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GRANGER SMITH’S COUNTRY-BOY ALTER-EGO, EARL DIBBLES JR., RELEASES ANTICIPATED NEW MUSIC VIDEO “MERICA”

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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Nashville, Tenn. (February 26, 2016) – Earl Dibbles Jr., the comedic brainchild of country music hitmaker, Granger Smith, releases today his highly anticipated music video for his fourth and most raucous song to-date, “Merica.” “Merica” is featured on Granger’s upcoming album, Remington, which releases March 4 via Wheelhouse Records. Pre-order is available via iTunes and fans that purchase now will receive the following instant grats: the No. 1 hit song “Backroad Song,” “If The Boot Fits,” “Tonight” and “Merica.”  Watch the music video for “Merica” on YouTube: http://geni.us/Merica

“Earl Dibbles Jr. had been missing a song about ‘Merica’ on his previous three tracks,” says Granger. “One of my goals in writing this one was to try and capture who Earl is for those who might not know anything about him. From the first line you can picture who Earl is, “I got my one strap snapped on my Liberty bibs, wad of Levi Garrett packed between my lip and my gum… Merica.” Earl Dibbles Jr. allows me to work way outside the typical parameters of country music and this song adds another tangible layer to who Earl is.”

As reiterated in the song’s chorus, Earl Dibbles Jr. is a proud and very vocal American who regularly comments about the greatness of the USA.

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“We’re back to back undefeated World War Champs
So take a cup, raise it up for my Uncle Sam
You know we sent a man to the moon and before we’re done
Yah we’ll probably send a man to the sun
Merica”

Since his inception in 2011, Earl Dibbles Jr. has captivated a huge audience and has become a viral sensation. Earl boasts a social media fanbase of over 3.5 million rabid fans and his online video views exceed 28 million. Earl is loosely based on some members of Granger’s own family and is one of many characters that the songsmith has developed over the years, including Lionel, Freddy Enchilada and Donny Cowboy. Granger and his brothers (Tyler Smith, Granger’s manager, and Parker Smith) filmed a straight monologue about the day-in-the-life of a country boy on their parents ranch in rural Texas, and Earl Dibbles Jr. was born. Watch the video that started it all HERE. Earl Dibbles Jr. now has four original songs in his eclectic catalogue and encores every Granger live show. and “Merica.” Check out all of Earl’s videos including “The Country Boy Song,” “Country Boy Love” and “City Boy Stuck” HERE.

Earl Dibbles Jr. caught the eye of CBS Sports Network in 2013 with an online video series called “Dip ‘Em and Pick ‘Em” where Earl puts his own unique spin on college game day picks of the week. That landed him a weekly segment on their popular show, “Inside College Football,” which has been airing for three consecutive seasons on the Network. Check out “Dip ‘Em and Pick ‘Em” HERE.

To catch Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles Jr. LIVE on tour, visit: http://www.grangersmith.com/tour

GRANGER SMITH ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR “YEE YEE NATION 2014” FALL TOUR

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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Nashville, TN – Country music maverick and viral superstar Granger Smith has announced plans for an extensive 65 city headlining fall tour today. The YEE YEE NATION 2014 TOUR will officially kick off tomorrow in Fargo, ND and will bring Granger to all corners of the U.S. throughout its run. Special guests Logan Mize and Jeff Allen will appear in various cities.

With a staggering two million+ rabid followers via social media and the best selling independent country album in digital sales of 2013 to his credit, Granger has also released a new full-length documentary providing a behind-the-scenes look at the Granger Smith experience. The documentary offers a look to the ins and outs of life on the road as he, his band and his crew travel the country selling out shows in brand new markets, set unprecedented attendance records, and bring fans the high-energy, unparalleled show they’ve come to expect. Click HERE to watch the trailer.

In addition to bringing his consistently sold-out, electrifying live show to fans nationwide this fall, Granger will return to primetime national TV once again as his country boy alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. appears for a new season of CBS Sports Network’s “Inside College Football.” By popular demand, Dibbles will deliver his personalized “Dip Em’ and Pick Em’” segments, making college football picks throughout the entirety of the season. Click HERE to get a taste of last season’s highlights.

