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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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Granger Smith  05/26/2008            
Hey Granger! We loved seeing you at Blanco's on Friday!!!!! Can't wait to see you at the Firehouse next month!! -Haley
Granger Smith  05/17/2008            
L Erickson
We got the chance to see Granger in Heidelberg, Germany on the 15th. He was on the last leg of his month long tour performing for the troops. He and the band put on an excellent show with lots of great Texas music! It is very cool to get the opportunity to see the latest in Texas music. Please come back and see us again. And for you other Texan bands; come over and play for us! We don't get much real country here. The Germans think John Denver's "Take Me Home Country Roads" is country music! We need to show them Texas music! Thanks again Granger, we really appreciate your effort.
Granger Smith  05/13/2008            
Italian TX music lover
Thanks so much the show in Italy Granger!!! Come back real soon!
Granger Smith  05/11/2008            
We're missing you here in Texas Granger!!! Hurry up and get back so we can come see you...Thanks for playing for the troops, I'm sure they appreciate you guys playing music for them!!!
Granger Smith  05/06/2008            
Madison's Mommy
My two year old loves your music. I bought a couple of your CDs to play in the car, and discovered that she really likes your music. That puts you right up there with Lyle Lovett in her book. Your music makes her stop crying and start dancing. Thanks!
Granger Smith  05/06/2008            
Jerilyn Manders
Can't wait to catch a show when you get back to Texas Granger! Be safe and God Bless! -Jerilyn
Granger Smith  05/05/2008            
Thanks a ton for doing your tour in the Middle East! You don't know how much it means to those troops to hear some good 'ol Texas music!!!
Granger Smith  04/30/2008            
DJ Mike T
Great music from an up and coming star, who does his own thing. Great original music. A fan fave at Blue's Bar & Grill in Santa Fe. Mike Todaro Santa Fe, Texas
Granger Smith  04/30/2008            
Thanks for supporting our troops Granger!!!
Granger Smith  04/28/2008            
Jenny Sutherland
Granger, I am so appreciative and I know a lot of others are that you and your band are going over to the Middle East to perform for the troops!!! Thanks for all you do and we'll see you when you get back to the states! Love, Jenny
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