Granger Smith’s alter-ego Earl Dibbles Jr. has entered into un-chartered territory as he releases his first ever book ‘If You’re City, If You’re Country.’
First previewed in character this summer at the CMT Music Awards red carpet, the book will be released August 21.
The illustrated paper-back is a collection of comedic anecdotes comparing and contrasting city life and country life as narrated through a cartoon Earl Dibbles Jr. Included with the book is a 5-song EP of fan-favourite Earl Dibbles Jr. tracks.
Fans can pre-order If You’re City, If You’re Country on Amazon.
Smith explained of the process, “This book has been several years in the making and I couldn’t be more excited to finally put the idea into fruition. Writing these jokes as a creative outlet has been the product of so many late night, after show laughs with the band. Earl in his entire existence has been a walking caricature and finally seeing him in all his glory come to life in illustrations seems so natural. Ultimately, I hope it makes people smile and the thought of that makes me happy.”
If You’re City, If You’re Country EP track listing:
1) “The Country Boy Song”
2) “Country Boy Love”
3) “City Boy Stuck”
5) “Don’t Tread On Me”
6) BONUS: “If You’re City, If You’re Country” (audio)
You can check out both Earl and Granger this weekend at Groundwater Country Music Festival being held on the Gold Coast from the 27th – 29th – you seriously don’t want to miss this!