This weekend, CMT will premiere Granger Smith’s video for his current single “Happens Like That” on CMT Hot 20. The show airs Saturday (8/5) and Sunday (8/6) at 9/8am CT.
His most ambitious music video to date, “Happens Like That” is a visually bold project that brilliantly captures the intense emotion in the song. Directed by award-winning TK McKamy (Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y.”, Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”), the video stars Granger’s wife Amber and their youngest son, River. “Happens Like That” takes the viewer on love’s journey from a first glance across a crowded room, through a proposal, marriage and eventually starting a family.
“This has been the most extensive music video I’ve done, and we’ve done a lot of them. We shot the video in a massive cornfield and a silo and it gives the video this mysterious tone,” said Granger. “TK had a vision that the imagery would be kind of like a memory and these lightning strikes make time pass through these stages of life and love. It was amazing to have my beautiful wife Amber and my son River on set. My three kids have now all made cameos in my videos.”
To coincide with the world premiere, CMT is hosting the Granger Smith “Happens Like That” FlyAway Sweepstakes that will send a lucky winner and guest to West Palm Beach, FL on November 17 to meet Granger and be a VIP at the show. To enter, fans can visit: http://www.cmt.com/community/sweepstakes/2017/granger/
“Happens Like That” is the first single off Granger’s new album being released this fall and his fastest rising single. It continues to climb at radio and currently sits at No. 43 at MediaBase and Billboard.
ABOUT GRANGER SMITH Over the course of his groundbreaking career, Granger Smith has amassed a massive and rabid audience now known as “Yee Yee Nation” built through heavy touring and grassroots fan engagement. He now has a social media following of over 5.5 million and nearly a quarter of a BILLION online video views. Flagship artist on BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records, Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 single “Backroad Song.” Smith was also awarded a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing and performing “Backroad Song” and followed it with the Top 5 hit, “If The Boot Fits.” “Backroad Song” was one of the Top 10 Most Played country singles of 2016 according to Mediabase and has been certified RIAA GOLD. He was nominated as Best New Country Artist for the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards and was included in the 2017 crop of artists honored during the CRS “New Faces” show. Smith’s new single, “Happens Like That” was the #1 Most Added at Mediabase the week of release (June 12) and is available worldwide. Granger plans to release his next full-length album this fall. He will take a break from his national, headlining tour this fall to go on the road with Luke Bryan on the “Huntin’, Fishin’, And Lovin’ Every Day Tour.”http://www.countryschatter.com/2017/08/cmt-world-premieres-granger-smiths-happens-like-that-video-and-launches-granger-smith-happens-like-that-west-palm-beach-flyaway-sweepstakes/CMTContestsPress ReleaseVideosBackroad Song,CMT Hot 20,Florida Georgia Line,Fly Away Sweepstakes,Granger Smith,Happens Like That,RIAA Certified Gold,Thomas Rhett,TK McKamy