Granger Smith and Wife, Amber, Welcome Son Maverick with ‘So Many Emotions’

Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, welcomed their fourth child into the world on Friday, August 20.  The country singer…


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August 20, 2021

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Granger Smith and Wife, Son Maverick

Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, welcomed their fourth child into the world on Friday, August 20. 

The country singer took to Instagram to indocue the world to his newborn son. 

“He’s here,” Smith captioned an Instagram post of Amber holding her newborn baby. “Wow…so many emotions. Maverick Beckham Smith made his debut today. He and @amberemilysmith are doing great.” 


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The couple announced Amber’s pregnancy in March, nearly two years after the tragic death of their 3-year-old son, River, who tragically drowned in the family’s pool in June of 2019.

“We’re pregnant. I don’t have many words for this video. Life isn’t perfect. Sometimes it’s beat up and broken but it’s NEVER hopeless. God promises that,” Smith captioned the announcement. “Our story isn’t finished yet, and neither is yours! Through our suffering and joy, God’s glory radiates through it all! A new Smith boy is due in August 🙏🏼

At the time, Amber admitted that she never imagined she’d be expecting another child at this time in her life. 

“Never did I think at 39 I would be blessed with expecting another baby boy,” she wrote. “These past couple of years have been so rough but also so full of so much joy, hope, healing, growing and grace from God. Lord, I pray that our story can speak life to someone else who may be suffering to never give up hope. To surrender their burdens to you. To trust you even when it hurts.”

Baby Maverick joins London, 9, and Lincoln, 7. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.