Granger Smith’s ‘Country & Ya Know It’ Is a Play On a Popular Children’s Song

“If you’re country and you know it, raise a beer,” he sings.


Lauren Jo Black

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September 2, 2020


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Granger Smith; Photo by Jeremy Cowart

Granger Smith’s upcoming song featuring his alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. was inspired by a popular children’s tune and fans are loving it.

The Texas native recently shared a snippet of his new song “Country & Ya Know It” on TikTok. The chorus is a play on “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and it’s a total earworm.

“If you’re country and you know it, raise a beer/ If you’re country and you know it, raise a beer/ If you’re country and you know it and you ain’t afraid to show it/ If you’re country and you know it, raise a beer,” Smith sings on the chorus.

@grangersmithPresave “Country & Ya Know It” at the link in my bio! It drops Sept 25! ##countrythings ##country ##fyp ##foryoupage ##yeeyee♬ Country and Ya Know It – grangersmith

@grangersmithDay 2 of posting this everyday till this trend blows up! This song drops Sept 25th. Presave it at the link in my bio!♬ Country and Ya Know It – grangersmith

According to his TikTok post, the new song will be released on September 25, the day the first part of his new double album, Country Things, arrives.

“Country & Ya Know” is not a life-changing song or hard-hitting song by any means, but it’s pure fun and honestly, kind of genius because it’s bound to get stuck in fans’ heads.

Smith’s TikTok post has inspired other TikTok users to take part in the “Country & Ya Know It” trend, sharing similar videos to the social media platform.

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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.