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"I cannot rest from travel: I will drink Life to the lees." — Alfred Tennyson Still in his 20s, he’s played all over the world – two tours in Europe, two tours in Iraq and Kuwait for the American Soldiers, and two shows at the White House, including a performance for President Bush. Granger Smith will never say he didn’t “live life to the lees.” “Music is what I do,” says Smith. “If I can help someone get lost in the moment of a song long enough to forget the worries of the world, or long enough to remember what’s most important, then I’ve done my job.” Granger’s musical contributions are not limited to the exotic travels or remote locations. Since his early teens, the native Texan has been writing, singing and honing his craft as a musician. At 19, his work paid off by landing him a deal with EMI Music Publishing in Nashville. Smith, a former member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M, followed his dream on what would be a five year stay in Tennessee. “That experience at 19 years old was critical in developing who I am today as an artist,” says Granger. “I tried to soak in the craft of songwriting like a sponge from the older guys I was paired with. I credit so much of my learning to those mentors.” In 2004, upon signing a new publishing contract with Universal South recording artist, Phil Vassar, Granger was given the freedom to return to Texas and rediscover himself as an artist. He re-entered the Texas market and re-enrolled at Texas A&M University. Over the next two years, Smith released three albums and received his bachelor’s degree from A&M – all while tearing up the Texas highways on the way to his next show. As an aid to developing his signature sound, Smith recorded and produced his most recent albums in his own studio with his own band. “The freedom to take our time in the studio with my own band is priceless,” says Granger. In appreciation for his alma mater, Smith also wrote the song “We Bleed Maroon,” with proceeds going to a scholarship fund for incoming students with exceptional spirit. Smith reflects, “I realized that I hadn’t written a song about the thing I know the most about, which is being an Aggie.” The song is adopted as a modern day anthem for Aggie fans and can be heard on game day with the video playing on the jumbotron at all Texas A&M home football games. On May 31, 2008, “We Bleed Maroon” reached a new high, literally, when traveling on the Space Shuttle Discovery at the request of Astronaut Michael Fossum, a fellow Aggie, and the STS-124 Crew. Granger is an adept presence – on stage and through the speaker – and with the continued rise of popularity, he will soon be recognized throughout America. However, the imminent question must be asked: Is the world ready for Granger Smith?
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04/29/2011 - Texas singer completes march from Austin to Fort Hood - Read More
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10/21/2010 - Granger Smith will headline at 'Rodeo' - Read More
09/09/2010 - Well-traveled Granger Smith to play in Lubbock - Read More
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Granger Smith  10/08/2005            
Aaron Watson/Jake Kellen FAN!!
I am an Aaron Watson and Jake Kellen Fan from Lubbock Texas. I saw your name on Jake's review page and stopped by. I guess there are a lot of you young guys out there. Somebody has to replace the old guys some day. Good Luck!
Granger Smith  09/29/2005            
Granger Smith  07/06/2005            
Connie R
He is a great singer! I love every song on his CD Memory Road. usually i only like one or two songs on a CD but all of his are great. I seen him preform on Fourth of July 2005 in Baytown, Tx and he was great! I can't wait to see him again. By the way I was first in line to get his autograph.
Granger Smith  07/03/2005            
i guess it was about 99 in College Station, TX when I introduced Granger to most of his band after he came back from dallas with a finished cd. Then he dropped all of them to take his shot in nashville. Hope everything is going good Granger.
Granger Smith  04/26/2005            
Granger Smith  02/22/2005            
Nick Bradford
I love this cd. I would suggest granger for anyone who likes good texas country with a great upbeat tune.
Granger Smith  02/20/2005            
Fan from home
Granger has the heart for the music, which make his songs real. Incredible writer! Can't wait to see where he goes!
Granger Smith  02/04/2005            
Holler and swaller! I'm waiting on the next CD...
Granger Smith  01/30/2005            
Muy bueno! I'm a believer!
Granger Smith  11/09/2004            
A Fan
Granger is an incredible performer, and is destined to hit it big! His songs are catchy, and his lyrics are expertly crafted.
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