On Wednesday EMS responded to a 911 phone call at Granger and Amber Smith’s home in Georgetown, Texas. Medical professionals rushed their youngest child, River Kelly Smith, 3, to the hospital but it was too late for River, who drowned.
Granger Smith, a country singer of over 20 years, and his wife Amber have been married for 9 years, with three children total.
Both Granger and Amber shared the tragic news on their social media Thursday, saying a “tragic accident” took their son and Amber sharing that “Nothing can prepare a mother to deliver this kind of news”.
Donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center
Instead of flowers or cards, the Smith family has asked that donations be sent to the Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s names. They both stated that the staff has “been incredible” to the family in their dark times.
Country music superstars like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean have all shared their sympathy and support for the Smith family. River was featured in his father’s music video for the song “Happens Like That”, where Granger sings about how quickly his life has changed since meeting his wife.