"Who is mightier than John the Baptist?" Mark 1:1-8 (w/Granger Smith)
Take and Read
Chad and guest, Granger Smith, discuss how the Take and Read podcast came to be, talk about Granger's journey with Christianity and how he continues to grow in his faith, and dive into the Gospel According to Mark - the earliest account that we have of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Country Music Star Granger Smith Opens Up About Hilarious Alter-Ego "Earl Dibbles Jr."
Who doesn't love good music that tells good stories? For many, that’s country music. But music is more than the background noise to a good time. It inspires us to dream about tomorrow and reminisce of yesterday. It connects us on a shared emotion or lifestyle, the music we love doesn’t just tell a story - it tells our story. Granger Smith is a country music star, but he's also so much more. His Yee-Yee brand and its leading persona Earl Dibbles Jr. reaches our most recent generation of adult Americans with a positive message through humor and shared hardships. Granger joins the podcast today.
Granger Smith is a Texas native raised in Dallas. He began his professional recording career while he was attending Texas A&M, completing his first album, 1998's Waiting on Forever, during his freshman year. He self-released five more studio albums during the next 15 years before earning wide distribution with 2013's Dirt Road Driveway (written, recorded, and produced by Granger himself in his home studio). His breakthrough came in 2015 when he released three consecutive Top 20 country hits: "Backroad Song," "If the Boot Fits," and "Happens Like That."
GRANGER SMITH | Leading and Living Well in the Face of Extreme Adversity
Order of Man
Gentlemen, there is so much negativity, hostility, and vitriol in the world today. It’s unfortunate because even in the most difficult of circumstances there is so much to be positive about and grateful for. And, as we look for and embrace those factors, life becomes so much more rewarding and fulfilling. Today, I am joined by country music artist, Granger Smith (we also talk about his alter-ego, Earl Dibbles, Jr.) to talk gratitude, juggling all of our duties and responsibilities, and attaching the right (and empowering) meaning to events. We also talk about the tragic loss of Granger’s son and how he continues to lead his family through one of the most difficult situations imaginable – losing a child. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Granger’s new upcoming video Benefiting from hard work Overcoming negativity Developing a successful career Managing at a larger level Getting asked the right question Harnessing social media Having a grateful attitude Living in the moment How to juggle life Balancing grief and loss The support of a community Assigning meaning to your work Not taking life too seriously GRANGER SMITH Gents, my guest today is an absolutely incredible man. His name is Granger Smith. He is an extremely successful country music artist, host of the Granger Smith podcast, and co-creator of his alter-ego, Earl Dibbles, Jr., the spokesman for his clothing apparel company Yee Yee Apparel. I’ve been following Granger for years now and I had always been impressed with his positivity and outlook on life and, after our conversation today, I am even more so. We talk about so much today. His positivity, energy, and excitement for life is infectious and it makes me want to be a better man myself. I think it will for you too. IRON COUNCIL Having men in your corner cannot be overstated. Too many men have decided to walk through life alone and, oftentimes, they’re left feeling frustrated and overwhelmed with all they have to deal with. But banding with other men doesn’t make you weak or inferior. If anything, it gives you access to the tools and accountability needed to make you stronger. And, with over 800 men inside our exclusive brotherhood, The Iron Council, you are going to find the type of men you need to thrive inside the walls or your home, business, and in your community. I know a lot of you have been sitting on the fence on the Iron Council so get off the fence and give it a try. Worst case scenario, you don’t find any value and you leave. But I think you’ll find that when you band with us, every facet of your life is going to improve and you’ll only be asking why you didn’t join us sooner. If you’re interested, head to www.orderofman.com/ironcouncil. Want maximum health, wealth, relationships, and abundance in your life? Sign up for our free course, 30 Days to Battle Ready. Join our exclusive brotherhood, the Iron Council. Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/orderofman Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter Please leave us a rating and review Support Order of Man by picking up some new merchandise in our store
In a heart-wrenching testimony of tragedy and perseverance, country singer/songwriter Granger Smith recounts the horrific event that took his 3 year old son from this earthly life. He and his wife Amber used their life-changing experience to learn the hard way – the path to overcoming, endurance, and life-giving counsel and encouragement to others. Amber is the founder of Yee Yee, an American lifestyle brand of clothing. In this episode you will hear: • After being invited to appear on Granger’s first video, Amber didn’t know if they might take her out in the middle of nowhere and murder her. • There’s more to the meaning of a tragedy than reason because reason doesn’t always make sense. • What can we learn from [River’s] one thousand days? • After facing death, it opens your eyes as to what truly matters. • Another day forward is so valuable. What about today? Today is what we have. Even if you can deal with today, deal with this hour. If you can’t deal with this hour, deal with the next minute. If you can’t deal with this minute, deal with the next breath. Pretty soon, there comes a perspective, and your brain becomes more clear. • I hate five year plans. • When we came home, our kids had written on the driveway with chalk, “Welcome Home River.” • [Musically], I know there’ll be some River stuff comin’ • Rivers organ donations saved two adults. • You gotta take care of yourself. Wake up at the same time every day, brush your teeth and comb your hair. • You’re not gonna have these days forever. • I try not to think about why because that mental slide show plays over and over. • “One more kiss” [Amber]• I can’t think of the future, I need to focus on the now. [Melanie]• There is a purpose for disaster. It’s not ever going to be understandable. It’s never going to be logical.
Some know the music. Some know the brand. Some know his alter ego - Earl Dibble Jr. But, few have ever heard these stores and even fewer have seen these photos. Granger Smith opens up about his career, his YEE YEE brand, his family and even loss in this episode of PICTURE THIS! with The AntMan.
This episode features bassist Jon Wisinski. Jon spent years grinding it out in cover bands before auditioning for, and joining forces with one of Country Music's rising stars, Granger Smith. Jon has now been touring most of his life and has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to being a "working musician."
Mat Best and Jarred Taylor host country music superstar Granger Smith at the Black Rifle Coffee Headquarters in Texas. The group discuss the effects of COVID on the entertainment industry, making a living in the digital era, filming unscripted music videos, and actually living the “Yee Yee” country lifestyle rather than just singing about it.