Country singer Granger Smith posted a devastating message to his Instagram account. Smith says his 3-year-old son died in a “tragic accident.” USA TODAY
Granger Smith’s team is giving back to the Texas hospital where the country singer’s 3-year-old son was treated following his fatal drowning accident.
Smith and his wife Amber’s youngest son, River Kelly Smith, died on June 6 in what the singer called a “tragic accident.”
“Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second change at life,” Smith wrote in a statement last week.
Supporters of Smith at his apparel company, Yee Yee Apparel, unveiled a shirt in honor of River that benefits the Dell Childrens Medical Center where he was treated.
The apparel site says that “100% of the proceeds from this shirt” will go to the medical center, with over $88,000 raised at the time of publication.
“We feel like it’s only right to give something back to the people who were so good to the Granger Smith family,” said a statement on the site.
“This shirt has a Yee Yee Excavator on it (Riv’s favorite thing to do was watch excavators scoop up dirt) and is red- Riv’s favorite color.”
The Smiths are also parents to daughter London, 7, and son Lincoln Monarch, 5.
Smith canceled his CMA Fest performance last weekend at the the Chevy Riverfront Stage following the news of his son’s death.
Fellow country artists took to social media to express their condolences to Smith and his family.
Smith is most known for his hit songs “If the Boot Fits” and “Backroad Song.” The BBR Music Group Recording artist also portrays the character Earl Dibbles, Jr., a good old country boy with a social media following of more than 7 million and more than 1 billion video views. His fans are known as the Yee Yee Nation.
Contributing: The Tennessean
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