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GRANGER SMITH’S REMINGTON DEBUTS AS NO. 1 NEW ALBUM ON TOP CURRENT COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART

Friday, March 18th, 2016

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Nashville, Tenn. (March 15, 2016) – BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records artist Granger Smith debuted with the No. 1 new album on the Top Current Country Albums Chart this week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Granger’s major label debut, Remington, ranked as the No. 3 top-selling album across all Country music releases.

Granger’s success continues on the heels of his No. 1 national hit, “Backroad Song.” Yesterday, the chart-topper’s new single “If The Boot Fits” debuted as one of the Top 3 Most Added Songs at U.S. Country Radio, with 45 first-week stations.

Just last week, Granger made his national TV debut on the Today Show, followed by an appearance on Fox & Friends. He is also slated to perform on the coveted outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 22.

Produced by Granger Smith and Frank Rogers, Remington is a deeply personal album written over the course of two years and exquisitely melds light-hearted, up-tempo tracks with poignant, heartfelt ballads. The next single off the album, “If The Boots Fits,” is a clever and modern twist on the Cinderella story. “5 More Minutes,” a re-release from Granger’s Don’t Listen To The Radio album urges listeners to covet the time they have with loved ones and world premiered on Fox & Friends.com. One of the most touching tracks on Remington is “Tractor,” a beautiful ode Granger wrote about his father. And, the official music video “Merica,” featuring Granger’s country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr. already boasts over 380,000 views on YouTube.

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 trailblazer, Granger Smith, is the flagship artist on BBR Music Group’s newest imprint, Wheelhouse Records. With sold-out national tours, a social media following of more than 5 million, and YouTube views exceeding 50 million, Granger Smith has amassed a rabid audience, while building a truly groundbreaking career. Granger’s new album, Remington, released March 4 via Wheelhouse Records, claimed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes country album chart on release day and garnered him the No. 1 debut for first week sales via Nielson Soundscan (3/14). The album, written and produced by Granger Smith and Frank Rogers, features the hit single “Backroad Song,” which landed the No. 1 spot at country radio (Billboard Country Airplay, Mediabase and Music Row charts). Granger’s most recent EP, 4×4, debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. Granger was recently tapped 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. Granger has been named “Country’s Next Big Star” by Forbes, MusicRow’s Next Big Thing,” Rolling Stone Country’s New Country Artists You Need To Know,” Billboard’s Artist To Watch,” Huffington Post’s Top 20 Artists To Watch,” Taste of Country’s Hottest New Act of 2016,” among others. 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 SMITH COMPLETES DAY 1 OF HIS 48-HOUR “GRANGER ACROSS MERICA PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TOUR”

Monday, March 7th, 2016
Sunday, March 6 Stops Included Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Charlotte, NC, Norfolk, VA, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Willmington, DE
Today’s Visits Include: Philadelphia, PA, Hartford, CT, Providence, RI, Boston, MA, Portsmouth, NH, East Rutherford, NJ, New York, NY
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Everywhere, USA – (March 6, 2016) – Chart-topping country artist, Granger Smith, completed Day 1 of his unprecedented “Granger Across Merica Pledge of Allegiance Tour Powered by Yee Yee Energy” which took him to seven of fourteen states in just two days. He will finish the tour tomorrow (Monday, March 7), ending at Battery Park in New York City. Granger was elated to celebrate our country with fans and fellow patriots by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance today in Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Charlotte, NC, Norfolk, VA, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Willmington, DE.  He rounds out this extraordinary expedition tomorrow, Monday, March 7 with stops in Philadelphia, PA, Hartford, CT, Providence, RI, Boston, MA, Portsmouth, NH, East Rutherford, NJ and New York, NY. Visit GrangerAcrossMerica.com for all details.
To read about the Day One experience, visit the NASH Country Weekly blog. Day Two’s play-by-play will be documented by Taste of Country.

