Granger Smith Accepts His First MusicRow No. 1 Challenge Coin

Pictured (L-R): Granger Smith; Troy Stephenson, MusicRow Chart Director. Photo: Molly Hannula

Pictured (L-R): Granger Smith; Troy Stephenson, MusicRow Chart Director. Photo: Molly Hannula

After earning his first chart-topping single on this week’s MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart, Granger Smith collected his No. 1 Challenge Coin at the MusicRow office on Monday (Feb. 15). During his visit with the staff, he emphasized the importance of MusicRow’s secondary radio chart for artists who build their fan base through touring in smaller markets.

Photo (L-R): Troy Stephenson, Chart Director; Granger Smith; Sherod Robertson, Owner/Publisher, MusicRow. Photo: Molly Hannula

Photo (L-R): Troy Stephenson, Chart Director; Granger Smith; Sherod Robertson, Owner/Publisher, MusicRow. Photo: Molly Hannula

“Backroad Song” is the lead track from his upcoming album, Remington, scheduled for a March 4 release on Wheelhouse Records. Smith co-wrote 13 out of the 15 tracks on the album. His comedic alter ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., also appears on the project.

After developing his career as an independent artist in Texas, Smith signed to Wheelhouse Records in August. Smith was selected in December as one of MusicRow’s Next Big Thing artists of 2016.

Instituted in 2014, MusicRow‘s No. 1 Challenge Coins are presented to artists and songwriters who reach No. 1 on MusicRow‘s CountryBreakout Chart.

Pictured (L-R): Eric Parker, Molly Hannula, Troy Stephenson, Granger Smith, Sherod Robertson, Jessica Nicholson, Craig Shelburne.

Pictured (L-R): Eric Parker, Molly Hannula, Troy Stephenson, Granger Smith, Sherod Robertson, Jessica Nicholson, Craig Shelburne.

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