|Full Name||Granger Kelly Smith|
|Birthday||September 4, 1979 (Age 44)|
|Birthplace||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Relationship Status||Married to Amber Smith|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube|
As a longtime fan, I‘m thrilled to provide an in-depth introduction to country star Granger Smith! With hits like "Backroad Song" and "If the Boot Fits", Smith has become one of the genre‘s biggest viral sensations.
Early Life and College Years
Born in Dallas and raised in Flint, Texas, Smith grew up loving the outdoors. At Texas A&M University, he studied architecture and played football. With his college buddies, he formed the band West 40 and started performing at local bars.
Move to Nashville
After graduating in 2001, Smith moved to Nashville to pursue country music fame. He spent years honing his songwriting and released indie albums like One Thing in Life (2002) and Off the Beaten Path (2008).
Rise to Fame
Smith‘s big break came in 2015 with "Backroad Song" – an irresistibly catchy, red dirt-flavored track. He promoted it through a viral video of himself singing in a pickup truck bed. Fans connected with the down-home lyrics and country vibe. The song hit #1 on the Billboard Country chart!
With this newfound success, Smith signed with Broken Bow Records. Debut album Remington reached the Top 5 in 2016, followed by more hit singles like "If the Boot Fits" and "Happens Like That."
Alter Ego Earl Dibbles Jr.
No Introduction to Granger Smith is complete without mentioning his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. As Dibbles, Smith exaggerates country stereotypes for comedy. Songs like "The Country Boy Song" showcase his humor and showmanship. Though meant as parody, the Dibbles videos have expanded Smith‘s fanbase.
Yee Yee Nation
Smith has cultivated an amazing community known as the Yee Yee Nation. With his Southern personality and country boy cred, he‘s united fans around the "yee yee" lifestyle. They‘re attracted to his authenticity and good-natured spirit.
In recent years, Smith has continued releasing irresistible country hits and entertaining as Earl Dibbles Jr. 2021 album Country Things, Vol. 1 debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts. As a longtime fan, I‘m amazed by his creativity and talent. Granger Smith has carved out a unique place in country music, and I can‘t wait to see what he does next!