Granger Smith Covers Mark Chesnutt’s ‘Too Cold at Home’ [Watch]
Granger Smith is currently on the road sharing his music, as well as his comedic alter-ego Earl Dibbles Jr., with fans around the country, so he’s been spending a lot of quality time on his tour bus. Smith decided to make use of any time he had to spare by putting together a cover of Mark Chesnutt’s "Too Cold at Home" to share with fans online.
The singer posted a video of himself and his bandmates on the bus, strumming acoustics and singing the 1990 hit with a sincere reverence and enjoyment of the tune, which was the leadoff single and title track on Chesnutt’s record. Written by Bobby Harden, the song hit No. 3 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart and No. 1 in Canada.
The laid-back cover appeared on Smith’s Facebook page on Oct. 21 and racked up more than 48,700 views in the first 17 hours. Check out the full performance above.
Smith recently signed a record deal with BBR Music Group’s new label imprint Wheelhouse Records alongside Trace Adkins — not too shabby a labelmate for an up-and-comer like Smith. Until recently, the relative newcomer had been operating as an indie artist, producing music on his own and building up a fanbase through touring.
“For years they told me it would never work — so I worked harder,” Smith says in a trailer which premiered on Taste of Country. “They told me no one would listen to an album I produced out of my house, but I did it anyway. 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.”
His most recent EP, 4x4, reached No. 2 on the iTunes country chart when it released in May 2015. The first single, "Backroad Song," sold 32,000 copies in its first week. Smith is now working on his full-length debut with Wheelhouse.
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