give credit where credit is due.

I was a fan of some of Canaan’s early stuff. “We Got Us” was a solid lead single, and his 2015 album Bronco had a few good tunes on it, but ever since then we haven’t heard much from Canaan. And a few on the songs he’s sprinkled in over the course of the past few years didn’t really move the needle for me.

But now, with the release of “Colder Than You,” his first radio single since 2017, Canaan is sounding better than ever, and more importantly, more country than ever. And here’s the real kicker… the track was co-produced by none other than Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley.

With a heavy dose of pedal steel, fiddle and a even a bit of a yodel right before the solo, this waltzy country heartbreaker has to be the most country a song with FGL’s name attached to it has ever been.

“We wrote ‘Colder Than You’ a little over a year ago, and I just kept coming back to it… to me, this song leads with its lyrics, and as a songwriter, that’s something I always look for. I love the clever wordplay – I’ve always been a sucker for that – and I’m just really proud of how country it feels, overall. Hope everyone who’s been in a bad breakup gets a laugh out of this one and enjoys listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.”

Like I said, credit where credit is due.

Keep ’em coming fellas.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock