Granger Smith Searches For Peace In ‘That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads’ Video

Granger Smith finds his escape out on the open roads in the music video for his current single, “That’s Why…


Melinda Lorge

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February 10, 2020


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Granger Smith; Photo by Philip Roy

Granger Smith finds his escape out on the open roads in the music video for his current single, “That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads.”

The accompanying clip finds Smith taking in the beauty of nature’s landscape while driving through the majestic countryside. During his scenic trip, Smith can connect to his faith on a deeper level and find peace in a world that’s far beyond the hustle and bustle of city life.

“What if dirt roads were the place to escape, get lost in thought, and be closest to God?” Smith said in a recent statement about the reflective track, which he co-wrote with Cris DeStefano, Jon Nite, and Brad Rempel. “We tried to write this song where dirt roads became the sanctuary, a place where we feel most at peace.”

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Aside from features of the physical world, viewers will also catch Smith paying subtle tributes to his late son, River Kelly Smith, who sadly died in a drowning accident last June. In one scene, Smith makes a special pit stop to plant a tree in the middle of dry land – a hint that may symbolize spiritual growth during a father’s healing process. Smith also refers to 3-year-old River’s favorite color of choice during the poignant video by sporting a red flannel shirt.

“Sometimes they’re beat up and broken / Scattered and tossed in the breeze / But no matters their scars it doesn’t change what they are / And that sounds a little like me / And that’s why I love dirt roads,” Smith sings throughout the clip while reminding other’s to live life in the present moment despite difficult times that may arise.

“That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads” was released in October 2019. Check out the brand new video above.

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.