Hosted by Adam Zucker and analysts Randy Cross, Brian Jones, Aaron Taylor and Christian Fauria, this season of “Inside College Football” premieres tonight and airs each Tuesday from 8:00–10:00 p.m. EST.

Upcoming YEE YEE NATION 2014 TOUR dates:

8/27 – The Venue at The Hub – Fargo, ND
8/28 – The Original Bar & Nightclub – Minot, ND
8/29 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD
8/30 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
9/3 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
9/4 – The Single Barrel – Lincoln, NE
9/5 – Whiskey Tango – Omaha, NE
9/6 – Back Road Bash – Vail, IA
9/9 – Schmitt’s Saloon – Morgantown, WV
9/10 – Brick Street Bar – Oxford, OH
9/11 – Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH
9/12 – 12 Levels Nightclub – State College, PA
9/13 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
9/14 – The Club at Stage A&E – Pittsburgh, PA
9/15 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
9/17 – Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL
9/18 – Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
9/19 – Blind Horse Saloon – Greenville, SC
9/20 – Coyote Joes – Charlotte, NC

For a full list of YEE YEE NATION 2014 tour dates and updates please visit:

www.GrangerSmith.com
www.EarlDibbesJr.com
www.facebook.com/GrangerSmith
www.facebook.com/EarlDibblesJr
@GrangerSmith
@EarlDibblesJr

Country Music Artist Granger Smith’s “Country Boy” Alter Ego Earl Dibbles Jr. Announced as Recurring Cast Member In CMT’s New Series FNA USA

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST GRANGER SMITH’S ‘COUNTRY BOY’ ALTER EGO EARL DIBBLES JR. ANNOUNCED AS RECURRING CAST MEMBER IN CMT’S NEW SERIES FNA USA

4TH ANNUAL 100-MILE BOOT WALK TAKES PLACE MAY 4-8; UNVEILS NEW SINGLE

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April 10, 2014 / Nashville, TN – Country music artist Granger Smith’s notorious ‘country-boy’ alter ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., will be making waves on national TV once again as a regular cast member on CMT’s new viral video countdown show FNA USA, which premieres tonight at 10 P.M. ET/ 9 P.M CT.  Produced by Juma Entertainment, FNA USA will explore various pop culture trends and viral sensations to which Dibbles will lend his hilariously blunt commentary. The network describes the countdown series as one that, “raises a glass to the most kick-ass, beer-guzzling, Olympic-medal winning, dictator-toppling, freedom-loving super power in history.”

The show will debut with six one-hour episodes which include amusing “Dibble-isms” that legions of fans across the country have grown to love.  Earl Dibbles Jr. made his national TV debut in the Fall of 2013 when he landed his own weekly segment on CBS Sports Network’s Inside College Football Live.

In addition to the new television gig, Granger is partnering with The Boot Campaign (501c3) again to support our troops by walking 100-miles in combat boots.  Granger personally founded the 100-Mile Boot Walk and the 4th Annual Boot Walk will take place on May 4-8, 2014.Granger will begin the 5-day, 100-mile trek in Austin, TX, which culminates on May 8 at Ft. Hood with a celebration concert. For more information and find out ways to help go to www.bootwalk.com.

On the music front, Granger will be unveiling the fan-favorite track, “If Money Didn’t Matter,” as the 4th single from his critically acclaimed album Dirt Road Driveway. Dirt Road Driveway continues to hit new levels of success a year after its release; it was recently named one of iTunes’ “Best Albums of the 2000’s” and was the number one selling independent country album in digital sales in 2013.

In the midst of these key milestones, Granger continues to tour nationally, consistently selling out venues in brand new markets across the country.

