Granger Smith & Wife Amber Welcome 4th Baby: Maverick Beckham

By Kelly Fisher

August 20, 2021

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It’s a boy!

Granger Smith announced on his social media channels Friday afternoon (August 20) that he and his wife, Amber Smith, have welcomed their newborn son. The “Backroad Song” country artist wrote on Instagram: “He’s here! Wow…so many emotions. Maverick Beckham Smith made his debut today. He and @amberemilysmith are doing great 🙏🏼”

Granger and Amber revealed Maverick’s name in a video on their YouTube channel earlier this year, explaining how it honors their late son River. Amber explained that she “really wanted 'Riv' to be in the name.” Granger added at the time: “I’ve liked the name Maverick my whole life, and it's always been just an awesome name to me…And most importantly, to us, it has the letters R-I-V, which he'll forever be connected to his brother, his big brother Riv.” Granger added that “Beckham…means essentially, home by the river.”

He took to Instagram last week, six days away from Amber’s due date, reiterating the significance of Maverick’s name. It includes the letters R, I and V for River, Granger included the RC Sproul quote “there is no maverick molecule in the universe outside the sovereignty of God,” and finally, admitted “ok…fine…Top Gun was my favorite movie as a kid!”

Maverick is the fourth child, officially making the Smiths family of six. See the first photo of newborn Maverick here:

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