Smith takes over the radio show
Smith will replace Cody Alan, whose departure was announced on Tuesday.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome a multiplatform talent of Granger’s caliber to our Premiere family,” said President Julie Talbott. “His unique perspective as a country music artist will no doubt resonate with our loyal listeners, and we are confident that he will bring a new level of energy and excitement and connection with people. that will really shine on After MidNite. ”
CMT had collaborated on the show, but that will no longer be the case.
Smith is the show’s third permanent host. Blair Garner, who founded the show in 1993, hosted until June 2013. Alan finally passed that November.
Smith also has other media companies. Smith will continue to host and produce his Granger Smith podcast and YouTube family show The Smiths. Smith also plays a leading role in clothing / lifestyle brand Yee Yee Apparel, which he started with his brothers Parker and Tyler.
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Flight. 2 of Granger Smith’s “Country Things” begins with “Man Made,” a clever track, which postulates that men may have made the world, but women made men. He has writing credit on five of the seven tracks. As usual, a few are from his alter ego Earl Dibbles. Jr. Typically, Mr. Dibbles generally tries far too hard to convince the listener that he belongs to the genre. In the first 60 seconds of “Diesel” he “put on his wetsuit and a good dive. …
Fearing that the 16 songs that made up “Country Things” would get lost on a single album, Granger Smith opted for an opus. Volume 1 begins with the title song; co-written by Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line. It starts with a simple violin and a laundry list of G rated country things. There is no mention of alcohol, women, or pickup. He refreshingly opts for rope swings, corner stores and other pieces of Americana. He feels inspired by the pandemic with his focus on …
For his ninth studio album, “When The Good Guys Win,” Granger Smith brought in outside writers for half of the 14 tracks. It’s fitting that Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard has co-writing credit. Much like the sound of FGL, this effort feels like it was presented to a focus group of contemporary country listeners for approval before the final cut. The production is brilliant, the melodies catchy and the country themes. The opening track sets the tone for the 49-minute collection. …