Country star Granger Smith announced as Round-Up headliner

Country music star Granger Smith will be the headline act for the annual Lake County Round-Up concert on Sept. 5.

Country singer Granger Smith will be the Lake County Round-Up headlining act for the 101st Lake County Round-Up.

Smith taught himself how to play guitar when he was 14-years old. He made his first album when he was a freshman at Texas A&M. The album attracted the notice of EMI Music Publishing of Nashville resulting in a songwriting deal. Granger then left for Nashville the following year to follow his dream.

After four years of learning the craft of songwriting and working at recording studios as a steel guitar player, he moved back to College Station, Texas, to finish his degree at Texas A&M and start a band.

His brother joined him in 2008 to help out with the band as they went from gig-to-gig. Granger felt that this experience was transformative and helped lead the band to grow its brand.

In April 2013 his album “Dirt Road Driveway” was number 1 on the iTunes store. During that time the band independently released several studio albums, one live album and two EP’s. At that point they were selling out venues they had not played in before, which led to a record deal in 2015 with Broken Bow Music Group in Nashville.

His debut single “Backroad Song” became a hit on mainstream country music stations, and on Feb. 14, 2016, became the most played song in America on country music stations. He won the BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing, and performing “Backroad Song” in 2016.

Shortly thereafter his debut album with Broken Bow Music made its debut.

His newest album, “When the Good Guys Win” was released on Oct. 27, 2019, and “Happens Like That?” placed in the top 15.

He will be performing at the Lake County Round-Up on Saturday, Sept. 5. Watch for more information as to when tickets will go on sale.

For more information contact Lake County Round-Up member Joseph Utley at 541-947-2161.

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