Granger Smith, Earl Dibbles Jr.

Doc Roc Presents

Granger Smith

Earl Dibbles Jr.

James Lann

Fri Apr 12

Cain's Ballroom

Tulsa, OK

Adv $12, DoS $14, Door $16, Mezz $22

This event is all ages

Show :: 8:00pm (times subject to change)

Granger Smith
Granger Smith
Granger Smith has been busy reinventing the face of traditional country
music one chart-topping single at a time. By consistently providing blended
hits that are well outside the realm of “typical”, Granger’s music provides a
refreshing and unique variation on the growing independent country music
scene.

Though he's been in the music business since he was a teenager, Granger
doesn't always play by the rules, which he finds gratifying. "When I knew I
wanted to be a singer-songwriter for a living, I never set out to be totally
grassroots," he explains. "Probably no one does. At that time, there was a
system and most people followed that system. Write a song, book a studio
and musicians, play a showcase, get a record deal, get famous, request all
green M&Ms."

For Granger, a mixed bag has proven more his style. "I've taken a unique
path, which has been partly unplanned, but very rewarding,” he adds.

Over a decade into his career, the former Texas A&M alum has already
checked several items off his bucket list. Played by invitation at the White
House? Check. Paid his respects to American soldiers? Absolutely, both
through multiple tours in Iraq and Kuwait and through his annual 100-mile
soldier walk. This year, he was asked to partner with The Boot Campaign to
further raise awareness of our troops’ needs as they return home from
combat.

The 'We Do It In A Field' hitmaker means what he sings, because he works
on his own time and in his own way. He has created his own in-home studio
and with every album uses his own players -- his band members -- who have
essentially become his brothers when on the road. "Every album, every song, every drum beat that you've heard from me over the last 7 years has come from my home studio out of these little speakers and was edited by me until I've felt it was right to release," Granger says, ensuring that his music is authentic and from the heart.

Juggling a relentless tour schedule, he essentially never sleeps. His blood is
always pumping, his mind plotting the next calculated move.

And that next move never seems to be very far away. In 2013, Granger released his 9th studio album since he hit the scene at age 19. The album
"Dirt Road Driveway" debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Chart and has
proven to be his most successful release to date expanding his audience from a regional artist to a national touring act. Dirt Road Driveway went on to
become the number one selling independent country music album in total
digital sales for 2013.

His game plan has been good to him so far. Granger has had 10 Top 10
singles on the Texas Music Charts including 4 Top 5's and the most recent
singles “Miles and Mud Tires” and “Silverado Bench Seat” both landed at
the #1 spot, the latter of which debuted on ESPN’s Sports Center. He's even
successfully launched a crowd-pleasing alter-ego, "country boy" Earl
Dibbles Jr. The idea was born when Granger and his brother were having
some fun with a camera on their childhood ranch. "Earl represents at least
half of my family, so it was easy to jump in my old truck, grab my shotgun
and slip right into character," Granger admits. They could never have
imagined the viral success Dibbles has become, with his own singles “The
Country Boy Song” and "Country Boy Love" with music videos, TV shows
on CMT and CBS Sports Network, “YEE YEE” clothing lines and legions
of fans all over the globe.

It's clear that Granger is both serious and playful when it comes to his craft;
he's humble enough not to take himself too seriously, but dedicated enough
not to let his name slip out of mind. "Whether it was good or bad, that reality
means the world to me," says of following his own path. "My team and I, we
rise and fall together, but that rise feels so inspiring when we know we've
created this momentum from the ground up. Everyday I'm thankful,
everyday I'm excited. The world will always need new music and luckily, I
can never get new music out of my head!"
Earl Dibbles Jr.
Earl Dibbles Jr.
I wake up. Put a good dip in. Crack a cold one. Get dressed. And start the day. I do explorin' in the woods. Sit on logs. Checkin' out the wells. Climb the windmill. Rattle for bucks. Shoot the gun. Take a nap. Wake up. Put a good dip in. Crack a cold one. Fish for bass...AND cats. Walk around. Drive the truck. Fix the tree. Rope stuff. Check the trout lines. Wittle a good stick.
James Lann
James Lann
Venue Information:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St.
Tulsa, OK, 74103
http://www.cainsballroom.com