Granger Smith announces he will stop touring to pursue ministry

Granger Smith is leaving touring behind to focus on ministry and his local church in his native Texas.

"The country music singer, whose 3-year-old son, River, died in a drowning accident in 2019, announced April 11 on his social media pages that his upcoming "Like a River" concert tour, which kicks off April 13, will be the last of his career.

"This summer is my last-ever tour. I have felt a strong desire to pursue ministry. And, this doesn't mean I'm going to start a church or a crusade or a revival. This means that me and my family are going to serve our local church," Smith, 43, tells fans in a selfie video.

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