In case you are not a proud member of the massive Yee Yee Nation, here’s the scoop: Granger Smith is Earl Dibbles Jr. and Earl Dibbles Jr. is Granger Smith.
“It honestly depends on the point of view of the listener,” Granger told Rare Country about his alter ego during an interview back in September. “I think Earl has his best work he has ever done on this new album, and he just filmed the best video he has ever done.”
Granger then laughed.
“I’m really used to speaking in third person,” he chuckled.
It’s just part of the job for Granger, whose alter ego had just filmed the video for the song “Don’t Tread on Me.” The song is featured on Granger’s latest album, “When the Good Guys Win,” and the corresponding video was released on Nov. 22. It follows his previous fan favorites like “The Country Boy Song,” “Country Boy Love,” “City Boy Stuck” and “Merica,” and is his most ambitious to date.
In a recently distributed press release, the video is described as portraying “the saga of Earl’s quiet, rural way of life being misunderstood by two city boy agents. As the story unfolds, however, Earl urges the men in black to put their differences aside. In the end, the three find common ground and even have some good ol’ country fun together.”
“The great part of the new album is for the people who want Earl, they will get their very best Earl,” Granger explained to Rare Country. “And for those who love Granger, they will get plenty of Granger’s best. It’s the best of both worlds.”