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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 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 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.

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