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Smith signs with Broken Bow

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 – Texas artist Granger Smith signed with the Broken Bow Records group, he announced today.

Smith will record a full-length with Frank Rogers, who also produced Brad Paisley. The two worked together on Smith's "4x4" EP.

"I've held off for years in partnering with a record label because of my obsessive passion for writing, creating and releasing music my own way," said Smith. "Because of my dedication to touring, fans have come to want and expect my music to be delivered in a very personal way, and my commitment to that won't change. In BBR Music Group, we've realized a like-minded passion and a simple obligation: don't change the foundation of what I've built, but simply magnify the message. It goes without saying that BBR has the firepower and for that, I'm extremely excited."

"I tell unsigned acts looking for deals all the time to create demand - prove to labels you can connect with an audience," said Broken Bow's Executive Vice President Jon Loba. "Granger is the epitome of doing just that and is doing it nationally - not just regionally. His touring and merch business is already out-performing many signed acts with multiple hits. We are so excited to add Granger to the BBR Music Group family and look forward to amplifying the rabid demand he has created for himself and his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr."

Dibbles is an overall-clad, farm boy, who chews tobacco and rides a monster truck (at least in videos). During concerts, Smith assumes the persona of Dibbles for part of the show.

Smith has released seven full-lengths, one live album and one EP on his own.

Smith will continue a heavy tour schedule. Dates are:
Aug. 19 - Meigs County Fair - Pomeroy, OH
Aug. 20 - First Merit Bank Event Center - Saginaw, MI
Aug. 21 - The Bluestone - Columbus, OH
Aug. 22 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 4 - Silver Saloon - Terrell, TX
Sept. 5 - Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Park - Sarepta, LA
Sept. 11 - Backroad Bash - Vail, IA
Sept. 12 - Downtown Mansfield - Mansfield, TX
Sept. 18 - The Blue Note - Columbia, MO
Sept. 19 - The Single Barrel - Lincoln, NE
Sept. 20 - First Avenue Club - Iowa City, IA
Sept. 24 - The Shrine Mosque - Springfield, MO*
Sept. 25 - Enid Event Center - Enid, OK*
Sept. 26 - Muskogee Event Center - Muskogee, OK*
Oct. 1 - Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, CT
Oct. 2 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
Oct. 3 - Sherman Theater - Stroudsberg, PA
Oct. 4 - The Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
Oct. 6 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
Oct. 7 - Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT
Oct. 8 - Asylum - Portland, ME
Oct. 9 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
Oct. 10 - Kegs Canal Side Event Center - Jordan, NY
Oct. 11 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
* Denotes show with Lee Brice

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When the Good Guys Win CD review - When the Good Guys Win
For his ninth studio album, "When The Good Guys Win," Granger Smith used outside writers for half the 14 tracks. It is appropriate that Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard has a co-write credit. Much like FGL's sound, this effort feels like it was presented to a focus group of contemporary country listeners for approval before the final cut. The production is glossy, the melodies catchy and the themes bro country.The opening track sets the tone for the 49-minute collection. »»»
Remington CD review - Remington
On the surface, Granger Smith seems like the type of artist who would be regularly topping modern country charts. Instead, he has existed in the underground, never quite getting his break on country radio until now. "Remington" is full of radio friendly country music complete with elements of hip hop beats and Auto Tuned vocals, the same sound that Jason Aldean frequently tops the charts with. Smith's recent signing to Aldean's Broken Bow Records imprint, Wheelhouse, suggests »»»
4x4 CD review - 4x4
Granger Smith may be new to some, but the Texas native is a seasoned veteran. The University of Texas grad has seven studio albums and a live one to his credit. Now he adds an EP, "4x4" to his discography. It is essentially an 18-minute country music state of the union with an unoriginal four-song collection of boilerplate redneck bro country. The opener "Backroad Song" is a catchy mandolin driven road anthem in the vein of Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Sweeney maintains her musical integrity – Sunny Sweeney has gone the big label route and even earned a hit with "From a Table Away," but truth be told, she's better off without the baggage of the bigs, especially given the consistent quality and musical vision that was so clearly and admirably on display on this evening. When the East Texas native started her career, she was... »»»
Concert Review: Live, Shelley proves she's the real deal – After the concert, Joan Shelley was greeted by a fan at the near sold-out club who had never seen her before. The first timer told the Louisville, Ky.-based folk-oriented singer that she wanted to see for herself if Shelley's vocals were the real deal live. The fan walked away mighty impressed -based on her comments - and it was easy to see why.... »»»
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