Granger Smith is an American country singer and songwriter who earned plenty of success with the release of three consecutive Top 20 country hit tracks, “Backroad Song,” “If the Boot Fits,” and “Happens Like That.” In addition, the Texas native has released a total of nine albums, of which the last two albums, “Remington,” “When the Good Guys Win,” managed to peak within the top 5 on Billboard’s “Hot Country Songs,” and “Independent Albums” charts. He is a Baptist minister at his church in Austin, Texas. In April 2023, he announced that he was quitting his music career to pursue his career in ministry. Here’s everything you need to know about Granger Smith, a singer-turned-Southern Baptist minister.
Granger Smith Biography
Granger Smith was born on the 4th of September 1979, in Dallas, Texas, United States of America. According to his birthday. he is 44 years old as of 2023.
|Birth Name||Granger Kelly Smith|
|Nickname||Earl Dibbles Jr.|
|Date of Birth||September 4, 1979|
|Place of Birth||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Age||4 years old|
|Profession||Country Singer, Songwriter|
Family and Education
Speaking about his family and early life, there is not much information regarding his parents. He grew up with his two brothers in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. He attended Lake Highlands High School in Dallas before graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M.
Granger Smith Personal Life
Granger Smith married actress Amber Emily Bartlett on February 11, 2010. He met her for the first time while filming a music video, and thereafter, Emily has featured in several of his music videos. The couple dated for a while before getting married to each other.
Emily is known for her role in films like “Monsterwolf,” “Hot Air” and “Beneath the Darkness.” She attended the University of Texas where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communication/News in 2005.
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, London Smith, on October 3, 2011. She gave birth to their second and third child, both sons, Lincoln Monarch Smith, born on January 7, 2014, and River Kelly Smith, born on May 16, 2016, respectively. Granger shared a heartbreaking post on June 6, 2019, that they lost their youngest son River to a “drowning accident at their home.”
Their fourth child, a baby boy, Maverick Beckham Smith was born on August 20, 2021.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 9 inches|
Centimeters – 175 cm
Meters – 1.75 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 74 kg|
Pounds – 163 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Granger Smith released her debut studio album titled “Waiting on Forever” on November 30, 1999. He himself released the album. As of 2019, he has released nine studio albums, one live album, two extended plays, and seventeen singles.
He is quite famous for his studio albums like “Dirt Road Driveway,” “Remington,” and “When the Good Guys Win”. The former charted at No. 15 on the US country charts and No. 11 on the US indie charts. He released the last two albums after signing a lucrative deal with Broken Bow Records imprint Wheelhouse Records.
The album “Remington,” debuted at #3 on the US country charts and topped the US indie charts, while his recent album “When the Good Guys Win” peaked at #2 and #4 on the US country and indie charts.
He has quite an impressive fan following on social media platforms with over 800k followers on Instagram, 500k followers on Twitter, and around 1 million followers on Facebook. He runs a self-titled YouTube channel on which he has over 400k subscribers.
Granger Smith Net Worth
According to several sources, Granger’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million dollars. He earns most of his wealth from his incredible music career as well as from advertisements and public appearances.
Granger Smith Facts
He explored his love for music at the age of 14 and started pursuing his music career by teaching himself to play guitar.
Granger relocated to Nashville, Tennessee upon signing a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing at just 19 years old.
He has performed at the White House three times and has even traveled to perform for soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait in 2008.
His alter ego is Earl Dibbles Jr.
An online magazine known as Taste of Country named him the Hottest Artist to Watch in 2016.
In 2016, he won the BMI Country Award at BMI Awards for his hit number “Backroad Song”.
Some of his notable songs include “Backroad Song”, “If the Boot Fits”, and “Happens Like That”.
Smith released his eleventh studio album “Moonrise” in November 2022, which was featured in the 2022 movie of the same name.
He decided to quit music in April 2023 and announced that his “Like A River Tour” would be his last tour. He became a Southern Baptist minister at his church in Austin, Texa
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