"Granger Smith" (born September 4, 1979), is an American country music singer and songwriter. Granger Kelly Smith a born and raised Texan, grew up along with two brothers, a couple of yellow labrador retrievers and parents that stayed together because they loved each other. His life changed when he was 14 years old and decided to teach himself to play guitar. By the time he turned 15, he was performing weekends on small town stages in North Texas. At age 19, he was satisfied with enough songs he had written to make an album. As a freshman at Texas A&M, he was able to scrape together some studio money by pre-selling the album to friends around campus. For being just a kid, that album did pretty well. It landed him a songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing in Nashville, and the following year, took the leap to Tennessee. After independently releasing 7 studio albums, 1 live album and 2 EPs, he finally signed his first record deal with the Broken Bow Music Group in 2015. He has performed three times at the White House, and in 2008 he travelled to perform for soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait.