Granger Smith Shares Feelings About Social Media

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Granger Smith took to social media on Saturday to tell fans how he feels about… social media.

Smith’s Instagram post was his first in three weeks and only his third since June, when he announced that his three-year-old son River had drowned.

“It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s more that most things just don’t seem important enough to share,” the singer wrote.

“We all know that social media has become a mask...a highlight reel per [se], that we can hide behind and appear to promote our best moments of our best days. Eh...that stuff doesn’t matter.”

Smith said he is “blown away” by how wife Amber has been able to be “so real, raw and engaging” in her social media posts.

“Once upon a time I had the way with words in our relationship, but now I’m letting her speak for us both,” he explained. “We certainly see the world with our masks off now.”

Smith concluded with: “Life is a storm. Realizing that makes it easier to be grateful for the rays of sunshine.”

In early June, Smith shared the heartbreaking news of River’s death. “Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts.

“If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this.”

Granger and his wife also have daughter London and son Lincoln.

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I haven’t said much on socials lately. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s more that most things just don’t seem important enough to share. We all know that social media has become a mask...a highlight reel per say, that we can hide behind and appear to promote our best moments of our best days. Eh...that stuff doesn’t matter. That’s why I enjoy continuing The Smiths channel on YouTube because I can turn on the camera and talk like we’re just friends in the same room. No mask. Amber has continued to post on her socials and I’m blown away by her ability to be so real, raw and engaging in her captions and pictures. Once upon a time I had the way with words in our relationship, but now I’m letting her speak for us both. We certainly see the world with our masks off now. Each night I find myself looking out at faces in our crowd and thinking about all the different stories...all the hidden struggles. We need each other. . Sorry for the random ranting. Needless to say, I still have to pay bills, promote a tour and promote a lifestyle brand/ apparel line. And I’ll get back to talking about that one day. (I love Yee Yee Apparel too much not to.) All that said, know this: Life is a storm. Realizing that makes it easier to be grateful for the rays of sunshine.

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