GRANGER SMITH EMBARKS ON A PATRIOTIC MISSION TO COINCIDE WITH NEW ALBUM, REMINGTON, RELEASING MARCH 4

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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Nashville, Tenn. (March 1, 2016) – Chart-topping country artist, Granger Smith, announced today that he will embark on a rigorous, 2-day tour to further acknowledge his love for our country. Coinciding with the upcoming release of his new album, Remington (March 4 via Wheelhouse Records), the campaign, “Granger Across Merica Pledge of Allegiance Tour Powered by Yee Yee Energy,” will allow Granger to visit and recite the Pledge of Allegiance at each stop at all 13 original colonies plus Washington, DC on March 6 and 7, 2016. Visit geni.us/pledgeofallegiancetour for more detail starting February 27.

“I’ve always felt compelled to voice my love of this country,” said Granger. ” My granddad and so many countless others have fought for our freedom. That freedom allows us as Americans to pursue our dreams and I am proof they can come true. I feel blessed to have a platform that may inspire others to remember what this nation was founded on. I hope folks will join me in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as a symbol of our thanks for those who defend our God-given rights.”

Immensely patriotic, Granger has always strongly supported our U.S. military men and women. He personally founded the 100-Mile Boot Walk to raise awareness surrounding the challenges and needs our troops face upon returning home and has benefited the 501c3, Boot Campaign. He has also performed several shows overseas for our troops. Granger’s popular country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., is also extremely vocal about the cause and is well-known for his love of “Merica.” Earl Dibbles Jr. even pays homage to our great nation with his brand new song, “Merica,” featured on the new album. View the music video for “Merica”HERE

“Granger Across Merica Pledge of Allegiance Tour Powered by Yee Yee Energy,” is built in to Granger’s album release week activities, which also include appearances on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, AOL Build, KTLA and more. Most recently, Granger celebrated his first national No. 1 with “Backroad Song.”

“GRANGER ACROSS MERICA PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TOUR POWERED BY YEE YEE ENERGY”

DAY ONE – Sunday, March 6

7:00-7:30am – Atlanta, GA (Georgia State Capitol)

9:20-9:50am – Greenville, SC (Liberty Bridge)

11:15-11:45am – Charlotte, NC (Bank of AMERICA Stadium)

1:40-2:10pm – Norfolk, VA (Norfolk Naval Shipyard)

4:15-4:45pm – Washington, DC (Washington Monument)

5:45-6:15pm – Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City Hall)

8:00-8:30pm – Wilmington, DE (Rodney Square/Horse Statue)

 

DAY TWO – Monday, March 7

7:15-7:45am – Philadelphia, PA (Liberty Bell)

10:00-10:30am – Hartford, CT (Hartford State Capitol Building)

12:00-12:30pm – Providence, RI (Dominion Energy Manchester Street Station)

2:30-3:00pm – Boston, MA (USS Constitution/Old Ironsides Ship)

4:30-5:00pm – Portsmouth, NH (North Church at Town Square)

7:00-7:30pm – East Rutheford, NJ (MetLife Stadium)

8:15-8:45pm – New York, NY (Battery Park)

 

FOR FULL SCHEDULE, WHICH INCLUDES ALL ADDRESSES, PLEASE VISIT: geni.us/pledgeofallegiancetour

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.

CHORUS

“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 CRUISES INTO THE NO. 1 SPOT WITH “BACKROAD SONG”

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

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New Album, Remington, Releases March 4

Upcoming Appearances Include Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fox & Friends and More

Nashville, Tenn. (February 15, 2016) – Wheelhouse Records artist, Granger Smith, dominates the charts this week at No. 1 with his national debut hit “Backroad Song.” The record has sailed at country radio since impact and is a commanding precursor to his anticipated new album, Remington, out March 4.

“How do I put this into words? Having a #1 song has been a lifelong dream of mine and to achieve this as both a writer and a singer is surreal,” says Granger.  “It has been a long road, but such a great adventure and I have so many team members to thank for that. I’m feeling pretty blessed right now.”

