Granger Smith has been honing his craft of singing and songwriting since his early teens and has continued to grow in his musicianship, exploding onto the Texas red dirt music scene.
Currently, “Sleeping on the Interstate” is the premiere single from Smith’s most recent album, Poets & Prisoners, and is sitting at #7 on the Texas Music Chart. This comes on the heels of an impressive list of previous hits for Smith. In 2008, he debuted “Colorblind,” which immediately landed right into the top Top 10. When his 2009 album, Don’t Listen to the Radio released, so did five more chart topping hits. Now, Smith is back with a fresh from-the-heart record that dropped April 12th to much critical acclaim.
“My intention with Poets & Prisoners is to bring people in closer,” Smith said. “I’ve taken and applied the lessons I learned from mistakes and successes of the previous albums; my greatest hope is that we satisfy our current fans while blazing a path for new ones that we might gain from this album.”
2011 is proving to be Granger Smith’s biggest year yet. With Poets & Prisoners, fans will take a heartfelt journey with Smith through an exceptionally dynamic record. Earnest melodies, fresh and honest lyrics to fall in love with- all brought to you through warm lead vocals, soaring guitars, funky mandolin & thematic piano highlights. Once again, this project comes straight from Smith’s home studio, featuring all of his road players and is led by the lyrical honesty of the radio single, “Sleeping On The Interstate.”
Granger Smith is an adept presence, both on stage and through the speakers, and with his continued rise in popularity he will soon be a household name in country music. But Smith insists he will always keep pushin’ the pedal.
“I think that, five years down the road, I’ll probably still be striving for something else that I’m not quite getting. I’m always looking towards the next step.”
Smith will continue touring extensively throughout Texas this summer. For all tour dates and more information, please visit www.grangersmith.com.