Following his 80+ city, sold-out headlining “YEE YEE NATION” tour, country music sensation Granger Smith announced today his forthcoming EP, 4X4, will be available on May 4 via Thirty Tigers. Esteemed producer Frank Rogers, whose credits include Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner, helmed the four-song project, which includes a new track from Granger’s notorious country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr.
The EP’s debut single, “Backroad Song,” has garnered the #2 spot on the iTunes Country chart and has been applauded for its “strong songwriting” and “vivid imagery” (Taste of Country). The song impacts national radio and is available on iTunes today. Click HERE to listen to the track. An official lyric video will accompany the song and will hit YouTube and social media tomorrow.
“After years of making music in my home studio, it’s an honor to collaborate with my long time friend, Frank Rogers on this new EP and full length album,” said Smith. “I consider Frank as having the best ear for a country song in the entire industry and it has been so inspiring watching our two worlds come together to make music. As busy as I’ve gotten the last few years on tour, there’s no way for me to handle an entire project by myself anymore. The albums I release are stories of my life and there is no one I trust more with my songs than Frank Rogers.”
“I have been a friend and fan of Granger Smith for a long time,” mimicked Rogers. “He is a uniquely talented artist who has an amazing way of connecting with his fans through his music. He is honest, heartfelt, and down right hilarious. It has been an honor and a blast to collaborate with Granger on his new album. I feel the sky is the limit for Granger and I am proud to be along for the ride.”
Granger Smith is taking the U.S. by storm. His current “YEE YEE NATION” national tour has sold out and broken attendance records and merchandise sales records at nearly every venue. With a staggering 28.4 million YouTube views, a rabid social media following of over 3.3 million, Smith’s posts, shares and retweets generate astonishing engagement levels. On average, a post from Granger on Facebook reaches over 1 million and a post from his alter-ego “Earl Dibbles Jr.” reaches a whopping 22 million. Never in the history of country music has an unsigned artist had this kind of loyal and unwavering fanbase.
1. Backroad Song
3. Tailgate Town
4. City Boy Stuck (featuring Earl Dibbles Jr.)