It has only been 6 weeks since we last talked to Granger Smith here at Maroon Weekly, but so much has happened. On Dec. 2, Smith was at a tour stop in New Jersey. He was right in the middle of a set. One second he was standing on a stage monitor, working the crowd. The next he was tumbling toward a metal barricade as the monitor gave way.
Smith suffered two separated and broken ribs. But that wasn’t even the worst of it. He also had a punctured and partially collapsed lung. Somehow, Smith got back up on stage and finished out the show for all his fans. He even concluded the night with his Billboard topping “Backroad Song” before heading to the ER.
But Granger Smith is all healed up, back on the road, and no stranger to Bryan/College Station. Smith, along with his alter-ego Earl Dibbles Jr., will be headlining a show at Hurricane Harry’s on Jan. 20 as part of Smith’s latest tour.
“Since my injury on stage 4 weeks ago, I’ve recovered & spent time [with] my family. I’m ready for a great 2017 back on the road,” Smith said on Twitter.
Smith will be joined at Hurricane Harry’s by Houston and College Station native Rich O’Toole. O’Toole, who recently decided to take his music and cowboy boot collection to southern California for a relocation, is a well-recognized name in Aggieland playing several shows a year in the area.
You can purchase tickets at Cavender’s Boot City, Aggieland Outfitters (University Dr. location) or at harrys.bcsclubs.com. Doors open at 9pm.