Rising country star Granger Smith is well known in Aggie circles – his hit song and video “We Bleed Maroon” play on the jumbotron at all Texas A&M home football games, where he formerly cheered as a member of the Corps of Cadets. As his national popularity is growing, he’s coming back to nurture his Wildcat roots with a concert at the Lake Highlands High School “B” field on Sunday, November 1. The Wranglers country and western dance team will sponsor the show, with proceeds going to the Wild for Cats academic booster fund and the Wrangler scholarship fund.

Even before his own days dancing as a Wrangler, Granger taught himself to play guitar and began writing songs. He was only 19 when he landed a songwriting contract in Nashville. Today, he records and produces his songs in his home studio with his band, including his newest album, “Don’t Listen to the Radio.” The Wranglers concert will likely feature new songs, like “Gypsy Rain” and older favorites, like “Colorblind,” which topped the Texas charts in 2006.

Tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased online or in the foyer of the high school Fridays from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic for the outdoor show, and the rain date is November 8. You can learn more about Granger and listen to his music at his website here.