Granger Smith Announces New Two-Part Album, 'Country Things'
By Blake Taylor
August 28, 2020
Granger Smith has new music on the way! The country star announced his plans to release a new two-part album dubbed Country Things, with the first half arriving on September 25.
Country Things Vol. 1 will offer fans a look into the Smith family's life after the tragic passing of River Smith, who drowned in their backyard pool in June of 2019. Music has been a big part of the grieving and healing process for Granger, which he says will be reflected on this project.
"My life is just … different now. Or maybe a better way to put it is, I see life differently now," he explains. "This collection focuses on the things that money and politics and status can’t buy. The things that you can center on and I want to live my life for. The things you want to raise your kids with and find joy in. The country things."
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A LONG road got me to this post. . A lot of life has happened these past 20 months and on & off, through it all, I’ve been hunkered up in my little home studio singing about it. Sometimes I use music to forget about life. Sometimes I use it to remember it. Most times I use it to feel the emotions deeper. I think we all kinda do that. . All that to say, this is my 10th studio album and I feel like it’s also my best. (Including Vol 2 coming later) My hope is that these tunes...from the light hearted windows down songs, to the more deep thinkin’ ones, connect with you like they do with me. . I’m releasing 2 of my favorites tonight (8.27) so tag a friend and lemme know if we’re on the right track! . If you really want to be able to help an artist like me in this modern music world, go to wherever it is you find music (link in bio) and pre-save, pre-add, pre-order stream it off your phone and CRANK IT UP! Love y’all. Yee Yee! #countrythings #September25
In addition to revealing details on his new album, Granger also decided to share two of his "favorite" songs with fans. "Hate You Like I Love You" and the title track, "Country Things" arrived on Friday (August 28).
Both songs, which can be heard below, will be featured on the first part of Granger's new album along with his previously released single, "That's Why I Love Dirt Roads." Fans who pre-order the album now will receive all three of the tracks instantly.
Country Things Vol. 1 follows up Granger's 2017 release, When the Good Guys Win.
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