Granger Smith

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Granger Smith
Also known as Earl Dibbles, Jr.
Born Dallas, Texas
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1998–present
Labels Pioneer
Website www.grangersmith.com

Granger Smith also known as Earl Dibbles Jr. (his alter-ego), is a country music singer and songwriter from Dallas, Texas. He has released seven studio albums, one live album, and one extended play. His seventh album Dirt Road Driveway was released in 2013 and reached number 15 on US country charts and number 11 on US indie charts.

Early life[edit]

Smith was born in Texas. At the age of fourteen, he became interested in music and decided to pursue it as a hobby, teaching himself guitar.[1] At age nineteen, Smith moved from Texas to Nashville, Tennessee and was quickly signed to a songwriting contract.

Musical career[edit]

Granger Smith was signed to a contract at the age of nineteen in Nashville, Tennessee. He has performed twice at the White House, and in 2008 he travelled to perform for soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait.[1]

Earl Dibbles Jr "alter-ego"[edit]

He is perhaps best known for his self made alter ego, Earl Dibbles Jr.[2] He "discovered" his alter-ego when he and his brother were playing with a camera at his family ranch when they were children.[3][4][5] Earl Dibbles Jr. was popularized by Smith's "The Country Boy Song."[6]

Philanthropy[edit]

Granger Smith has performed several concerts for overseas soldiers. He is a supporter of the Boot Campaign.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Smith attended Texas A&M, where he earned a Bachelor's degree. He lived in Nashville for five years but currently resides in Texas. He has been married to his wife, Amber, an actress, since February 11, 2010. They met on the set of a music video and she has been featured in several of his music videos since. He has one daughter, London, born in October 2011, and one son, Lincoln Monarch Smith, born January 7, 2014.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[9]
US
[10]
US
Indie

[11]
Waiting on Forever
  • Release date: November 30, 1998
  • Label: Granger Smith
Memory Rd.
  • Release date: 2004
  • Label: Granger Smith
Pockets of Pesos
  • Release date: May 11, 2005
  • Label: Granger Smith
Livin' Like a Lonestar
  • Release date: October 6, 2006
  • Label: Granger Smith
Don't Listen to the Radio
  • Release date: June 30, 2009
  • Label: Granger Smith
Poets & Prisoners
  • Release date: April 12, 2011
  • Label: Granger Smith
Dirt Road Driveway
  • Release date: April 16, 2013
  • Label: Pioneer Records
15 48 11
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Live at the Chicken
  • Release date: February 14, 2012
  • Label: Granger Smith

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
We Bleed Maroon
  • Release date: November 30, 2006
  • Label: Granger Smith

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Silverado Bench Seat"[13] Brian Lazzaro
"Miles and Mud Tires"[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, Natalie. "Granger Smith returns from Iraq, Kuwait, and White House". Lubbock-Avalanche Journal. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Granger Smith brings unique country music to Laramie on Monday". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  3. ^ *Please enter your name. (2014-02-12). "Granger Smith Announces Fourth Annual 100-Mile Walk for a Cause". Tasteofcountry.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Fair entertainment announced". Beatricedailysun.com. 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  5. ^ Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:37 pm (2014-01-30). "Texas country musician set to perform at Tumbleweed - ocolly.com : Home". ocolly.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  6. ^ Trigger. "The Curious Case of Granger Smith & Earl Dibbles Jr.". Saving Country Music. 
  7. ^ Hill, Sara. "Veterans United Live with country singer-songwriter Granger Smith". Veteran's United. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  8. ^ Whitaker, Sterling. "Granger Smith and wife welcome baby boy". The Boot. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  9. ^ "Granger Smith Album & Song Chart History – Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Granger Smith Album & Song Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Granger Smith Album & Song Chart History – Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ Matt Bjorke (October 30, 2013). "Country Album Chart News: The Week of October 30, 2013: Luke Bryan, Scotty McCreery Lead Chart, Brandy Clark Debuts". Roughstock. 
  13. ^ "CMT : Videos : Granger Smith : Silverado Bench Seat". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "CMT : Videos : Granger Smith : Miles and Mud Tires". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 

External links[edit]