“Thrilled, ecstatic, elated – those words can’t begin to express the excitement in the Wheelhouse Records offices today. Achieving a #1 debut single from a debut artist on a debut label imprint is a pretty rare and extraordinary thing,” says Teddi Bonadies, VP of Promotion for Wheelhouse Records. “We’re so grateful to our friends that helped make this dream a reality.”

Granger Smith has captivated the country music world. His success has been earned through relentless touring, a longstanding social media presence that has generated a massive and rabid following, and a deep-rooted pension for songwriting that has always driven his craft.

The months ahead are packed with excitement for Granger. Upcoming appearances include the Today Show (March 8), Fox & Friends (March 9) and Jimmy Kimmel Live (March 22) where Granger will perform on the coveted outdoor stage. In addition, Granger will help close out this year’s ACM Party For A Cause® Festival on Sunday April 3 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds leading up to the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards.

Topping nearly every “Artist to Watch” list, Granger continues to bring his music straight to the fans through his electrifying live show. To see all tour dates click here.

 

ABOUT GRANGER SMITH

Country music trailblazer, Granger Smith, is the flagship artist (along with Trace Adkins) on BBR Music Group’s newest imprint, Wheelhouse Records. With sold-out national tours, a social media following of more than 4.5 million, and YouTube views exceeding 42 million, Granger Smith has amassed a rabid audience, while building a truly groundbreaking career. Granger’s new album, Remington, is due out March 4 via Wheelhouse Records. The album, produced by Granger Smith and Frank Rogers, features the hit single “Backroad Song,” which continues its ascent at Country Radio, catapulting into the Top 5 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts (as of 2/1/16). Granger’s most recent EP, 4×4, debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. Granger was recently tapped 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. Accolades continue to pour in for the fast-rising star. Granger has been named “Country’s Next Big Star” by Forbes, MusicRow’s “Next Big Thing,” Rolling Stone Country’s “New Country Artists You Need To Know,” Billboard’s “Artist To Watch,” Huffington Post’s “Top 20 Artists To Watch,” Taste of Country’s “Hottest New Act of 2016,” among others. 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.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Eric Ryan Anderson

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.

WHEELHOUSE RECORDS ARTIST GRANGER SMITH CELEBRATES ANOTHER MILESTONE WITH GRAND OLE OPRY DEBUT ON NOVEMBER 28

Monday, November 16th, 2015
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 12, 2015) – The honors continue to roll in for songsmith Granger Smith as he is confirmed to make his official Grand Ole Opry debut, celebrating yet another milestone in his prolific career. One of today’s fastest rising country stars, Granger is slated to deliver back-to-back performances at the legendary Ryman Auditorium also known as the “mother church” on Saturday, November 28, the exact date the Opry began 90 years ago in 1925.  
“I grew up listening to Opry performances on the radio as a kid. It’s an iconic stage with a rich history and represents everything I love about country music. I can’t wait to walk amongst the greats and experience it first-hand for myself with family and friends around,” explains Granger.

In addition to his Opry debut, Granger will take on another renowned Nashville stage, headlining a full-band show at 3rd & Lindsley on Saturday, November 20 as a stop on his national tour. Granger will have all his usual antics in tow, armed with his notorious alter ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., delivering his electrifying show, which has garnered widespread praise from fans and critics alike.

In the midst of these notable performances, Granger’s “Backroad Song” continues to climb to new heights. The single, which Digital Journal dubs “a recipe for a smash,” has made a bold introduction, cracking the Top 20 at Billboard and 22 at Mediabase in just five weeks. Granger continues to visit radio in support of the single between stops on his headlining national tour.


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 (84 shows) 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.