Upcoming Granger Smith Tour Dates:
4/11 – Wildwood Saloon – Iowa City, IA
4/12 – The Venue – Des Moines, IA
4/15 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
4/16 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
4/17 – Saw Tooth Sam’s – La Crosse, WI
4/18 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
4/19 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
4/21 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
4/22 – Bluebird Night Club – Bloomington, IN
4/23 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
4/24 – The Forum – Macomb, IL
4/25 – Midnight Rodeo – Springfield, MO
4/26 – Copper Dragon – Carbondale, IL

For more information and updates on Granger Smith and Earl Dibbles Jr. visit: www.grangersmith.com or www.earldibblesjr.com
@GrangerSmith
@EarlDibblesJr

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Granger Smith’s 4th Annual Boot Walk

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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Country music artist and proud patriot Granger Smith is lacing up his BOOTS once again for the 4th Annual Boot Walk, May 4-8, 2014. Granger will begin the 100-mile walk in Austin, Texas and will spend five days wearing out those combat boots all the way to Fort Hood. And since it’s always nice to reward a good deed, join Granger and special guests at the celebration concert May 8 at Ft. Hood Harley-Davidson. Proceeds raised from the Walk and concert benefit the Boot Campaign, a national 501c3 non-profit dedicated to promoting patriotism, raising awareness, and providing assistance to military families.

In addition to partnering with rockstar patriots like Granger, the Boot Campaign utilizes funds from corporate sponsorships, merchandise sales (have you SEEN those BOOTS?!), and public donations. So lace-up, rock out, and GIVE BACK!

– See more at: http://www.bootcampaign.com/news/granger-smith-is-on-the-move-again/#sthash.1qz27pl8.dpuf

Granger Smith Partners With CMT To Rollout Exclusive Websiodes Featuring Earl Dibbles Jr.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

GRANGER SMITH PARTNERS WITH CMT TO ROLLOUT EXCLUSIVE WEBISODES FEATURING ALTER-EGO EARL DIBBLES JR.

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Two Week Campaign Culminates On Thanksgiving Day For World Premiere of Smith’s “Miles and Mud Tires” Music Video

November 19, 2013 / Nashville, TN – Multi-faceted country artist Granger Smith has partnered with CMT for a two-week promotional campaign that will culminate in the world premiere of his new music video, “Miles and Mud Tires.” The Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28) premiere will debut across CMT platforms including CMT.com, CMT Pure, CMT Mobile and the CMT App.

Starting today, CMT.com will air six exclusive webisodes featuring Smith’s hugely popular “country boy” alter-ego Earl Dibbles Jr. The webisodes will spotlight Earl’s meticulous preparation for Thanksgiving. In addition, MTV.com, VH1.com and the Viacom family of social networks will push out the exclusive content. Fans will also find free downloads of “Miles and Mud Tires” and “The Country Boy Song” (feat. Earl Dibbles Jr) during the promotional period.

 

The webisode schedule is as follows:

Webisode 1 “The Hunt” – Tuesday, November 19

Webisode 2 “The Gather” – Wednesday, November 20

Webisode 3 “The Harvest” – Friday, November 22

Webisode 4 “The Cook” – Monday, November 25

Webisode 5 “The Blessing” – Tuesday, November 26

Webisode 6 “The Feast” – Wednesday, November 27

Miles and Mud Tires” World Premiere – Thursday, November 28

 

With consistent sold out shows in various markets across the country, unparalleled viral success with Earl Dibbles Jr, a weekly CBS Sports Network segment on “Inside College Football,” over 700,000 rabid social media followers and 13+ million unique YouTube views, Granger Smith has proven he is a must watch artist.

Granger’s last single “Silverado Bench Seat” scored the #1 spot on Texas radio and is his ninth Top 10. The music video, featuring Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel, has created a national splash as it debuted on ESPN’s “College Game Day Live,” “Sports Nation” and “Sports Center” in June. Released via Thirty Tigers, his current album Dirt Road Driveway has sold over 30K copies and over 228K tracks.

