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SOLD OUT - Granger Smith ft. Earl Dibbles Jr. [MONDAY SHOW]
Country music trailblazer, Granger Smith, is the flagship artist on BBR Music Group’s imprint, Wheelhouse Records. With sold-out national tours, a social media following of more than 5 million, and YouTube views exceeding 50 million, Granger Smith has amassed a rabid audience, while building a truly groundbreaking career. Granger’s newest album, Remington, released March 4 via Wheelhouse Records, claimed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes country album chart on release day and garnered him the No. 1 debut for first week sales via Nielson Soundscan (3/14). The album, produced by Granger Smith and Frank Rogers, features the hit single “Backroad Song,” which landed the No. 1 spot at country radio (Billboard Country Airplay, Mediabase and Music Row charts). The follow up single “If The Boot Fits,” is climing the charts and Billboard calls it one of their Country Songs of the Summer Picks.
Granger’s “YEE YEE NATION” national tour has consistently sold out and broken attendance records and merchandise records at nearly every venue over the past two years. He is playing some of the country’s biggest festivals throughout the summer and will be on tour with Florida Georgia Line this fall/winter.
Granger’s comical country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., has its own fanatical following and garnered him a weekly segment called “Dip ‘Em and Pick ‘Em” on CBS Sports Network’s “Inside College Football,” in which he has appeared for the past three seasons. Granger has even been recognized by Variety for being the brainchild behind Earl Dibbles Jr. (among other character alter-egos including Donny Cowboy and Live with Lionel) and named one of their annual and lauded 10 Comics to Watch for 2016.
Accolades continue to pour in for the fast-rising star. Granger has been named “Country’s Next Big Star” by Forbes, MusicRow’s “Next Big Thing,” Rolling Stone Country’s “New Country Artists You Need To Know,” Billboard’s “Artist To Watch,” Huffington Post’s “Top 20 Artists To Watch,” Taste of Country’s “Hottest New Act of 2016,” among others. He has appeared on the Today Show, Fox & Friends and performed on the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! to a jam-packed crowd. Granger celebrated another milestone in his prolific career when he made his Grand Ole Opry debut, delivering back-to-back performances at the legendary Ryman Auditorium also known as the “mother church.”
Over the past year Michelson has played more than 150 shows, opened for Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band and visited radio stations in over 120 cities across the country.
Raised in Corvallis, Oregon, Jackson Michelson kicked off his country career on the West Coast, carving out a sound that blended the rootsy twang of the American South with the sunny, feel-good spirit of the Pacific Coast. By the time he moved to Nashville, he'd already spent years on the road, playing in bands back at home.
It was then that he started writing. It was music shaped by what he listened to and where he came from. But most of the grunt work was done on the road, where connecting with new fans along the way was priority number one. To Michelson those fans were everything. They were his muse, his support system and his champions.
Now, with a record deal under his belt, Michelson is prepping for the next phase of his career. There are new shows to play, new songs to be written and new opportunities to explore. But he's still the boy from Corvallis, happy to sing — a life he's built himself, show by show, song by song — to an audience that continues to grow.