Smith Granger – Country Things (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:28 minutes | 680 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Wheelhouse Records

Country Things is split into two parts but paints one whole picture. The full-length album is meant to be listened to like a rollercoaster ride. It has highs and lows and, in the end, leaves the listener satisfied. Songs on Country Things, Vol 1 include mid-tempo track “Hate You Like I Love You”, and while the title may sound like a contradiction, it really makes total sense. They say the opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference. Hate is actually a close relative of love and it takes the same passion and the same extreme emotional effort to hate as it does to love. This song shows the struggle of turning love into hate as a last resort to get over an unreciprocated love. Accompanying this song is the title track “Country Things.” Just as it sounds, this song lists an array of “country things” that hold true to what brings peace and a sense of home for Smith and his family.

The album also includes a song called “Country & Ya Know It” and is exactly what the listener would expect to close out this first volume – a take on the popular kids’ song “If You’re Happy And You Know It”….with Earl Dibbles Jr.


01. Smith Granger – Country Things
02. Smith Granger – Man Made
03. Smith Granger – Hate You Like I Love You
04. Smith Granger – Country & Ya Know It (feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.)
05. Smith Granger – I Kill Spiders
06. Smith Granger – Where I Get It From
07. Smith Granger – Buy A Boy A Baseball
08. Smith Granger – Mexico
09. Smith Granger – That’s What Love Looks Like
10. Smith Granger – Chevys, Hemis, Yotas & Fords
11. Smith Granger – 6 String Stories
12. Smith Granger – Anything Like Me
13. Smith Granger – That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads
14. Smith Granger – Heroes
15. Smith Granger – Workaholic (feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.)
16. Smith Granger – Diesel (feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.)
17. Smith Granger – That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads (feat. Lathan Warlick)
18. Smith Granger – Holler