Millions of fans across the country have come to know and love the phenomenon that is Earl Dibbles Jr. In just a short time, the character has made a name for himself and even garnered his own weekly segment called “Dip Em’ and Pick ‘Em” which airs on CBS Sports’ “Inside College Football” every Tuesday at 7pm ET.

For more information, visit:

www.grangersmith.com

www.earldibblesjr.com

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COUNTRY MUSIC’S GRANGER SMITH READIES NINTH STUDIO ALBUM, DIRT ROAD DRIVEWAY, FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 16

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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February 26, 2013 / Nashville, TN  – Prolific singer/songwriter Granger Smith will release his anticipated new album, DIRT ROAD DRIVEWAY, on April 16, 2013 through his label Pioneer Music via Thirty Tigers.  A new distribution deal with Thirty Tigers provides Granger a national campaign that includes major distribution and marketing support. “We are impressed with the way Granger’s fan base has grown over the last few years. With Dirt Road Driveway, we’re excited to help him make his mark on a national stage” says David Macias, president of Thirty Tigers.

His ninth studio album, Dirt Road Driveway, is Granger’s most ambitious project to date. He will kick off the album release campaign with his annual 100-Mile Boot Walk, a pilgrimage from Austin, TX to Fort Hood, TX in which he honors our troops by raising funds and awareness about soldiers’ needs upon their return home.  The 3rd Annual Boot Walk with Granger Smith is partnered with the 501c3 Boot Campaign again this year and will take place April 7-11. To find out how to create a Fundraising Team or walk alongside Granger, visit www.BootWalk.com.

Recorded and self-produced in his homestudio with his own band in Austin, TX, Dirt Road Driveway features twelve richly constructed tracks filled with the gritty passion and lyrical craftsmanship that fans have come to expect from Granger. On Dirt Road Driveway,Granger brings a rare sense of integrity and breaks down the proverbial walls between the Texas/Red Dirt music scene and the mainstream.

From brawny, contemporary country gems to pensive ballads, Granger wrote all songs on Dirt Road Driveway except “Stick Around” which was written by David Ramirez.The album title comes from a line in the track, “If Money Didn’t Matter.” Granger explains, “Over the past couple of years of building both a family and a career, I’ve found myself asking the question, ‘What would I do if money didn’t matter?’ There’s nothing like coming home at night, pulling in a dirt road driveway and falling in the arms of the girl I love.  As many battles as I was ever fighting in the world, nothing was better than coming home to my little dirt road driveway to see my family.  It seemed to be a good fit for the album title and summed up a lot of what this album means to me.”

After a decade of honing his craft on the road, Granger has transcended boundaries by selling out countless shows outside of the region. His upcoming tour schedule includes an extensive list of dates throughout his home state and the Midwest including Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.

2012 was a tipping point year for the country music virtuoso. The music community has been paying close attention to Granger, whose viral video success now exceeds 4 million YouTube views for “Earl Dibbles Jr. (Country Boy),” a comical offering on Granger’s alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr. Two tracks from the new album feature Earl Dibbles Jr. including the bona fide hit single, “The Country Boy Song,” which rose up the Texas Music Charts, and “Country Boy Love,” a tune showcasing the softer side of Dibbles to appease the romantics amongst his loyal army of followers.

Dirt Road Driveway track listing:

  1. We Do It In A Field
  2. If Money Didn’t Matter
  3. Stick Around
  4. 19 Forever
  5. I Am The Midnight
  6. Miles And Mud Tires
  7. Come
  8. Silverado Bench Seat
  9. Easy
  10. Bury Me In Blue Jeans
  11. Country Boy Love (Feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.)
  12. The Country Boy Song (Feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.)

