Smith has amassed a large following thanks in part to his alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., a stereotypical redneck who sings bro-country style songs about hunting, fishing, dip and not helping “city boys.” The 28-year old has toured relentlessly after releasing seven independent albums.
Frank Rogers has signed on to produce Smith’s debut album with the label. Rogers also produced the 4X4 EP alongside Smith. Lead single “Backroad Song” made its way onto ABC’s television drama Nashville and is finding its way onto radio charts.
In recognizing the hard work Granger Smith put into his career, Broken Bow VP Jon Loba says he is the “epitome” of connecting with an audience. “His touring and merch business is already outperforming many signed acts with multiple hits,” says Loba.
Smith had a Nashville record deal at the age of 19 that didn’t work out. He returned to Texas and began building a regional fan base before taking his band across the country, most recently on the 84-date “Yee Yee Nation” tour.