Granger Smith: Country Music singer & songwriter


Born and raised in Texas, Granger Smith is hitting the airwaves big with his new album Remington. He taught himself to play the guitar when he was 14 years old and it changed his life forever. “This was motivated by two things: I thought the guitar would make girls pay attention to me, and George Strait played one,” he commented. “Playing high school football was an important rite of passage for me, along with hunting and fishing, but the dream of a music career consumed me.” While at Texas A&M, he produced his first album of original songs. It landed him a songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing in Nashville, and the following year, he took the leap to Tennessee.

After four years, he moved back to Texas, to finish his degree at Texas A&M, and start a band.
Smith’s brother Tyler joined the band and together they started the journey of creating a brand. “We created alter-egos through videos to help promote the music and that’s where Earl Dibbles Jr. came from in the summer of 2011. It started as a short, funny video that my brothers and I filmed out where my parents live in Central Texas, but it turned out to be something that completely changed the shape of my career. I actually like to think of it as an “intentional accident” because as planned, the video went viral and became a huge promotional tool for my music.”

From there, things started to really take off. In April of 2013, Smith’s album, Dirt Road Driveway hit #1 on the iTunes store. Things were rapidly changing on the road, too. They started seeing sold out shows in markets they had never played. After independently releasing 7 studio albums, 1 live album and 2 EPs, they signed their first record deal in 2015. “I met some great people at Broken Bow Music Group (BBR Music Group) in Nashville who sought us out, believed in my dedication and wanted to take what I was already doing, and magnify the message. Within only weeks of the signing, my debut single “Backroad Song” was a hit at mainstream country radio faster than any of us expected.” In January 2016, Smith was named Hottest Artist to Watch in 2016 by the online magazine Taste of Country, and his major label debut Remington saw release on March 4, 2016.

“What a journey it has been since I decided to chase this crazy dream. We’ve played 10 countries, 3 continents, even the White House a few times, and I still can’t believe it all started with a few guitar chords. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the music business, it’s that you don’t really choose this life, you are this life. That’s the truth no matter if you’re selling albums or not. I do what I love and love what I do, and there’s no sweeter freedom than that.”

Backroad Song: Remington; The Country Boy Song: Dirt Road Driveway; City Boy Stuck: Remington; Country Boy Love: Remington; Silverado Bench Seat: Dirt Road Driveway.

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