The multi-disciplinary talent has announced his departure from the country music industry in favor of ministry work. GRANGER SMITH, former WHEELHOUSE RECORDS artist and current host of iHEARTRADIO’s nationally-syndicated AFTER MIDNITE WITH GRANGER SMITH, is exiting the music touring business after 24 years and moving towards a new chapter in his life. He’s announced that he will embark on a farewell tour, LIKE A RIVER, on APRIL 13th, which will run through AUGUST 26th. In addition, SMITH has also announced the upcoming release of his memoir, LIKE A RIVER: FINDING THE FAITH AND STRENGTH TO MOVE FORWARD AFTER LOSS AND HEARTACHE, on AUGUST 1st, via W PUBLISHING GROUP, an imprint of THOMAS NELSON.
WHEELHOUSE RECORDS artist GRANGER SMITH announced that his YEE YEE brand, which he shares with his brothers TYLER and PARKER, will be expanding with the launch of online station YEE YEE RADIO on FRIDAY, JULY 2nd. SMITH is partnered in the venture with Country radio veteran ANTHONY “ALLEN” LAY, also known as “ANTMAN.” LAY hosts the podcast “PICTURE THIS! With The ANTMAN,” and has programmed several Country stations in the past 23 years, most recently iHEARTMEDIA KASE and KVET/AUSTIN.
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Nashville, Tennessee (February 7, 2020) – Granger Smith, widely known as leader of “Yee Yee Nation,” releases his highly anticipated music video for “That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads.” Watch video HERE. This windows down, wind in hair, reflective single earned No. 1 most added at Country radio and continues to climb the charts.
Granger Smith’s irresistible “You’re In It,” the second single off his acclaimed When The Good Guys Win album is officially spinning on Country radio airwaves today (5/7). Following his smash hit “Happens Like That”, the single is the 2nd Most Added song at Country radio this week with 40 first-week stations onboard. Co-produced by Granger Smith, Frank Rogers and Derek Wells and written by Frank Rogers, Justin Adams and Mark Nesler, “You’re In It” is a soaring anthem that explodes through speakers. The song represents a story everyone can relate to on some level: the unknown of what the future holds, but the triumphant realization that a certain person will be in it regardless. In true Granger Smith fashion, fans got a taste for his new radio single this morning on social media. Watch the music maverick explain his enthusiasm to perform the electric song live to his unwavering Yee Yee Nation at outdoor festivals and packed venues heading into summertime: https://www.instagram.com/p/Biem6HnHBDq/?taken-by=grangersmith The Wheelhouse Records artist is currently headlining his nationwide Don’t Tread On Me Tour. The unrivaled showman is scheduled to appear at major fairs and festivals coast-to-coast through Summer 2018 as well as return to Australia due to overwhelming fan demand. For more information and tickets, please visit: www.grangersmith.com/tour ABOUT GRANGER SMITH: Over the course of his groundbreaking career, Granger Smith has amassed a massive and rabid audience now known as “Yee Yee Nation” built through heavy touring and grassroots fan engagement. He now has a social media following of over 6.8 million and over a quarter of a BILLION online video views. Flagship artist on BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records, Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 single “Backroad Song.” Smith was also awarded a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing and performing “Backroad Song” and followed it with the Top 5 hit, “If The Boot Fits.” “Backroad Song” was one of the Top 10 Most Played country singles of 2016 according to Mediabase and has been certified RIAA GOLD. He was nominated as Best New Country Artist for the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards and was included in the 2017 crop of artists honored during the CRS “New Faces” show. He released his current full-length album When The Good Guys Win on October 27 and is headlining his nationwide tour.
