Granger Smith Joins Premiere Networks as New Host of "After MidNite"
LOS ANGELES, December 8, 2021 - Premiere Networks announced today that Country music artist, multifaceted entertainer and entrepreneur Granger Smith will debut as the new host of Premiere Networks’ award-winning Country radio program After MidNite in January 2022. Celebrating its 28th year in national syndication this year, the highly-acclaimed and top-ranked radio program reaches millions of listeners on 200 radio stations nationwide.
After MidNite with Granger Smith will continue to feature the biggest hits in Country music, as well as exclusive artist interviews and performances, fan interaction and some extra special content from Smith’s alter ego, “Earl Dibbles, Jr.” The program is available to stations Monday through Sunday from midnight to 6 a.m., and can also be heard on the American Forces Network and the iHeartRadio app.
No stranger behind the mic, Granger will continue to host and produce the Granger Smith Podcast – which consistently tops the iTunes podcast ranks in the music category - and his family YouTube Show The Smiths, in addition to performing, touring and running Yee Yee, the Smith family-owned apparel and lifestyle brand he operates with his brothers Tyler and Parker, and other projects.
“I’m incredibly honored to take the reins of After MidNite!” said Smith. “The unique opportunity to bring great music and speak to such a wide variety of listeners from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. can have a profound impact on people’s lives and that responsibility is not lost on me. I’m so excited to get started!”
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome a multiplatform talent of Granger’s caliber to our Premiere family,” said Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks. “His unique point of view as a Country music artist will undoubtedly resonate with our loyal listeners, and we’re confident he’ll bring a new level of energy and excitement, and a connection with people that will really shine on After MidNite.”
For more information about After MidNite with Granger Smith, please visit https://www.premierenetworks.com/.
About Granger Smith
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 eight and half million along with more than one billion online video views. Signed to BBR Music Group's Wheelhouse Records, 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 organizations in honor 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. For more information, please visit https://www.grangersmith.com/press.
About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 8,200 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Clay Travis, Buck Sexton, Johnjay and Rich, Big Boy, Brooke & Jeffrey, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace, Jason Lee and others. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.
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