Hit maker Granger Smith brought the YEE YEE Nation brand of country to the city last night during an electrifying show at New York City’s famed Irving Plaza, marking both the launch of his “2018 Don’t Tread On Me Tour” and his New York City full band debut show. Playing to a packed house, Smith performed a charged set of songs from his new album “When The Good Guys Win”, mixed with beloved tracks from previous records. This headlining tour will take him to every corner of the US and bookends with a run of shows in Canada in April.
This show is special because not only is it the first time we’ve played New York City, but because this is such a packed house,” Smith told the crowd. “It’s cool to see so many country fans in one of the greatest music cities in the world.” Digital Journal wrote, ”Granger Smith put on a high-octane live concert in the heart of New York City and gave his Manhattan fans a night of country music to remember.”
Smith, whose hits include the No. 1 RIAA GOLD “Backroad Song,” “If The Boot Fits” and current single “Happens Like That,” has steadily and swiftly built his career and aptly birthed an unparalleled brand. Dubbed Yee Yee Nation, his rabid and energized followers continue to show up in droves and last night was no exception.
The tour launches as his latest single “Happens Like That” is set to break into the top 15 powered by fan support nationwide. Granger Smith’s connection to his fans is unique even among the Country genre. As Smith criss-crosses the nation on this tour, he continues to call fans daily fulfilling a pledge he made to personally call everyone that bought his latest album during release week.
Over the course of his groundbreaking career, Granger Smith has amassed a massive and rabid audience now known as “Yee Yee Nation” built through heavy touring and grassroots fan engagement. He now has a social media following of over 6.5 million and over a quarter of a BILLION online video views. Flagship artist on BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records, Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 single “Backroad Song.”
Smith was also awarded a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing and performing “Backroad Song” and followed it with the Top 5 hit, “If The Boot Fits.” “Backroad Song” was one of the Top 10 Most Played country singles of 2016 according to Mediabase and has been certified RIAA GOLD. He was nominated as Best New Country Artist for the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards and was included in the 2017 crop of artists honored during the CRS “New Faces” show. Smith’s new album When The Good Guys Win, includes “Happens Like That,” the #1 Most Added at Mediabase the week of release.