Rising country star Granger Smith certainly knows to use his Texas A&M connections.
Smith, a 2002 A&M grad, was already a star in Aggieland for an ode to his alma mater called "We Bleed Maroon," which has played on the video board before football games at Kyle Field. Last year, in College Station, Smith was joined onstage by A&M players including Johnny Manziel during a performance of the song.
Now, Smith has enlisted the help of Manziel for his new video, "Silverado Bench Seat" about the most Texan of themes: a boy hanging out with a girl in his Chevy pickup. The Heisman winner appears with his longtime girlfriend, model Sarah Savage, as well as Ryan Swope, Manziel's former A&M teammate who was recently drafted by the Arizona Cardinals.
Smith's new album, "Dirt Road Driveway," was released in April and debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard Country Album chart.