Granger Smith Takes Pledge of Allegiance Tour to 13 Original Colonies in 36 Hours
Tour kicks off Sunday morning (March 6) in Atlanta, Ga.
Granger Smith is serious about patriotism, perhaps even more serious than his 'merica-loving alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr. To prove it, Granger is embarking on a rigorous two-day trek across all 13 original American colonies and the nation’s capital. He’ll lead fans in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at patriotic sites in every city to celebrate his new album, Remington.
"I've always felt compelled to voice my love of this country," Granger says. "My granddad and countless others have fought for our freedom. That freedom allows us as Americans to pursue our dreams and I am proof they can come true. I feel blessed to have a platform that may inspire others to remember what this nation was founded on. I hope folks will join me in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as a symbol of our thanks for those who defend our God-given rights."
The ambitious tour—timed to the minute and complete with police escorts in every city and a private jet—kicks off this morning (March 6) in Atlanta with Granger reciting the Pledge at the Georgia State Capitol. He’ll also visit Greenville, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Norfolk, Va.; Washington; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Del. today. On March 7, he’ll start the day at Independence Hall in Philadelphia and then hit sites in Hartford, Conn.; Providence, R.I.; Boston; Portsmouth, N.H.; and East Rutherford, N.J., before ending the tour in New York City’s Battery Park.
Fans in each city are encouraged to join Granger along the way. Those not lucky enough to reside in the colonies are also in luck, because Granger invited Nash Country Weekly along for the ride! We’ll be blogging along the way, sharing exclusive photos, quotes and stories from Granger’s private jet. Follow Nash Country Weekly, Granger Smith (@GrangerSmith) and writer Brittany Hodak on Twitter for more updates. Who knows?