Granger Smith Found Amber Emily Bartlett On Social Media, And She Became His Wife
Granger Smith started making music when he was nineteen. The young lad scored a record deal with EMI Music Publishing and subsequently made his move from Texas to Nashville. Now age 38, he has to his credit several commendations, foremost among which is the 2016 BMI Country Award he won for "Backroad Song".
He has had a pretty interesting career. From trips to Iraq and Kuwait to sing for American soldiers to performing at the White House, Granger has made the rounds.
Still, one of the most interesting things about him is his wife, Amber Emily Bartlett, and how they met.
How they met
The year was 2009 and Granger was a fast-rising sensation. Looking for girls to feature in his upcoming music video for "Don't Listen to the Radio", he decided to turn to popular search and ad site, Craigslist. So, he prepared a short notice and put it up. He recalls.
No one knew who I was, so we had to go to Craigslist and say, ‘Country singer looking for female girlfriend for music video role.
But that was only the start of what would be a pretty awkward situation. The audition was held in a conference room. The country singer remembers how he and his team sat and attended to the girls as they came in one by one.
They would talk for a second and then I would take a picture with them, like a prom date picture.
The process was long and in the end, Granger selected a girl from the audition but he just didn’t feel she was the right fit. So, he logged into Facebook, perhaps looking to find his video girl.
That night, literally, on Facebook I see that little section that says, ‘Someone you may know’ and I see her picture and I was like, ‘That girl. Whoever that is, that’s who should be in the video.
Things picked up pretty fast after that. Granger reached out to Emily who was also online at the time. They got talking and she agreed to appear in his video.
And that was how the couple first got to meet. Granger noted that the whole arrangement was pretty creepy at the time but in the end, it turned out for the best.
Still rocking strong
The couple got married in 2010 and have been together ever since. They have four children, daughter London (7), two sons; Lincoln Monarch Smith, (4) and River Kelly Smith who is going on 2. Their meeting may have been far from orthodox, but it was all shades of romantic and fueled by the love of music.
Emily is pursuing a career as an actor and continues to feature in Granger’s music videos.