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Smith, Dibbles join forces

Monday, April 1, 2019 – Granger Smith teamed up with Earl Dibbles Jr. for their first duet ever, "Holler."

In reality, Smith and Dibbles, a hillbilly character, are one and the same because Dibbles is the alter ego of Smith.

The two debuted the video over the weekend set to the backdrop of a throw down at the Yee Yee Farm.

"Earl shows up at some of my concerts and occasionally takes to the stage to perform one of his hits, which is always an honor. When we were recording 'Holler,' it just became obvious that Earl's stamp needed to be on this track. And the treatment for the video was a perfect backdrop to pair up," said Smith.

"They said they was gonna blow'd stuff up, so I said 'kay," added Dibbles.

The video also includes appearances by Jared Outlaw, Mat Best, Dale Brisby, Chad Prather, Robert Terkla, Matt Carriker, Justin Rackley, Nick Irving, Robert Oberst and Kent Rollins, who have received notoriety for social media, and several Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

The high-energy track was written by Smith, Jordan Schmidt, Andy Albert and Justin Wilson and produced by Jordan Schmidt and Smith.

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