More About Granger Smith

Texas born-and-bred singer/songwriter, Granger Smith, continues to reinvent the face of traditional country music.  His consistency in providing powerful, heartfelt, blended hits have made him a fan and critic favorite over the years. He is set to release Dirt Road Driveway, his ninth studio album, on April 16, 2013 and is riding the success of the debut single “We Do It In A Field,”which is another Top 10 staple on the Texas Music Chart. Granger’s passion for our troops has taken him on multiple tours in the Middle East, as well as lead to his founding of the annual 100-Mile Walk, which raises awareness of our soldiers’ needs as they return home. The 2013 Boot Walk will take place April 7-11 and serve as a kick-off event for the new album and tour. He boasts eight Top Ten singles on the Texas Music Charts and has been featured in countless media outlets including Billboard’s weekly “Bubbling Under” column, which highlights artists who are making their way towards Billboard chart success. Granger launched a country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., who has found his own success with “The Country Boy Song.” Dibbles is now part of Granger’s tour schedule and boasts more than 4.5 million views on YouTube for his viral videos. Granger and Earl have a captive audience on Facebook and Twitter that exceeds 250,000 followers.

 

www.grangersmith.com

www.earldibblesjr.com

@GrangerSmith

@EarlDibblesJr

Granger Smith on Facebook

Earl Dibbles Jr. on Facebook

 

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GRANGER SMITH SURPASSES A MILLION VIEWS ON EARL DIBBLES JR. (COUNTRY BOY) AND LAUNCHES COUNTRY BOY PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ADS

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The music community is paying close attention to country artist, Granger Smith, whose viral video success has hit a milestone with over 1 million YouTube views for “Earl Dibbles Jr. (Country Boy),” a comical offering on Granger’s alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr. Click HERE to view the video. Earl Dibbles Jr. has turned into more than just a brand extension for Granger, with growing popularity amongst fans with Dibble-ism’s like “Yee Yee,” a legion of followers on Twitter and Facebook, his own music including the bona-fide hit single “The Country Boy Song,” and now a timely presidential campaign surely to perk some ears. Three campaign ads have been posted to YouTube, each addressing different hot-button topics including healthcare, education, taxes, national security and domestic policy. Go to YouTube to hear these messages “approved by Earl Dibbles Jr.”

In addition to the buzz being generated online, Granger has been singled out by Billboard as a featured artist in the weekly “Bubbling Under” column, which highlights artists who are making their way towards Billboard chart success. Granger’s latest single, “We Do It In A Field,” released last week with impressive sales, exceeding 5,000 downloads during the SoundScan tracking week. This is the lead single off his ninth studio album, due early 2013. Granger boasts eight Top 10 singles on Texas radio and “We Do It In A Field” is on par to add to that.

For more info on Granger, including his music and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.grangersmith.com. Also, check out www.earldibblesjr.com for more.

Highlights from 2012 . . . So Far.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

We are half way through the 2012 and have already had a banner year for our artists. A few of the highlights:

Josh Abbott Band’s new album “Small Town Family Dream” debuted at #1 at the Country iTunes Chart and #2 over all genres for iTunes. JAB’s new album is the highest independent release on the Country Albums chart ever in the Nielson/Soundscan era of data, coming in at #5 Country, #15 on the Top 200.  Josh Abbott Band’s single “Touch” went to the top spot at the Texas Music Chart and is currently in the 40s nationally.

Rob Baird released his sophomore album “I Swear It’s The Truth” to rave reviews, debuting in the top 15 at iTunes and featured at Billboard.com

Granger Smith once again walked 100 miles for the troops, this time raising $15K for the Boot Campaign. His current single “That’s What I Do With It” asks us all the important question of what we do with the freedoms we have been given.

Granger’s alter ego “Earl Dibbles Jr.” released his own single and music video for “The Country Boy Song.” The single is already in the 40s at TMC and the music video is over 130K views after just a few weeks.

John David Kent played the premiere party for the TV show DALLAS!

Kyle Park scored his second top 10 single with “Leavin’ Stephenville.”

SunFire Entertainment garnered their 53rd top 10 with Whiskey Myers’ “Anna Marie.” The music video comes out July 24th at CMT.

Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” is officially their 2nd consecutive #1 song nationally. The single also went to #1 at both Texas Charts.

William Clark Green signed with Paradigm for booking and Brian Keane signed with Red 11 Music.

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