Granger Smith’s “Backroad Song” Earns RIAA Gold Certification

Pictured (L-R): President, Repertoire & Marketing, U.S. BMG, Zach Katz; BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records’ Jennifer Shaffer; Byron Kennedy; Carson James; Granger Smith; Executive Vice President, BBR Music Group, Jon Loba; BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records’ Brittany Pellegrino; Teddi Bonadies; JoJamie Hahr; Lexi Wilson; Renee Leymon

Wheelhouse Records artist Granger Smith recently accepted a Gold certification plaque from the RIAA for his No. 1 hit “Backroad Song.” Alongside reps from BBR Music Group, BMG, his band, crew and support team, Smith received the honor in front of a record crowd during his Riverfront Stage performance at this year’s CMA Music Fest.

“It has been a childhood dream of mine to achieve a national No. 1 song,” says Smith. “Now, with this Gold certification, that dream has been amplified. To my incredible Wheelhouse team, the confidence of country radio, my incomparable band, crew and support team, my family and friends, and all those who make up Yee Yee Nation – I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

“The minute I met Granger and his team, I knew it wasn’t a matter of if but when he would get his first Gold record,” says Jon Loba, EVP, BBR Music Group. “His commitment to music, touring, alter-ego Earl Dibbles Jr. and feeding his rabid YEE YEE Nation fan base made his signing to BBR/Wheelhouse our fastest ever. The entire label knew we would have long-term success with him, but you can’t predict the short-run. Typical for Granger, the bar was set high with his hope to have a No. 1 airplay single and Gold record on his first single. I am so happy that with the help of our fantastic partners he once again accomplished exactly what he set out to do. Platinum record, here we come!”


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