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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  04/23/2008            
See you at Harry's tonight!
Granger Smith  04/20/2008            
Jenny Jenkins
Awesome show at Coupland Granger!!! We drove all the way in from Oklahoma to see you there. We picked up some friends and relatives on the way. Your show did not dissapoint! I told em they would love a good ol Texas boy singin some good ol Texas country music!!! see you again soon hun!
Granger Smith  04/17/2008            
Terri Jenner
Looking forward to your show tomorrow night at Coupland Granger!
Granger Smith  04/09/2008            
Preston Bonham
Hey man, you were AWESOME at Chilifest!
Granger Smith  03/24/2008            
Tom Pearce
Great show at the Houston Rodeo Granger!
Granger Smith  01/06/2008            
Ryan Woodcraft
Granger has an amazing unique sound, and you can tell that every song he sings, has meaning behind. Gig 'Em!
Granger Smith  11/09/2007            
Ryan Baldwin
Granger and his band came over to Iraq to play for us, and I got one of his CD's "Pocket Full of Pesos" and have been hooked ever since. Granger is a phenomenal song writer and musician, he really represents the heart and soul of Texas country. His lyrics are those that we can all identify with and that creates a stronger connection to his music. Thanks Granger, keep up the good work.
Granger Smith  10/17/2007            
Craig Schrader
I believe that your song, "We Bleed Maroon" was outstanding. The fact that it was different from any other A&M song ever written was remarkable. I am also an Aggie and appreciate you respect. Thanks for the memories Granger...
Granger Smith  09/16/2007            
I love your Music Granger, and I think it is absolutely awesome that all proceeds from your "We Bleed Maroon" CD go to the We Bleed Maroon Scholarship Fund. You're a hell of a songwriter Granger.. Gig'em
Granger Smith  09/02/2007            
We Bleed Maroon-- WOW is this ever a song to be proud of! After seeing the video at Kyle Stadium and hearing your voice, you have a new fan. Can't wait to hear your next album and I just ordered your Lonestar cd. Keep it coming Granger and thanks for the Aggie tribute.
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