GRANGER SMITH NAMED IHEARTCOUNTRY “ON THE VERGE” ARTIST

Friday, October 16th, 2015
GRANGER SMITH NAMED IHEARTCOUNTRY “ON THE VERGE” ARTIST 
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 15, 2015) – Following the wildly successful radio impact for “Backroad Song” last week, BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records artist Granger Smith has been tapped as an iHeartCountry “On The Verge” artist. The program heavily spotlights up-and-coming artists nationwide that iHeartMedia programmers are excited about and know their listeners will love.

iHeartMedia has been an early and passionate supporter of Granger and is committed to exposing him to a larger audience. The initiative launches today in support of the Granger and Frank Rogers co-produced single. The six-week program includes on-air exposure as well as significant digital and social support across iHeartMedia’s network of Country radio stations and websites.  The program is based on key tracks and artists that iHeartMedia’s programmers are collectively passionate about and has proven instrumental in the development of such successful and highly credible emerging artists including Sam Hunt.

As the Morning Hangover recently stated, “Granger Smith is a force of nature who is building a vocal, broad and incredibly passionate following.” This is certainly translating at country radio, as “Backroad Song” has earned 89 total station adds (over 53% of the combined reporting panel), making Granger the #2 most added artist at country radio for two consecutive weeks, an incredibly impressive feat for a newly-signed act.

With the forecast bright, Granger continues his nationwide trek throughout every corner of the country visiting his “Yee Yee Nation.” In addition to his continued allegiance to touring, Granger is simultaneously visiting radio stations around the U.S. Last week, Granger also visited the CBS Sports Network studio in New York City to make an appearance on “Inside College Football,” where his notorious alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. has a weekly segment. Click HERE to watch Granger live in the studio.

Granger Smith tour dates:
10/15 – Heart of Texas Fair – Waco, TX
10/16 – Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater – College Station, TX
10/22 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
10/23 – Coyote Joes – Charlotte, NC
10/24 – Blind Horse Saloon – Greenville, SC
10/25 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC
10/29 – Midnight Rodeo – Mobile, AL
10/30 – Kleman Plaza – Tallahassee, FL
10/31 – Joyland IV – Bradenton, FL
11/6 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/7 – Revolution! Music Room – Little Rock, AR
11/12 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
11/13 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/14 – Boondocks – Springfield, IL
11/20 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN
11/21 – East Carolina University – Greenville, NC
11/22 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL

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 35 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). 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” earned 62 total first week stations making Granger the #2 most added artist at country radio the week of impact. His “YEE YEE NATION” national tour (84 shows) 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.

For more information on Granger’s tour and updates please visit:
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COUNTRY MUSIC SENSATION GRANGER SMITH INKS DEAL WITH LABEL POWERHOUSE BBR MUSIC GROUP

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

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(Pictured Left to Right/ TOP ROW:  BBR Music Group’s Rick Shedd and Teddi Bonadies; Tyler Smith, Manager, TS Management, LLC, BBR Music Group’s Carson James.  BOTTOM ROW: BBR Music Group’s Benny Brown; Granger Smith; BBR Music Group’s Jon Loba)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 10, 2015) – On the heels of his overtly successful 4×4 EP release co-produced by Frank Rogers, Granger Smith continues to be one of today’s most talked about artists. Adding to the excitement, Granger has just been announced as the newest act to join the eclectic BBR Music Group roster. Entrepreneur.com recently spoke with Granger and BBR Music Group’s Executive Vice President Jon Loba about the importance of branding and the use of unique content to build an engaged audience. “To Expand Your Brand, Create An Alter Ego” by John Brubaker can be read here.

“I’ve held off for years in partnering with a record label because of my obsessive passion for writing, creating & releasing music my own way,” says Smith. “Because of my dedication to touring, fans have come to want and expect my music to be delivered in a very personal way, and my commitment to that won’t change. In BBR Music Group, we’ve realized a like-minded passion and a simple obligation: don’t change the foundation of what I’ve built, but simply magnify the message. It goes without saying that BBR has the firepower and for that, I’m extremely excited.”

