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99.5 WYCD presents
CONNER SMITH wsg Zach John King
with Conner Smith, Zach John King
Fri 19:00 pm EDT (Doors: 19:00 pm )

VIP Meet & Greet Experience (Add On)

  • VIP early entry into the venue (1 hour prior to GA doors) 
  • Meet & Greet with Artist 
  • Storyteller Tour Hat included 
  • Official Meet & Greet laminate
  • Merchandise shopping opportunity before GA Doors 

Artists

Conner Smith

Just 23 years old and already a seasoned veteran of Nashville’s elite songwriting community, Conner Smith has emerged as one of Country’s most hotly-anticipated artists – one knows the past can still inspire the present, and good things come to those who wait. An uncommon talent mixing prime-of-life passion with old-soul perspective, the rising singer/songwriter has spent 15 years matching a honeyed vocal to propulsive hints of bluegrass and the warmth of ‘90s Country, an instant-classic sound infused with riveting modern appeal. Moving Country forward while remembering its all-natural roots, Smith’s critically-acclaimed full-length debut album SMOKY MOUNTAINS (The Valory Music Co.) is meant to stand the test of time. Featuring GOLD-certified “Take It Slow,” viral hit “I Hate Alabama,” multi-week UK chart-topper “Creek Will Rise” and new single “Roulette On The Heart” featuring Hailey Whitters, his deeply personal 12-song project is one of classic style and contemporary spirit, and a reflection of the artist himself. These songs, among others, laid an artistic foundation that earned Smith 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 secured 2023 recognition from MusicRow Next Big Thing and CMT Listen Up as well as joining the CRS New Faces Class of 2024. These milestones led Smith to earn his first-ever ACM Awards nomination for New Male Artist of the Year ahead of the 59th annual show. Deemed “an unstoppable force to be reckoned with” by CMT, Smith’s authentic storytelling and rich, soulful voice has resonated with audiences nationwide, earning him a dedicated and passionate following. Recently touring alongside some of Country’s biggest artists including Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice and Jordan Davis, plus wrapping his own headline CREEK WILL RISE TOUR, the “future entertainer of the year” (Morning Hangover) brings his signature “high energy fan forward show” (All Country News) to fairs and festivals this summer. For a full list of tour dates and more, visit ConnerSmithMusic.com.


Zach John King

Zach John King is from Fayetteville, GA, a small town outside of Atlanta with a population of 18k. His grandfather worked on the line at General Motors and his grandmother introduced him to country music on Saturday mornings at a very young age. The Georgia native writes heartfelt lyrics inspired by multiple events from his own life intermixed with a genre-bending sound of country, americana and indie rock. King's songs carry twist-heavy lyrics, memorable melodies, and heartache coming from an artist who considers himself "kinda country" pointing back to small town life and love lost. King's personal story and songs have connected with fans, quietly amassing over 3M views on demos and worktapes on Tik Tok before his first official release. He’s now reached over 5M global streams across 5 singles since Oct ‘23 and is slated to release his first EP, Wannabe Cowboy, on 5/24 featuring new song, “The Way I See You”.