Granger Smith Today Releases New Album ‘Moonrise’ & Announces Acting Debut


Every Song on Smith’s New Album Is Featured in the Upcoming Film

Credit: Ian Schexnayder

NASHVILLE, TN  (18th November, 2022) – Multi-Platinum selling Country artist with over 1.3 billion on-demand streams and 12 million social media followers, Granger Smith, today releases his newest album Moonrise and announces his acting debut as the star of PureFlix’s upcoming film Moonrise, available on December 15th. Produced by Granger with John Marlin, every song on the new record will be featured in the movie. Listen to the album now HERE.

In the film, Smith portrays Will Brown – a Country music artist with three kids who has lost his wife in a tragic accident and must seek redemption with his music and his family. Having gone through tragedies himself, Granger felt connected to Brown after reading the script and asked to hear the songs. Shocked to learn there weren’t any, Granger who soon became the movie’s musical supervisor took it upon himself to write all the songs for the movie.

“I definitely didn’t expect to record an album this year (or at least in this way)!” says Granger. “Last holiday season when I accepted the lead role in the movie, I spoke with the director about a song mentioned prominently in the script called ‘Forever Forward’ among others. I said, ‘Can you send me this song, so I can learn it?’ and she replied, ‘Oh, we don’t have that yet, but we’ll find it!’ So, I decided the easiest thing to do would be to write the songs to fill in the gaps for the film. Before long, I had 12 brand new songs and a complete album. This was so different than any other process of music making that I’ve been involved in with, and I LOVED every minute of it.”

Watch the trailer for the film HERE.

Starting with nothing and accomplished in his trailer in between shooting scenes, Granger dug through old songs he had never finished and began piecing them together, writing and recording all 12 in a tight time span of only five months. Although written for the purpose of the film, spotlighting tragedy, hardships, repurpose and redemption, Moonrise is unique in Granger’s catalog as it was truly inspired by his character’s journey, however the result is still 100% authentic to Granger Smith.

At 6pm CT tonight (12am GMT), Granger will premiere the official music video for the song “In This House” from his new album and upcoming film. Interacting and responding to fan reactions and questions during the premiere, the new song spotlights the good, the bad, and the life lessons learned on the corner lot. Tune in HERE.

Moonrise Track Listing:

1. Never Been (Granger Smith, Ben Stennis, Brad Rempel, William Blake Bollinger)
2. I Wanna (Steven Olsen, Corey Crowder, Granger Smith)
3. Tailgate Church Pew (Granger Smith, John Marlin)
4. Still Find You (Justin Wilson, Granger Smith, Andy Albert, Jordan Schmidt)
5. Damn Guitar (Granger Smith)
6. In This House (Thomas Marc Archer, Granger Smith, Matt Alderman, Mitchell Tenpenny)
7. Broke In (Granger Smith, Jared Mullins, Cameron Montgomery)
8. Something Is Changing (Granger Smith, John Marlin)
9. Black Suit (Granger Smith, Dusty Saxton, John Marlin, Chris Lee)
10. Something To Go On (Granger Smith, Rodney Clawson, Kyle Fishman, Justin Wilson)
11. Forever Forward (Granger Smith, John Marlin)
12. Moonrise (Andy Albert, Jordan Schmidt, Granger Smith, Justin Wilson)

Produced by Granger Smith & John Marlin

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 exceeding 12 million along with more than one billion online video views. Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 smash “Backroad Song.” Smith was also awarded a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing and performing “Backroad Song” and followed it with the Top Five 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 PLATINUM. His album When The Good Guys Win spawned the hit “Happens Like That” that has been certified RIAA GOLD. Not only has Granger stacked major accolades as an artist, but he also released his first-ever book If You’re City, If You’re Country, which immediately hit No. 1 on Amazon best-selling lists. Known as an artist but also for his alter ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., his family’s YouTube series “The Smiths” and his iconic outdoor apparel company, Yee Yee Apparel, Smith is a jack of all trades. Additionally, Granger and his wife Amber Smith started The River Kelly Fund to bring awareness and invest in children in need, arts and education, wildlife preservation, military, veteran and first responder assistance, donor affiliations, and many more organisations in honour of their son River Kelly Smith. Taking all of these experiences and channeling them into good, Smith released his 10th studio album called Country Things, which ultimately showcases the man, the father, the performer and bona fide artist Smith has become. Now, with over 1.3 billion on-demand streams, Granger will make his acting debut in the Pureflix film Moonrise, available to stream on December 15th, which includes music from his just-released new album of the same name. Produced by Granger with John Marlin, every song on the new record is featured in the movie and is available now HERE. | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube | Twitter | Facebook