Cincinnati, Ohio singer-songwriter Noah Smith sings about finding faith everywhere, from the honky-tonks to the church pew, on country-rocker “Cigarettes and Jesus.”
Smith, a worship leader at his local church, says the song is inspired by his own life and all the times he’s found God in unexpected places.
“‘Cigarettes and Jesus’ is a story about the daily lives of working class people, working for the weekend, making it to Saturday night and ultimately getting up on Sunday morning searching for redemption,” Smith tells Wide Open Country. “Still to this day I help lead worship at my local church. It’s a small little church in Ohio. There’s been plenty of times we’ve been on the road on Saturday night playing a smokey honky tonk or beer joint somewhere a few hundred miles away and I still find my way to the church pew on Sunday morning. There’s been plenty of times I never made it as well.”