Platinum-selling country music artist, multifaceted entertainer and entrepreneur Granger Smith joined Premiere Networks as host of the award-winning Country radio program After MidNite in January 2022. Recently celebrating his one-year anniversary with the program, After MidNite with Granger Smith continues to feature the biggest hits in Country music, as well as exclusive artist interviews and performances, fan interaction and some extra special content from Smith’s alter ego, “Earl Dibbles, Jr.” The highly-acclaimed and top-ranked program, which is available to stations Monday through Sunday from midnight to 6 a.m., reaches millions of listeners on 200 radio stations nationwide and can also be heard on the American Forces Network and the iHeartRadio app.
Over the course of his groundbreaking career, 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 exceeding 12 million along with more than one billion online video views.
Signed to BBR Music Group's Wheelhouse Records, Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 smash “Backroad Song.” Smith was also awarded a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing and performing “Backroad Song” and followed it with the Top Five hit, “If The Boot Fits.” “Backroad Song” was one of the Top 10 Most Played Country singles of 2016 according to Mediabase and has been certified RIAA PLATINUM. His album When The Good Guys Win spawned the hit “Happens Like That” that has been certified RIAA GOLD.
Not only has Granger 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. The jack of all trades also hosts the Granger Smith Podcast – which consistently tops the iTunes podcast ranks in the music category; has a family YouTube series The Smiths; and an iconic outdoor apparel company, Yee Yee Apparel. Additionally, Granger and his wife Amber Smith started The River Kelly Fund to bring awareness and invest in children in need, arts and education, wildlife preservation, military, veteran and first responder assistance, donor affiliations, and many more organizations in honor of their son River Kelly Smith.
Taking all of these experiences and channeling them into good, Smith released his 10th studio album called Country Things, which ultimately showcases the man, the father, the performer and bona fide artist Smith has become.
Now, with more 1.3 billion on-demand streams, Granger made his acting debut in December 2022 in the Pureflix film Moonrise, and it includes music from his just-released new album of the same name. Produced by Granger with John Marlin, every song on the new record is featured in the movie and is available now.
In 2023, Granger announced he will release a book, “Like a River: Finding Faith and Strength to Move Forward after Loss and Heartach” on August 1, 2023. The book will chronicle he and his wife Amber's journey following the tragic loss of their son, River.