Granger Smith is a well known American singer and songwriter. He has released nine studio albums, one live album, and two EP’s. He has charted five times on the country airplay with, “Backroad Song”, “If the Boot Fits”, “Happens Like That”, “You’re In It”, and “That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads”.
Moreover, It’s been a year since Granger Smith lost his 3-year-old son, River, to a drowning accident, and the country singer now says, “I feel like I’ve died” — and, he adds, “It’s not a bad thing that that ‘me’ died. In fact, I think it’s all good. It’s only good.”
Granger Smith Son Cause of Death
Granger Smith lost his 3-year-old son, River, to a drowning accident. On the evening of June 4, 2019, Smith was playing in the yard of their home outside Georgetown, Texas, with River, his brother Lincoln, now 6, and sister London, now 8, while his wife, Amber, took a shower inside. As his attention turned to his older kids, Smith didn’t notice as River somehow breached the pool fence gate’s child-proof lock and headed into the water.
“It’s not like the movies,” says Smith. “To comprehend that you could lose someone to drowning 20 feet from you doesn’t make any sense unless you know how that process works and that it’s so silent. There isn’t splashing or gurgling or kicking. There wasn’t even a splash going in.”
Granger Smith Personal Life
Currently, Granger Smith and wife Amber with their children resided in Lincoln London.
On February 11, 2010, he married Amber Emily Bartlett. The duo met on the set of the music video for Smith’s song “Don’t Listen to the Radio”, and she has been featured in several of his music videos since. The couple had one daughter and two sons.
Smith announced that the couple’s youngest son, River Kelly Smith, had died following a drowning accident at their home, on June 6, 2019. River had also appeared in the video for “Happens Like That”. Other than River, couple also blessed with two children, a daughter London, 8, and son Lincoln, 6, at present.
Bio, Parents & Siblings
Smith was born on September 4, 1979 in Dallas, Texas. He became interested in music and decided to pursue it as a hobby, teaching himself guitar, at the age of 14. His family information is not known in public domain. He has siblings as well. Smith moved from Texas to Nashville after signing a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing, in 2019. As of education, he is well educated.
Granger Smith Wiki
|Real Name||Granger Kelly Smith|
|Nick Name||Granger Smith|
|Age||40 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB),|
|September 4, 1979|
|Profession||Country Singer & Songwriter|
|Famous For||He lost his youngest son River Kelly Smith|
|Current Residence||Austin, Texas|
|Height/ Tall||Feet & Inches: 5' 9"
Centimetres: 175 cm
Meters: 1.75 m
|Weight||Kilograms: 70 Kg
Pounds: 154 lbs
|Biceps Size||12 Inches|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||9 (US)|
|Parents||Father: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
|Siblings||Brother: Not Known
Sister: Not Known
|Previous Dating?||Amber Bartlett|
|Girlfriend/ Dating||Amber Bartlett|
|Wife/ Spouse||Amber Bartlett (Married 2010)|
|Children||Son: River Kelly Smith
& Lincoln Monarch Smith
Daughter: London Smith
|Net Worth||Approx U.S. $2 million|
|Studio Albums||1. Waiting on Forever (1999)
2. Memory Rd” (2004)
3. Livin’ Like a Lonestar (2006)
4. Poets & Prisoners” (2011)
5. When the Good Guys Win” (2017)
|Awards||Won the BMI Country Award for
the "Backroad Song"
|University||Texas A&M University|
|School||Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas|
|Hobbies||Music, Traveling, & Playing Guitar|
|Social Media Account|
|Social Media Account Links||Instagram, Twitter|
Granger Smith Career
Talking about his career, he launched his at an very early age. When he was 19-years-old, Granger Smith was signed to a contract in Nashville. He has performed three times at the White House, and in 2008 he traveled to perform for soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait. In 2013, his album ‘Dirt Road Driveway’ peaked at number 15 on US country charts and number 11 on US indie charts.
Smith announced he had signed with Broken Bow Records imprint Wheelhouse Records. Smith’s EP 4×4 was co-produced by Smith and Frank Rogers, on August 12, 2015. The album debuted on the Top Country Albums chart at number 6, and reached number 51 on Billboard 200. The lead single from the album was “Backroad Song”, which sold over 32,000 downloads in its first week of release.
Furher in late 2018, Smith released a single from his soundtrack album called, “They Were There”, A Hero’s Documentary, which came out on November 30, 2018. On July 19, 2019, Smith performed for an audience of 86,000 as the opening act for the Garth Brooks’ Stadium Tour at the Albertsons Stadium in Boise. Currently, he is busy with various singing projects as well.
Granger Smith Net Worth
Granger Smith net worth is estimated around U.S $2 million as of 2020. Currently, he is very focused on his career as well.
Granger Smith Age
Granger Smith age is 40 years old. He stands on a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall. He is a fitness freak as well and follows a strict diet plan.
Granger Smith Facts
- Wikipedia: It’s been one year since Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, experienced the greatest pain, the sudden, tragic loss of a child.
- Granger was playing gymnastics with her daughter when her son River died.
- Granger and Amber Smith made it a mission to create the River Kelly Fund in honor of their son.
- They created the tagline #LiveLikeRiv to encourage others to live in the moment.
- This fund is focused on seeking out and determining areas of need and invest in those most affected.
- Over the course of his groundbreaking career, Granger Smith has amassed a massive and rabid audience now known as “Yee Yee Nation” built through heavy touring and grassroots fan engagement.
- He now has a social media following of over seven and a half million along with over one billion online video views.
- His album When The Good Guys Win spawned the hit “Happens Like That” that peaked at 13 on Country charts.
- Granger also stacked major accolades as an artist, but he also released his first-ever book If You’re City, If You’re Country, which immediately hit No. 1 on Amazon best-selling lists upon its pre-order announcement.