Granger Smith Biography
Granger Smith full name Granger Kelly Smith is an American country music singer and songwriter.
He attended Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree.
Omg terrible. Prayers for the family Country singer Granger Smith’s son dies in ‘tragic accident’ https://t.co/0PvMnmWFz9
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At the age of 14, he became interested in music and decided to pursue it as a hobby, teaching himself guitar. At 19, Smith moved from Texas to Nashville after signing a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing.
Smith burst onto the country music scene in 2013 with Dirt Road Driveway, which peaked at No. 48 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned singles like “Miles and Mud Tires” and “Bury Me in Blue Jeans.”
I am deeply sorry for your loss. My heart is aching for you and your wife. May The Lord shine upon your beautiful baby boy’s face. And May God comfort you and your family at this most difficult time.
— Rosaura Cabrera (@RosauraCabrera9) June 7, 2019
Granger Smith Age
He was born on September 4, 1979, in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Granger Smith Family
He was raised alongside his brothers, Parker Smith, and Tyler Smith.
Granger Smith Wife
Smith has been married to his wife Amber Emily Bartlett since February 11, 2010. They first met when Amber auditioned to star in one of his videos in 2009. The pair had one daughter and two sons.
Granger Smith Children
My thought and prayers are with Granger Smith and his wife Amber. I cant imagine the pain they must be going through. Rest in peace in God’s safe and loving arms River ? pic.twitter.com/zo0lQcnpsf
— Connor Deegan (@ConnorD104) June 7, 2019
Smith and his wife Amber Emily Bartlett had three children, one daughter, London Smith, and two sons, Lincoln Monarch Smith and River Kelly Smith. On June 6, 2019, Granger announced that the couple’s youngest son, River, had died following an accident.
Granger Smith Son Death (River Smith Death)
Country singer Granger Smith’s three-year-old son drowned in the family’s backyard swimming pool, a rep for the star confirmed Thursday.
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Smith shared the ‘unthinkable’ news on Twitter and Instagram and said that ‘despite doctor’s best efforts’ River Kelly ‘was unable to be revived’ following the ‘tragic accident’ at their home in Georgetown, Texas.
The If the Boot Fits singer said he and wife Amber ‘made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life’.
He wrote: ‘Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father.
Granger Smith Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $6million.
Granger Smith Instagram
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I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived. Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life. Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this. . . In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- A rep for Smith revealed that three-year-old River had drowned in the pool at the family’s home in Georgetown, Texas, on Thursday
- The singer shared the ‘unthinkable’ news on Twitter and Instagram hours earlier
- He said he and his wife Amber ‘made the decision to say our last goodbyes’
- Riv’s organs will now be donated to help others get ‘a second chance at life’
- ‘Our family is devastated and heartbroken’, Smith wrote to fans
- The family have asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts people send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name
- The announcement was met with an outpouring of support from fellow country stars including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Kane Brown