1. 5 Ways 'Backroad Song' Singer Granger Smith Built His Country Career

    March 07, 2016 5:11 PM EST has started out right for Granger Smith . The Texan recently topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart with “Backroad Song,” and released his debut album Remington  for Wheelhouse Records on Friday, March 4. However, the disc is not his first rodeo. Smith has been releasing music since…

  2. Anatomy Of a Hit: Granger Smith Takes 'Backroad' to Success

    February 24, 2016 11:49 AM EST For many country radio programmers and Music Row executives, Granger Smith was an unfamiliar name until last year. But the fans knew who he was. Right under Nashville’s nose, the Texas-based singer had built a solid touring business, amassed an impressive social media following and -- perhaps…

  3. Granger Smith Credits 'Backroad Song' Success to Chatty Fans: 'They Are So Vocal About It'

    April 16, 2015 9:25 PM EDT Granger Smith has been building a national following by creatively and genuinely engaging his fans one by one, room by room. With his latest single, "Backroad Song," it appears that even more will take notice. "Backroad Song" is the first single from his new EP…

  4. Granger Smith on 'Dirt Road Driveway' Follow-Up & Making Football Picks as Earl Dibbles Jr.

    December 01, 2014 5:30 PM EST Granger Smith paid a visit to Music City recently, headlining a sold-out show at Exit/In. Smith said playing in Nashville offers a special vibe. "Nashville is one of the most rewarding and exciting places for us to play. The guest list is astronomical, since so many of our friends and…

  5. Bubbling Under: Madeon Makes Moves Ahead of Lady Gaga Tour

    October 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Madeon, Willy Moon, Granger Smith and Bridget Kelly. Madeon Ranked by Billboard.com as one its "21 Under 21" this year,…

  6. 615 Spotlight: Granger Smith Introduces Earl Dibbles, Jr.

    June 19, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Texas Music Star Connects With Gun-Totin' 'Country Boy' Character Texas artist Granger Smith loves to create. In the past year, he has released two very well received albums -- the studio disc Poets & Prisoners as well as the recent live album Live At The Chicken, recorded…