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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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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: These Eagles keep songs alive and well – The newly reconfigured Eagles lineup, which now includes Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in place of the late Glenn Frey, hasn't changed its set much since this modified grouping's debut at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Don Henley announced from the outset, though, how the group continues to tour primarily so it can keep the Eagles' many great songs alive.... »»»
Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
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