Nate Smith isn’t from Nashville to Texas, or Montana. Smith is from a tiny town in California with a population of under 2,000 up in the foothills east of the college town of Chico called, Paradise. Many know about Paradise because the horrific wild fire in 2018 that was the deadliest and most destructive wild fire in California history, and the most expensive natural disaster in the world. And yes, Nate Smith's childhood home burned down. Which inspired him to write, One of These Days.