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Granger Smith Pays Tribute to Father, Texas Roots in Moving New ‘Tractor’ Video

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One of Granger Smith’s most personal songs off Remington, easily, is “Tractor.” Smith wrote the tune in honor of his father, who passed away before Smith released the record.

Now, Smith honors his dad — and his Texas heritage — in the music video for “Tractor.” Shot at their family ranch in Texas, the video even features the aging tractor that inspired the tune. In the video, a silver-haired man drives the old tractor across the ranch. Gorgeous, sweeping shots show the land altogether.

It’s really Texas at its finest. The song is about learning to enjoy the slow-moving seat of the tractor since Smith’s dad passed.

Smith shared on Facebook that everything about the video is personal. “The man isn’t an actor,” Smith says. “[He’s] my dad’s lifelong best friend. This isn’t a music video set; it’s dad’s barn, dad’s field, dad’s tractor. I still miss him every day.”

Smith eventually shows up in the video with his own son, too. He even revealed awhile back he was actually hesitant to put “Tractor” on the record.

But the song obviously means a lot to him, and it’s a good thing he did. It clearly matters to his brother, too, who manages him. It’s a family affair with Granger Smith, and that makes this new video for “Tractor” all the sweeter.

Smith is currently at home healing up from a nasty mid-concert fall, which broke several ribs and punctured a lung.

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