Artist Pics: Canaan Smith Goes Gold, Nathan Chapman at Opry, Erica Nicole Day

Canaan Smith Gets First Gold Plaque

Mercury Nashville’s Canaan Smith played to a sold-out crowd of 2,500 last night (June 22) in his hometown of Williamsburg, Va.

During the performance Mercury Nashville VP Promotion Damon Moberly presented Smith with a plaque for his RIAA gold-certified single “Love You Like That.” The song is climbing up country radio’s top 10, and has garnered almost 33 million combined streams (total streaming partners).

Pictured Left to Right: Mercury Nashville's Canaan Smith, Mercury Nashville's VP Promotion Damon Moberly. Photo: Carl Ratajski

Canaan Smith receives plaque from Mercury Nashville VP Promotion Damon Moberly. Photo: Carl Ratajski

Nathan Chapman Wows Opry Crowd During Debut

Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Nathan Chapman made his Grand Ole Opry debut this week and received a standing ovation from the crowd. Chapman is preparing for the release of his new album, Revival, which he co-produced with wife Stephanie. The project is available on nathanchapman.com for a limited time before its official release later this year.

Nathan Chapman (r) makes his Opry debut and is welcomed by WSM AM's Bill Cody

Nathan Chapman (r) makes his Opry debut and is welcomed by WSM AM’s Bill Cody.

Erica Nicole Day Declared in Iowa

Erica Nicole recently returned to her adopted hometown of Hampton, Iowa where she first launched her career. She received a key to the city and June 16 was deemed Erica Nicole Day.

Erica Nicole

Pictured (L-R:) Mayor Brooke S. Boehmler, Erica Nicole, MusicRow chart reporter Mike Betten, KLMJ

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