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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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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 106

Granger Smith  07/13/2009            
Love, Love, Love the new cd. Just got it on itunes and love every single song on it!!! -max
Granger Smith  07/12/2009            
New album is the best I've heard in Texas music the past 10 years!
Granger Smith  07/08/2009            
Easily my favorite Texas artist. New album is incredible!
Granger Smith  06/29/2009            
Amazing singer. Can't wait to get his new cd on July 14! See ya soon Granger! John
Granger Smith  05/17/2009            
Whish two songs sound alike? Take your little personal grudge elsewhere moron. You are a spineless internet worm. You obviously don't know anything about Granger.
Granger Smith  05/09/2009            
disrespectful, cocky, selfish, every song sounds the same
Granger Smith  04/22/2009            
Granger Smith  04/21/2009            
Saw Granger in Alabama at the Sticks Country Festival. He had an awesome show!
Granger Smith  04/18/2009            
Great songs!
Granger Smith  04/15/2009            
Nighthawk...haha you gotta be kiddin me princess! Granger Smith is not only one of the hottest up and coming Texas artist out there right now, he's also one of the nicest. I'm sorry you got your little feelings hurt cause he didn't play your song. lol
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