Grammy-winning producer working on Davie native’s album

Published 1:29 pm Tuesday, August 1, 2023

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A member of the Davie County High School class of 2012, Nolan Kenneth Smith, is releasing an album called “Romanticize” with his band Heirloom.

The album is being produced by Grammy Award Winning producer Howard Benson of Los Angeles, Calif. He has produced many multi-platinum artists since the 2000s including Hoobastank, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace as well as American Idol contestants Chris Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert.

Smith has been involved in music since before graduating high school, and met his current bandmates in 2018.

The four-piece spent the last several years making a name for themselves across the southeast, and eventually became connected with Benson in 2021.

Benson, along with Three Days Grace drummer Neil Sanderson, have signed the band to their record label, Judge & Jury Records, for this release.

It will be available on all digital platforms on Aug. 25.

Smith is the son of Linda and Keith Latham of Mocksville.