Following a serious fall that resulted in two broken ribs and a punctured and partially collapsed lung this past Friday evening during a show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, Granger Smith took to social media today to reach out to his fans with an update. He posted, “Update: Out of the hospital, back in TX & starting to regain movements. The outpouring of support has me feeling VERY blessed. Thank y’all!” https://twitter.com/GrangerSmith/status/806151132015984640 Following his injury, Granger was admitted to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, in New Brunswick, NJ. “I truly appreciate all the doctors and nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital,” said Granger. “Their resolve and professionalism were reassuring during a pretty rough few days for me.” Granger has since flown home to Texas where he is resting and recovering with his family. The remainder of shows for 2016 have been canceled, but Granger fully intends to make it up to his fans. “I’ve had so many emails and tweets. It’s pretty amazing that so many people have reached out from across the country. I feel so blessed to have more than just support for my music from fans and radio. It’s deeply humbling to have fans that personally care so much.” The original account of the incident can be found HERE.
GRANGER SMITH INJURED ON TOUR; HOSPITALIZED Nashville, TN (December 3, 2016) – Granger Smith was injured Saturday night while performing a show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. Granger was standing on a monitor when it gave way, bringing Granger crashing off the stage into a metal barricade. Miraculously, Granger managed to get up and finish the set through excruciating pain, which ended with the crowd singing “Backroad Song.” After visiting a nearby Emergency Room, he was transferred and admitted to a Level 1 trauma center in New Brunswick, NJ and doctors confirmed two completely separated, broken ribs and a punctured and partially collapsed lung. The latest reports are encouraging and Granger hopes to get back home to his family in Texas to rest soon. All shows and appearances through the weekend are canceled and further information about subsequent shows will be forthcoming.
GRANGER SMITH TAKES AIM WITH WHEELHOUSE RECORDS ALBUM DEBUT REMINGTON In Stores – MARCH 4, 2016. CMT Hot 20 Countdown World Premieres Video for Top 10 Hit “Backroad Song” This Weekend PHOTO CREDIT: Eric Ryan Anderson / COVER DESIGN BY: Sarah & Shauna Dodds NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 14, 2016) – Country music trailblazer Granger Smith rounded out a banner year in 2015 and, today, confirms the release of his Wheelhouse Records debut album Remington, due out March 4, 2016. Following their acclaimed collaboration on Smith’s 4×4 EP, Remington is co-produced by Granger and the esteemed Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker). The album features the hit single “Backroad Song,” which continues its ascent at Country Radio, catapulting into the Top 10 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts this week. Remington delivers immensely relatable material through Granger’s vivid songwriting. “I’ve always thought of my albums as diaries of my life,” says Granger. “Some songs are easy and light-hearted, while others are painful and personal. During this time, we welcomed the birth of my little boy, and we lost my dad. “My life was such a roller coaster during my time writing and recording Remington, and you can hear that journey in these songs.” Granger effortlessly takes the listener on a ride with songs like “Tractor,” a poignant ode to his father and the impact he had on his life; and with “Blue Collar Dollars” by painting an authentic picture of small towns, hard work and young love. And fans are sure to rave about “Merica,” a brand new track featuring Granger’s wildly popular alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr. Adding to the excitement surrounding the single, CMT will world premiere the official “Backroad Song” music video (directed by Chris Hicky) this weekend on CMT Hot 20 Countdown. Tune-in at 9am ET/8am CT this Saturday, January 16 and keep up with the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #CMThot20. The show will encore Sunday, January 17 at 9am ET/8am CT. Fans can also watch the “Backroad Song” premiere via Granger Smith’s CMT artist page at: http://www.cmt.com/artists/granger-smith/ Accolades continue to pour in for the fast-rising star. Granger has been named Rolling Stone Country’s “New Country Artists You Need To Know,” MusicRow’s “Next Big Thing,” Billboard’s “Artist To Watch,” Huffington Post’s “Top 20 Artists To Watch,” Taste of Country’s “Hottest New Act of 2016” and Myspace’s “10 Country Artists That Should be on Your Radar in 2016.” Granger recently celebrated another milestone in his prolific career making his Grand Ole Opry debut, delivering back-to-back performances at the legendary Ryman Auditorium also known as the “mother church.