Country music chart-topper Granger Smith’s wildly popular country boy alter-ego Earl Dibbles Jr. is conquering new territory as he announced details today for his first-ever book, If You’re City, If You’re Country. First previewed in character this summer at the CMT Music Awards red carpet, the book will be released on AUGUST 21. The illustrated paper-back is a collection of comedic anecdotes comparing and contrasting city life and country life as narrated through a cartoon Earl Dibbles Jr. Included with the book is a 5-song EP of fan-favorite Earl Dibbles Jr. tracks.
Beginning now, fans can pre-order If You’re City, If You’re Country on Amazon.
Granger explained of the process, “This book has been several years in the making and I couldn’t be more excited to finally put the idea into fruition. Writing these jokes as a creative outlet has been the product of so many late night, after show laughs with the band. Earl in his entire existence has been a walking caricature and finally seeing him in all his glory come to life in illustrations seems so natural. Ultimately, I hope it makes people smile and the thought of that makes me happy.”
Notorious for being a comedy character who “became a cult hero and a YouTube star with millions of views for his videos” (CMT.com) and named a “Top Comic To Watch” (Variety), Earl and Granger have built a fanatical and loyal fan-base known as the “YEE YEE NATION,” parlaying into a combined social media following nearing 7 MILLION fans. In addition, YEE YEE has transformed into a skyrocketing lifestyle brand which includes apparel, and a proprietary energy drink called YEE YEE Energy.
Later this month, Earl and Granger are embarking on their second tour to Australia after undeniable fan demand down-under. The pair will also perform at North American fairs and festivals through Summer 2018.
For tour dates and more information, visit: www.grangersmith.com.
If You’re City, If You’re Country EP track listing:
1) “The Country Boy Song”
2) “Country Boy Love”
3) “City Boy Stuck”
5) “Don’t Tread On Me”
6) BONUS: “If You’re City, If You’re Country” (audio)
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 7 million and over 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. He released his current full-length album When The Good Guys Win on October 27, which has spawned the hit “Happens Like That” and newly-released single “You’re In It.” Granger is headlining his nationwide tour.
About Earl Dibbles Jr.: Earl Dibbles Jr. is the parody and brainchild of Country music chart-topper Granger Smith. Granger and Earl have a combined social network of 7 million and over a quarter billion online video views. Over the years, Smith has created many different character ‘alter-egos,’ but no one could predict the viral nature of country boy, Earl Dibbles Jr. It began in 2011 with a simple video and monologue, which instantly resonated with people all over the country. Since then, it has grown an entire brand, named Yee Yee, after Earl’s country slogan, including a clothing line and an energy drink, Yee Yee Energy.https://www.countryschatter.com/2018/07/earl-dibbles-jr-announces-details-for-forthcoming-book-if-youre-city-if-youre-country/BookNew ReleasesPress Release"You're In It",Backroad Song,BBR Music Group Wheelhouse Records,Earl Dibbles Jr,Granger Smith,Happens Like That,If You're City,If You're country