Granger Smith Takes Aim With Wheelhouse Records Album Debut

Monday, January 18th, 2016

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”

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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’sNew Country Artists You Need To Know,” MusicRow’sNext Big Thing,” Billboard’s Artist To Watch,” Huffington Post’sTop 20 Artists To Watch,” Taste of Country’sHottest New Act of 2016” and Myspace’s10 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.”

Granger continues to criss-cross the U.S., breaking attendance records on his headlining national tour. To see all tour dates click here.

 

Remington track listing:

  1. “Backroad Song”      (Granger Smith, Frank Rogers)
  2. “Tonight”      (Granger Smith, Frank Rogers)
  3. “Remington”           (Granger Smith, Frank Rogers)
  4. “If The Boot Fits”    (Jordan M. Schmidt, Andy Albert, Mitchell Tenpenny)
  5. “Tailgate Town”    (Granger Smith, Frank Rogers)
  6. “Blue Collar Dollars”        (Westin Davis, Jaron Boyer, Josh Mirenda)
  7. “Crazy As Me”  feat. Brooke Eden    (Granger Smith, Frank Rogers)
  8. “Likin’ Love Songs”    (Granger Smith, Frank Rogers)
  9. “Tractor”    (Granger Smith)
  10. “Echo”        (Granger Smith, Frank Rogers)
  11. “Around The Sun”      (Granger Smith, Frank Rogers)
  12. “5 More Minutes” *GS Reloaded bonus track      (Granger Smith)
  13. “Country Boy Love”  *EDJ Reloaded bonus track feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.   (Earl Dibbles, Jr.)
  14. “City Boy Stuck”  *feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.  (Earl Dibbles Jr., Austin Outlaw, Tyler Smith, Chris Lee)
  15. “Merica”  feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.      (Earl Dibbles Jr., Austin Outlaw, Chris Lee, Dusty Saxton)

ABOUT GRANGER SMITH

Country music’s Granger Smith is the flagship artist, along with Trace Adkins, of BBR Music Group’s newest imprint, Wheelhouse Records. With sold-out national tours, a social media following of more than four million, and YouTube views exceeding 36 million, Granger Smith has amassed a rabid audience, while building a truly groundbreaking career. Granger’s current EP, 4×4, is co-produced by Granger Smith and Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner) and debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. The lead single off the EP, “Backroad Song,” sold over 32,000 downloads in its first week of release and entered the iTunes Country Singles chart at Number Two, the iTunes Canada Country Chart at Number One and the Billboard Country Digital Sales Chart at Number Four. “Backroad Song” has been among the most added and fastest rising singles at country radio since impact. Granger has been selected as iHeart Media’s “On The Verge” artist, CBS Radio’s “LAUNCH” program and COX Media’s “Up Next” artist. His “YEE YEE NATION” national tour has sold out and broke attendance records and merchandise sales records at nearly every venue. Granger’s country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., has its own following and garnered him a weekly segment called “Dip ‘Em and Pick ‘Em” on CBS Sports Network’s Inside College Football. Season three premiered in September.

* Remington is a trademark of RA Brands, L.L.C. and used by permission.
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