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Granger Smith has developed a large following over the years, and has released popular songs such as the lead single from his EP 4×4, called “Background Song.”
But perhaps what Smith is best known for is his alter ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., who is featured on several of his recordings. In addition, Dibbles also has a large social media presence, with over 2 million likes on his Facebook page.
Dibbles truly embodies the redneck spirit, describing his daily activities in his Facebook bio by writing, “I do explorin’ in the woods. Sit on logs. Checkin’ out the wells. Climb the windmill. Rattle for bucks. Shoot the gun. Take a nap.” He is also famous for his quotes, which are often redneck or patriotic themed, such as “If Monday was stuck in the mud, I wouldn’t pull him out.”
On February 25, 2016, Smith released the music video for his new song, “Merica,” off of his upcoming album, Remington, which is set for release on March 4. For the video, Smith took on the role of Dibbles, who is also credited as one of the co-writers.
The song itself and the music video are both intense, patriotic celebrations of all things American. Wearing a pair of overalls with only one strap, Dibbles stands in front of a large American flag for most of the music video, flanked by country girls holding guns and wearing camo.
Dibbles sings about all of the things America has accomplished in the past, and what it could do in the future, saying, “You know we sent a man to the moon, and before we’re done, we’ll probably send a man to the sun. Merica.“
In the music video, Dibbles and some of the country girls actually travel to the moon, where they enjoy drinking beer out of what else but red plastic cups.
Overall, the music video is a true country boy’s celebration of this great nation. You can watch the video for “Merica” below.
What do you think of Dibbles’ new song?