As Granger Smith rounded out the release of his Top 5 Country album Country Things, he wrapped his unprecedented contest to give away his very own truck. The Country star held the contest at the Yee Yee Farm where the five qualifying contest winners competed for the grand prize. The goal was to be the last to remove their hand from the truck, which posed as a challenge as the participants withstood 24 hours of cold, rain, and declining an onslaught of enticing offers. The truck couldn’t have gone to a better recipient as it went to ‘Mark from Wisconsin’ who was in need of a new vehicle for his family back home. The runner up, ‘Lauren from Ohio,’ stood toe to toe all night and finally accepted an offer to go on tour for a weekend with Granger in 2021. This really was a win-win for the both of them!
Country Things has already started shining its resonance with fans old and new as the chart-topping vocalist and songwriter’s 10th studio album has already sold over 10,000 physical copies in a climate where physical unit sales have been dwindling year by year. This album is for anyone who appreciates (or needs a reminder) of the little things in life that are sometimes overlooked. Split into two parts but painting one whole picture, Country Things is all about the things that money and politics and status can’t buy. According to American Songwriter, “As a songwriter, he captures the essence of what remains when all else has been taken away,” and PEOPLE hails “the artist who built his massive fan base on beer, boots and truck songs is still present … but Smith also has unflinchingly put the full range of his big heart on display.”
During street week of the album, Granger filmed the music video for “Diesel (feat. Earl Dibbles Jr,)” that amassed DOUBLE the number of views in the first 12 hours than his viral music video for “Holler” did in that window. The new music video has already been viewed over ONE MILLION times in ten days. Watch the video HERE.
Granger also appeared on NBC’s TODAY during the album’s street week where he caught up with Hoda and Jenna to talk about all things new album, what it was like being back in the studio, he and his family’s current life in Texas, and much more. Watch the whole conversation HERE.
The full-length album is meant to be listened to like a rollercoaster ride. It has highs and lows and, in the end, leaves the listener satisfied. Released in September, Country Things, Vol. 1 showcases the man, the father, the performer, and bona fide artist Granger has become. With songs such as “I Kill Spiders,” “Heroes,” and “Country & Ya Know It feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.”, Vol. 1 takes listeners through the up and down journey leaving them with heartfelt belly-laughs. Country Things, Vol. 2 is the final loop of the rollercoaster ride with songs such as “6 String Stories,” “Buy A Boy A Baseball,” and “Workaholic (feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.)” that bring it all home.
The album and contest are just another layer of Granger’s multifaceted life. Granger has his own outdoor apparel company called Yee Yee Apparel in which they have been able to donate over $230,000 to various charities they feel passionate about with the revenue generated from this company. From his family YouTube show “The Smiths,” to well-known alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr., to his No. 1 book “If You’re City, If You’re Country,” to his Granger Smith Podcast, to his hero-honoring documentary “They Were There: A Hero’s Documentary,” to his work with The River Kelly Fund, the chart-topper continues to build a brand synonymous with those who cherish hard work and those who want to live life to its fullest.
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 exceeding eight and half million along with more than one billion online video views. Signed to BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records, Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 smash “Backroad Song.” Smith was also awarded a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing and performing “Backroad Song” and followed it with the Top Five 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 PLATINUM. His album When The Good Guys Win spawned the hit “Happens Like That” that has been certified RIAA GOLD. Not only has Granger stacked major accolades as an artist, but he also released his first-ever book If You’re City, If You’re Country, which immediately hit No. 1 on Amazon best-selling lists. Known as an artist but also for his alter ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., his family’s YouTube series “The Smiths” and his iconic outdoor apparel company, Yee Yee Apparel, Smith is a jack of all trades. Additionally, Granger and his wife Amber Smith started The River Kelly Fund to bring awareness and invest in children in need, arts and education, wildlife preservation, military, veteran and first responder assistance, donor affiliations, and many more organizations in honor of their son River Kelly Smith. Taking all of these experiences and channeling them into good, Smith recently released his 10th studio album Country Things which ultimately showcases the man, the father, the performer and bona fide artist Smith has become.https://www.countryschatter.com/2021/01/granger-smith-gives-away-his-own-truck-to-lucky-fan-in-need/MiscellaneousPress ReleaseTV AppearanceCountry Things Vol. 1,Country Things Vol. 2,facebook,Granger Smith,NBC's Today,The River Kelly Fund,Yee Yee Apparel