An incomparable warrior of national touring and curator of one of country music’s most beloved alter egos, Earl Dibbles Jr., Granger has always taken the path less traveled. He has cultivated a rabid social media following of nearly four million fans and consistently sells out headlining tours, breaking attendance and merchandise records. His brand new single, “Backroad Song,” is already making waves at country radio.

It is this rare, dynamic path to success and Granger’s contagious charisma that first caught the attention of Jon Loba.

“I tell unsigned acts looking for deals all the time to CREATE demand – prove to labels you can connect with an audience,” Loba tells Entreprenuer.com. “Granger is the epitome of doing just that AND is doing it NATIONALLY – not just regionally. His touring and merch business is already out-performing many signed acts with multiple hits.  We are so excited to add Granger to the BBR Music Group family and look forward to amplifying the RABID demand he has created for himself and his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr.”

Granger is once again partnering with the renowned Frank Rogers to co-produce his full-length debut with BBR Music Group. He will also continue to take his electrifying live show on the road in support of “Backroad Song” and will give fans a preview of new music as he rounds out his national fall tour.

Granger Smith tour dates:

8/19 – Meigs County Fair – Pomeroy, OH

8/20 – First Merit Bank Event Center – Saginaw, MI

8/21 – The Bluestone – Columbus, OH

8/22 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

9/4 –  Silver Saloon – Terrell, TX

9/5 –   Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Park – Sarepta, LA

9/11 – Backroad Bash – Vail, IA

9/12 – Downtown Mansfield – Mansfield, TX

9/18 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO

9/19 – The Single Barrel – Lincoln, NE

9/20 – First Avenue Club – Iowa City, IA

9/24 – The Shrine Mosque – Springfield, MO*

9/25 – Enid Event Center – Enid, OK*

9/26 – Muskogee Event Center – Muskogee, OK*

10/1 – Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT

10/2 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

10/3 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsberg, PA

10/4 – The Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

10/6 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

10/7 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT

10/8 – Asylum – Portland, ME

10/9 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

10/10 – Kegs Canal Side Event Center – Jordan, NY

10/11 – Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY

 

*Denotes show with Lee Brice

ABOUT BBR MUSIC GROUP

Founded by President/ CEO Benny Brown in 1997, the BBR Music Group has grown from a fledgling independent label into the largest independent Country label group in the United States whose umbrella now includes Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, RED BOW Records, BBR Management and publishing company Magic Mustang Music.  With a roster of talented artists that includes the RIAA’s #1 digital selling male Country artist of all time Jason Aldean, #1 chart-topper Dustin Lynch, Kristy Lee Cook and newcomers Jackie Lee and Jordan Rager, BROKEN BOW RECORDS continues to make a name for itself in the Country music industry.  Founded in March 2009 as a continuation of the passion and determination that spawned the success of Broken Bow, STONEY CREEK RECORDS boasts a roster which includes 2x ACM and 2012 CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” and GRAMMY nominees Thompson Square; #1 chart-toppers Randy Houser, Parmalee and newcomer David Fanning as well as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country Lindsay EllRED BOW RECORDS, in partnership with the country’s largest independent distributor RED Distribution, a Division of Sony, was founded in October 2012 and boasts an artist roster of 4x GRAMMY nominee and CMA and ACM award winner Joe Nichols, hit-maker Craig Campbell and hot Country newcomers Chase Bryant and Brooke Eden. The BBR Music Group label roster also includes multimedia superstar Trace Adkins.

The BBR Music Group is headquartered in Nashville, TN and is distributed by Sony RED.

http://www.bbrmusicgroup.com

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GRANGER SMITH’S FIRST SINGLE OFF NEW EP FEATURED IN TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF ABC’S NASHVILLE

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., (May 6, 2015) – Granger Smith’s current single, “Backroad Song,” makes its first appearance in primetime during tonight’s episode of ABC’s hit series Nashville, airing at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST. The song is the lead single on his just-released EP, 4×4 which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Country Album Chart and #6 on All Genres, further cementing Granger’s status as one of country music’s artists-to-watch.