Smith went on to win a BMI Country Award for his catchy hit "Backroad Song" in , and the song sold 32, copies in the first week in addition to ranking No. After touring the country, Smith gained a loyal fanbase, known as Yee Yee Nation, and released nine studio albums. However, success didn't always come easy for Smith. They said no one would come to my shows if we toured outside of my home state, so we toured on the West Coast, the East Coast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the Midwest. Smith went on to marry Amber Smith — who he met when he was casting for his "Don't Listen to the Radio" music video, per TasteofCountry. The couple later welcomed three kids, daughter London and sons Lincoln and River, into their lives. But tragedy struck in when the Smiths' youngest son, River, tragically died.
River Smith's death happened in '30 seconds'
He was three years old. Now, just a few weeks later, the couple are opening up about their loss in a new video. Together, they thanked fans and friends for their support, expressed how they plan to move forward with their two children, London, 7, and Lincoln, 5, and provided more insight into the evening that changed their lives forever. I can choose to snuff that influence, or instead use my platform in relevancy big or small towards what I believe is right. It can weaken, terrify and separate those close to it.
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He has released nine studio albums, one live album, and two EP's. Smith was born in Dallas, Texas. At 14, he became interested in music and decided to pursue it as a hobby, teaching himself guitar. Granger Smith was signed to a contract at the age of nineteen in Nashville. He has performed three times at the White House , and in he traveled to perform for soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait. The album debuted on the Top Country Albums chart at number 6, and reached number 51 on Billboard The lead single from the album was "Backroad Song", which sold over 32, downloads in its first week of release.