Raised in Dallas, Texas, Granger Smith is a country singer-songwriter. He self-released six albums between 1999 and 2011 before being signed to Thirty Tigers in 2013. Smith's first album with Thirty Tigers, Dirt Road Driveway, was released in April 2013. After moving to Wheelhouse Records in 2015, Granger released his first top ten album, Remington. Remington produced two chart-topping singles, "Backroad Song" and "If the Boot Fits." "Backroad Song" went to No. 1 on the US country chart and No. 2 on the Canada Country Chart. It won the BMI Country Award in 2016. "If the Boot Fits" was top ten in the US and Canada. In 2017, Granger released "When the Good Guys Win" which peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. country chart. The album includes two top 40 hits: "Happens Like That" and "You're In It." Smith has also released a live album and two EPs. Before headlining his shows, Smith opened for Luke Bryan on the Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day tour and Florida Georgia Line on the Dig Your Roots Tour. Smith has also traveled overseas to play for US troops, and he has performed at the White House three times.
Also Known as Earl Dibbles
During the first decade of his career, Granger Smith self-released his music and managed his career with extensive touring and a broad social media presence. He and his brother invented online personalities to promote Smith's music, and one, Earl Dibbles Jr., became a viral sensation. Dibbles remains an integral part of Smith's live performances. He always appears in bib overalls, cowboy boots and a white tank top. On stage and in videos, Dibbles chews tobacco, smashes beer cans and shouts his trademarked "Yee Yee." Smith wrote "Country Boy Song" for Dibbles.
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Is Granger Smith coming to a city near me?
Granger Smith is currently on tour in the US playing festivals and venues like Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas and Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
What can I expect from a Granger Smith concert?
Granger Smith plays a high-energy set of country music including songs from all of his albums and an acoustic set. Smith talks about his love for the fans, his love for US troops and the stories behind his songs. He often waves an American flag or a "Don't Tread on Me" flag. Late in the show, Smith will play his hit "If the Boot Fits" and audience members hold their boots up in the air. Often, Smith's alter ego Earl Dibble Jr. will take the stage for an encore.
Who are some of Granger Smith's influences?
Granger Smith started playing guitar at 14 because he was a big fan of George Strait. He also cites The Eagles as a big influence on his music.
What is an example of a Granger Smith concert setlist?
Smith usually plays 15 or 16 songs starting most sets with "Holler" or "Stutter" from When the Good Guys Win. He usually performs two or three covers including Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" and Garth Brooks' "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)" and ends the set with "If the Boot Fits." Earl Dibbles Jr., Smith's alter ego, usually performs "Country Boy Song" as the encore.