Granger Smith’s ‘Tractor’ Music Video Is a Tribute to His Father
Granger Smith has released a personal and emotional project for fans: a music video for his song "Tractor," paying tribute to his late father, who passed away in 2014.
Smith says the song "Tractor" "just kinda poured out." Its lyrics paint a vivid picture of Smith's father -- a hardworking farmer who loved the land and his tractor.
"Before the sun came up / He sipped that coffee black / Slid on his muddy boots / Pulled down his feed store cap," Smith sings. "He taught me how to grease the points / On that Massey 240."
The "Tractor" music video's personal elements make it a truly special viewing experience -- and filming it was special for Smith, too.
"Making this video was very special to me," the singer shares on Facebook. "The man isn't an actor, it's my dad's lifelong best friend. This isn't a music video set, it's dad's barn, dad's field, dad's tractor. I still miss him every day."
Also featured in the "Tractor" video are Smith and one of his sons, Lincoln, who was born in the same year Smith's father passed away.
Smith didn't write "Tractor" for his newest album, Remington, but his family convinced him to add it to the project, and it's easy to see (and hear) why.
“If other people could hear it, and hear the story and relate to that in any way, and maybe if that helps them get through a similar situation," Smith reflects, "that’s what music’s all about."
Remington was released in 2016 and is available for purchase on iTunes.