Granger Smith on Frightening Truck Accident: ‘It Puts Everything in Perspective’
Granger Smith had what he termed "a hell of a morning" on Aug. 11, when he was woken up by his tour manager to the news his equipment truck was involved in an accident that left it overturned across the highway with the front of its cab pushed in.
Despite the fact that, by anyone's standards, the accident was a terrifying setback, Smith says there is a silver lining: It gave him a new outlook, and adjusted his perspective.
Smith shared a video of the semi being lifted off the road, as he and his crew look on (swipe left to see full footage). "It puts perspective on everything," he notes. "Just standing there on that hill looking down at our whole music life, packed into a truck that is completely decapitated...but knowing that we're all okay, the band and crew, we're perfectly fine, it puts everything in perspective."
"We all knew the main focus was to get to Baltimore and put on a show. So we had to get over a few obstacles," Smith continued, showing footage of the crew rummaging through the displaced equipment inside the semi.
The singer also gave some details of the fateful morning. "Chris woke me up, my tour manager," Smith relates in the video clip. "He was banging on the door saying 'Granger, Granger!'"
Smith knew something serious had happened. "In the past [if] he'd woken me up and we're parked on the side of the highway, it's always a bad thing."
The dedicated entourage made it to their date in Baltimore Saturday evening, and are next scheduled to play Aberdeen, S.D. on Aug. 15.
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