MP3 Granger Smith - Don´t Listen to the Radio
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13 MP3 Songs in this album (47:00) !
Related styles: COUNTRY: Country Rock, COUNTRY: Modern Country
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Still in his 20s, heâs played all over the world â 3 tours in Europe, 3 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 didnât âlive life to the lees.â
âMusic is what I do,â says Smith. âIf 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 whatâs most important, then Iâve done my job.â Grangerâs 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. âThat experience at 19 years old was critical in developing who I am today as an artist,â says Granger. âI 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.â
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 bachelorâs degree from A&M â 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. âThe freedom to take our time in the studio with my own band is priceless,â says Granger.
In appreciation for his alma mater, Smith also wrote the song âWe Bleed Maroon,â with proceeds going to a scholarship fund for incoming students with exceptional spirit. Smith reflects, âI realized that I hadnât written a song about the thing I know the most about, which is being an Aggie.â 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, âWe Bleed Maroonâ 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 â on stage and through the speaker â 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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