Shane Smith & The Saints Announce First Studio Album In Five Years, ‘Norther’

Shane Smith The Saints country music
David Wells

After five long years… the wait is over.

Shane Smith & the Saints just announced a new album called Norther is on the way in 2024.

It’s the band’s fourth studio album and their first since 2019’s beloved Hail Mary, an album that put them on the map, so to speak, and remains a fan-favorite to this day. They did also release a live album, Live from the Desert, in 2021.

They’ve put out singles here and there over the years, like “Hummingbird” and “The Greys Between,” which will be featured on the new tracklist, in addition to 11 other tracks like “Fire In The Ocean” that they played in the Season 5 opening of Yellowstone.

Produced by Beau Bedford (who has worked with the likes of Paul Cauthen and Tanner Usrey), the sound of this project will reflect the five-piece Texas country music outfits eclectic blend of country, Southern rock and folk.

In its current form, frontman and songwriter Shane Smith leads the attack and is backed by some of the best musicians in the genre with the iconic Bennett Brown sawing fiddle, Dustin Schaefer slinging lead guitar, Chase Satterwhite keeping rhythm on bass, and Zach Stover rounding out the crew on drums.

One of the premiere bands in the independent country scene, Norther is certainly one to have on your radar for next year and stands to be another incredible project from Shane Smith & the Saints.

They also released another single from the project today, a beautiful ballad called “Adeline” which you can hear below.


“Fire in the Ocean”


“The Greys Between”

And if you haven’t seen them live before, Shane and the boys put on one of the most electric concerts you’ll ever see, so take a look at their remaining 2023 dates and check ’em out if they’ll be in a city near you in the next couple months.

Shane Smith & The Saints Remaining 2023 Tour Dates

November 1 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall SOLD OUT
November 2 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop SOLD OUT
November 3 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom SOLD OUT
November 4 – Toronto, ON – Horseshow Tavern SOLD OUT
November 6 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
November 7 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
November 8 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater
November 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
November 10 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
November 11 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
November 14 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
November 15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
November 16 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
November 17 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel SOLD OUT
November 18 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
November 30 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman Auditorium SOLD OUT
December 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Hoedown
December 7 – Austin, TX – ACL Live
December 8 – Arlington, TX – Texas Live!
December 9 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock