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Granger Smith Reflects on Life Changes in New Video for ‘Happens Like That’

Granger Smith gets personal in his “Happens Like That” video that premiered this past weekend on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown. The video hits close to home for Smith while featuring his wife and youngest son, River.

“Happens Like That” carries the viewer through a series of Smith’s biggest life moments while in the middle of a cornfield. The journey starts at finding the one and continues through to proposing, marriage and having children.

Award-winning TK McKamy directs the video. His directing credits include Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y” as well as Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man.”

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Though there are few changes in scenery, each one is dramatic. The overall tone carries a sense of mystery with flashes of lightning fast forwarding time. Smith says this video is his most daring yet.

“This has been the most extensive music video I’ve done, and we’ve done a lot of them,” Smith says. “We shot the video in a massive cornfield and a silo and it gives the video this mysterious tone.”

The best part of course for Smith was making it a family affair. “It was amazing to have my beautiful wife Amber and my son River on set. My three kids have now all made cameos in my videos.”

“Happens Like That” is Smith’s fastest rising single to date. It’s the first from his new album coming this fall. The singer received also his first No. 1 in 2016 with “Backroad Song.”

“Happens Like That” Lyrics

You order a drink, it goes down smooth
Before you can blink, it turns into two
It was just gonna be another night with the boys
Shooting some pool, pickin’ a stool and making some noise
Then she walks in and I never dance
Turns into tippin’ the band, and taking her hand… ah man

It happens like that
Outta the blue sky, lost in her blue eyes
Yeah, when it happens like that
Nothing to lose turns right into you
Doing all you can do just to keep her around
Till the moon goes down and you’re back at your house
One thing leads to another, you’re loving each other
One look and you never look back
It happens like that
It happens like that

I guess that’s what you get
It’s true what they say
As soon as you stop looking, it’s right in front of your face
Cause there you were and there I was and here we are, I tell you what

True love, it happens like that
Outta the blue sky, lost in her blue eyes
Yeah, when it happens like that
Nothing to lose turns right into you
Doing all you can do just to keep her around
Till the moon goes down and you’re back at your house
One thing leads to another, you’re loving each other
One look and you never look back
It happens like that, yeah

Ever wonder how
Just one drink
Turns into one knee down with a diamond ring

It happens like that
Outta the blue sky, lost in her blue eyes
Yeah, when it happens like that
Nothing to lose turns right into you
Doing all you can do just to keep her around
Till the moon goes down and you’re back at your house
One thing leads to another, you’re loving each other
One look and you never look back
It happens like that

You order a drink, it goes down smooth
Before you can blink, it turns into two

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