Formerly-indie artist Granger Smith has officially signed on as the newest member of BBR Music Group’s roster, home to artists like Jason Aldean and Dustin Lynch, and will soon be recording his first full-length record with the label.

Though some fans may be wary of the trailblazer teaming up with a big-name label, Smith insists his style and creativity will remain totally intact.

"I've held off for years in partnering with a record label because of my obsessive passion for writing, creating and releasing music my own way," says the singer, a native of Texas.

“Because of my dedication to touring, fans have come to want and expect my music to be delivered in a very personal way, and my commitment to that won't change," Smith furthers. "In BBR Music Group, we've realized a like-minded passion and a simple obligation: don't change the foundation of what I've built, but simply magnify the message. It goes without saying that BBR has the firepower and for that, I'm extremely excited."

The deal will include Smith's lovable redneck alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr. Together they have created quite a buzz in the country music world, cultivating a social media following of nearly four million and consistently selling out shows across the U.S. Combined with the success of Smith's recent 4x4 EP, BBR was excited to sign the artist.

“I tell unsigned acts looking for deals all the time to create demand — prove to labels you can connect with an audience. Granger is the epitome of doing just that and is doing it nationally, not just regionally," comments Jon Loba, Executive VP at BBR.

Smith is breaking records for attendance and even merchandise sales, even compared to signed acts who have multiple hits under their belts, Loba says. His rise to success is impressive, and the singer-songwriter will only get bigger with the label’s support. It’s probably safe to say will be seeing a lot more of Smith — not to mention Dibbles Jr. — in the coming months.

That will be helped by a fall national tour, which includes dates with Lee Brice, while Smith's latest single, "Backroad Song," hits country radio.

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