Granger Smith reimagines "That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads" with Lathan Warlick

BBR Music Group Granger Smith calls on Christian rapper Lathan Warlick for a new rendition of his song, "That's Why I Love Dirt Roads." 

The country star connected with the Jackson, Tennessee-based artist after his wife Amber introduced him to his work via Instagram. A fan of Lathan's ability to transform popular songs by adding his own story with original lyrics, Granger sent a private message to Lathan on Instagram that led to the collaboration. 

The result is a stripped-down version of Granger's 2019 single that still finds him pledging his love for the dirt roads that stir his soul and always lead him home. The glossy production is replaced with a sparkling acoustic melody layered with Lathan's own testimony, delivering a sobering effect with such lyrics as:

“It’s hard trynna hold it together/When I lost a couple of people along the ride/Wish I could roll back the hands on a clock just to tell ’em/'I love you' just one more time.” 

"This dude, through his own path, has pulled the layers back on life and sees things in a new way...with truth, integrity and God first. I only hope that one day I can see as clearly as he does," remarks Granger about his collaborative partner. 

Lathan has also remixed songs like Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved," "Circles" by Post Malone and more.

By Cillea Houghton
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Old Dominion teases breezy new “Everything to Lose,” due out Friday

Old Dominion teases breezy new “Everything to Lose,” due out FridayABC/Image Group LAOld Dominion are gearing up to share more new music, and from the snippet they posted to social media this week, the next song they’ve got coming is a flirty, tropical summertime anthem.

“This is one y’all haven’t ever heard yet,” the group revealed on social media, posting a 30-second clip of their new song along with a portion of the lyrics. Called “Everything to Lose,” the tune focuses on the early stages of a new relationship.

“Everything that you do is driving me crazy / Dancing and singing along and it’s catching my ear, catching my eye,” the song begins. “Think that it’s been long enough, girl, you know I ain’t playing / So let’s blow this popsicle stand, girl, and kiss it goodbye...”

“Everything to Lose” will be the first taste of previously unheard music from Old Dominion since May, when they dropped three older songs that they’d written for previous projects but that didn’t make the cut.

The band released their self-titled third album in October of last year. That project includes hits like “Make it Sweet” and “One Man Band.”

By Carena Liptak
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This is one y'all haven't ever heard yet. #everythingtolose is out tonight. #previouslyunreleased pic.twitter.com/L7kiYjHsk0

— Old Dominion (@OldDominion) July 2, 2020