Wheelhouse Records recording artist Granger Smith celebrated the RIAA Gold certification of his number 1 hit Backroad Song recently.
One of the Top 10 most played Country singles of 2016, Backroad Song’s certification was celebrated onstage during Smith’s performance on the Riverfront Stage at last weekend’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. A #1 airplay single and Gold record on his first single with us was his hope. 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!”
Smith recently released new single Happens Like That, which was the #1 most added song at Mediabase with 59 first week stations. The single is the first from Smith’s upcoming second album.
Listen to Happens Like That below:
Photo caption: 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