He’s witty, and funny, he’s handsome and he’s one of country music fastest rising stars of 2017. Granger Smith is on top of his game and it shows in the response he’s received from around the world on his music.
He became interested in music as a young teenager and eventually taught himself to play guitar. In the beginning it was a hobby, something for fun but at the age of nineteen things changed quickly and what was once a hobby became a solid career. He is first and foremost a family man. He said he’s a Dad first and a husband and that while away from touring he enjoys spending time outside on the four wheeler, fishing, hunting with his brothers and sharing quality family time.
The first song he learned to play was Dallas by Alan Jackson. His first performance for an audience was for his family and friends and he performed Tequila Sunrise and then Amarillo By Morning by George Strait. Since that first performance he has appeared many times around the country promoting his much, he has appeared three times at the White House and performed overseas for our military. In 2015 he announced that he would be signed with Broken Bow Records/Wheelhouse Records.
One of the craziest things that ever happened to Granger Smith and his band was during a tour in Iraq performing for the troops. He said it was crazy when mortar shells began to rain down and they had to take cover behind the barricade. It is a memory he will not forget. His respect and support for our military men and women runs deep and he said he’s honored to have had the opportunity to perform not once but several times for the troops.
His favorite country music artist is George Strait and it was Strait that drew Granger to the country music business. He said, “Country music was the only option for me. There never was a doubt that’s where I wanted to be. It was just natural.” ~Granger Smith~
Currently hitting the road and touring with Luke Bryan, Granger is promoting his album Remington and his single “If The Boot Fits”..and we are happy to have him as one of CRS New Faces of 2017.
I asked about his writing process and he says he only writes on the road now. He finally after all these years figured out his groove. He has a core group of writers and they do their best to keep it upbeat and constantly sharing writing ideas. It seems that system is working because he’s moving right on up the charts and gathering fans by the thousands.
As I mentioned earlier not only is he a master country music artist he is also a comedian. His alter ego is none other than the famous Earl Dibbles Jr. Earl was born out of an idea for promoting upcoming tours and shows. He was so popular that he even garnered his own songs on Grangers album and in his stage shows. What started out as a kid with homemade videos has made him star.
For more information on Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles Jr. check out www.grangersmith.com