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Texas Thursdays: Granger Smith says Drive Now, Text Later

Mike Sudhalter  |  September 22, 2011


Country Mike and Granger Smith give the Gig 'Em Sign after a 2009 show at Dosey Doe's in The Woodlands

Granger Smith is a rising country star. Most Texas Music fans knows about him, but his potential is unlimited. He's unique in that he's got a sound that plays just as well in Nashville, as it does in Texas. His songs are catchy, too.

Smith's current album is "Sleeping On The Interstate," and the title track (now No. 6 on the Texas Music Charts) is about being in a band, sleeping on the bus and going from show to show.

There's one thing that Smith isn't doing on the Interstate or any other road, and that's TWD (Texting, While Driving).

Smith has started a campaign to prevent high school students from Texting, While Driving. He'll visit Bryan High School in Bryan, Texas tomorrow, to perform some songs from his album, but more importantly, to share his public service message.

Smith, a Dallas area native and proud Texas A&M graduate, has visited several high schools to discuss the topic with young drivers.

"There are so many tragedies in the world today, but accidents while texting and driving are so easily preventable," Smith said in a press release. "We are here to remind kids how easy it is to make a difference. Put the phone down, get home and text later. If I can convince at least one student to put their phone down while driving, then I feel that this campaign is a success."

It's good to see that Smith is stepping up for a good cause, and a few adults could probably learn a lesson from Smith.

This isn't Smith's first community service effort this year. He walked 100 miles from South Austin to Fort Hood to show support for U.S. Troops.

Hey Granger, Aggies, Longhorns, Bears and Red Raiders - we're all Texans - and we're all proud of everything you do!

:: Posted at 2:31 PM by Mike Sudhalter ::
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