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Texas native Granger Smith has taken the backroads all the way to number one. This week, his debut single, “Backroad Song” officially claims the top spot on the country chart.

“How do I put this into words? Having a #1 song has been a lifelong dream of mine and to achieve this as both a writer and a singer is surreal,” he says of the song hitting #1 on the Mediabase airplay chart. “It has been a long road, but such a great adventure and I have so many team members to thank for that. I’m feeling pretty blessed right now.”

Though he’s put out multiple independent albums in the past, “Backroad Song” is his first national release for Nashville’s BBR Music Group, which is also home to Jason AldeanDustin Lynch and more. His first full-length project for the label, Remington, is due March 4.

Look for Granger to make multiple high-profile national TV appearances to promote the release, starting with an early-morning spot on NBC’s Today show on March 8, followed by a stop on Fox & Friends on the 9th. He’ll also play Jimmy Kimmel Live’s outdoor stage in Los Angeles on March 22.

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