Granger Smith Bio, Age, Wife, Son Cause of Death, Music, Backroad Song

Granger Smith Biography

Granger Smith also known as Earl Dibbles Jr. is an American country music singer and songwriter.

Smith was born in Dallas, Texas. At the age of 14, he became interested in music and decided to pursue it as a hobby, teaching himself guitar.

He attended Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas. He later graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree. His song, “We Bleed Maroon” is about his time at A&M.

Granger Smith Age

Granger was born on September 4, 1979, in Dallas Texas. He is 39 years old as of 2018.

Granger Smith Wife

Granger is a married man. He is married to Amber Emily Bartlett. Granger and Amber met on the set of a music video and she has been featured in several of his music videos since.

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The couple got married on February 11, 2010. They are blessed with one daughter and two sons. On June 6, 2019, Granger announced that the couple’s youngest son, River, had died following an accident.

Granger Smith Son Death

On June 6, 2019, Granger took to Twitter to announce that his youngest son, River Kelly Smith, had died at the age of 3.

He said that the cause of death was due to a tragic accident.

Granger asked his fans to send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in Texas in his son’s honor instead of gifts.

“Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life,” Smith wrote in a statement Thursday.

The whole statement read;

“I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived.

Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life. Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Riv was special.

Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this.
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In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.”

Cause of Death

According to the people, a representative said the 3-year-old “died in a tragic drowning accident at home.”

 

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I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived. Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life. Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this. . . In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.

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Granger Smith Musical Career

At the age of 19, Granger was signed to a contract in Nashville. Granger has performed three times at the White House, and in 2008 he traveled to perform for soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait.

His 2013 album Dirt Road Driveway peaked at number 15 on US country charts and number 11 on US indie charts.

Granger Smith Backroad Song

His EP 4×4 was co-produced by Granger and Frank Rogers. 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”,. It sold over 32,000 downloads in its first week of release.

On August 12, 2015, Granger announced he had signed with Broken Bow Records imprint Wheelhouse Records, which also assumed promotion of “Backroad Song.

The record label released his album Remington, plus its second single, “If the Boot Fits”.

On 7 December 2018, Granger Released a Single from his soundtrack album called They Were There, A Hero’s Documentary (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’. It came out on Itunes on the 30th November 2018.

His single called They Were There and the Music Video came out on the same day, which was the 7th December 2018.

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