Shellabration welcomes Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. as headliner for the Downtown Country Jam 2018. Staged in historic downtown Fort Dodge, this year's event builds on the momentum from last year's inaugural DCJ featuring LOCASH.
Granger Smith’s recorded his first album, Waiting On Forever, at age 19 as a freshman at Texas A&M University. He signed a writing and publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing a couple of years later, leaving Texas A&M in his junior year to relocate to Nashville, where he learned the writing and recording ropes in Music City while continuing to gig in the local bars and clubs. From 2005-2012 he released several albums including Memory RD., Pockets of Pesos, Livin' Like a Lonestar, We Bleed Maroon, Don't Listen to the Radio, Live at the Chicken, Poets & Prisoners. Dirt Road Drivewaywas written, recorded, and produced by Smithin his home studio in 2013. That project included a pair of tracks, "Country Boy Love" and "The Country Boy Song," attributed to Smith's comedic alter ego, Earl Dibbles, Jr.Smith’s portrayal of the redneck “Earl” went viral on YouTube and has become incredibly popular among fans on tour. 2015 saw Smith release 4x4, a four-song EP, which peaked at number six on the Country Albums chart and rose to 51 on the Top 200 Albums listing, while "Backroad Song" became a Top Ten country single, peaking at number one on Billboard's Country Airplay charts. In January 2016, Smithwas named Hottest Artist to Watch in 2016 by the online magazine Taste of Country, and his major-label debut, Remington, saw release in March 2016. The following year saw Smithissue his ninth full-length outing, When the Good Guys Win, which features the single "Happens Like That".
Granger's new single, "You're In It" will be released nationally on Monday, May 8th. It will be pretty exciting to see it rise in the charts prior to his appearance in Fort Dodge on September 22nd!