Granger Smith has teamed up with Christian rapper Lathan Warlick for a new version of ‘That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads’, having been introduced to Warlick through his wife, Amber. Granger was instantly drawn to his rebranding of different songs that portray his own testimonies of life battles and subsequent renewal.
In a May 27 Instagram post, Smith shared Warlick’s clip with a note, ”A few months ago, Amber found @lathanwarlick and showed me his insta page. He was taking popular tunes, adding his own lyrics and completely rebranding the songs with his own stories of life, struggle, rebirth and testimony. I loved it instantly.”
He continued, “I reached out via DM and we hit it off right away. (And one day we’ll take our boys fishin) 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.”
“That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads” elevates the dirt road to a place of sanctuary and honour, and becomes more than an ode to growing up off the grid. Although still nostalgic, the lyrics are much deeper than just good times on backroads.