Jason Aldean, Maren Morris, More React to Granger Smith's Son's Death

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Lending their support. Many of country music’s finest have reached out to support Granger Smith after the singer revealed that he and wife Amber Smith lost their 3-year-old son, River, in what the musician called a “tragic accident.”

“Despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived,” Granger, 39, wrote of his youngest child on Instagram on Thursday, June 6. “Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life. Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father.” (The musician also shares daughter London, 7, and son Lincoln, 5, with Amber.)

The BMI Country Award winner continued by remembering his toddler for the ray of sunshine that he was. “Riv was special,” he expressed. “Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this.”

Amber, 37, also shared the heartbreaking announcement on her page Thursday, writing, “Nothing can prepare a mother to deliver this kind of news.”

Granger requested that his followers make a donation to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name in lieu of gifts. “The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible,” he shared.

The “Backroad Song” crooner and his spouse were met with plenty of love from his peers in the music industry, including Grammy winner Maren Morris, Jason Aldean, American Idol judge Luke Bryan and more.

“I can’t imagine what y’all are going through,” Aldean, 42, emphasized, as AI season 10 runner-up, Lauren Alaina, promised to make the requested donation.

“Many prayers. So sorry,” Bryan, 42, chimed in.

“The Middle” songstress, 29, meanwhile let Granger know that his family would be in her thoughts.

Scroll through to read the rest of the heartwarming messages the family has received.

Morgan Miller

Olympic skier Bode Miller‘s wife, who lost her daughter Emeline in a drowning accident in June 2018, sympathized with Granger’s pain and urged parents to take measures to ensure swim safety. My heart breaks,” she wrote on Instagram Stories. “Another baby gone too soon. It can truly happen to anyone. I urge you to make your babies safer.”

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Cassadee Pope

The “Wasting All These Tears” songstress chimed in on Granger’s post, writing, “I’m so sorry. Sending love to you and your family.” 

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Jason Aldean

“I cant imagine what y’all are going thru. Praying for u [sic] and ur [sic] family brother. We are heartbroken for u guys,” Aldean shared.

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Maren Morris

“I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you and your family at this time,” Morris comforted.

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Kane Brown

Brown offered to help in any way that he could, telling Granger, “I’m here for you if you need anything at all bro just hit me up.” 

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Morgan Evans

“So so sorry,” Kelsea Ballerini’s husband quipped. “Love to you all…”

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Luke Bryan

“Many prayers,” the reality star wrote, adding, “So sorry.” 

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Dan + Shay

Musical duo Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney sent well-wishes to the Smiths from their shared account: “Heartbroken for you and your family. Sending all the love.” 

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Carly Pearce

Pearce had sweet words of sincerity for the grieving father. “Granger I am so sorry,” she wrote. “My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”

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Lauren Alaina

The American Idol vet promised to chip into the medical center on River’s behalf. “I am so, so sorry,” she wrote. “We will make a donation in his honor and will encourage our friends to do the same. Sending all my live [sic] and prayers.”

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Jake Owen

Owen left a lengthy message of love for Granger in his time of need. “Man I’m am [sic] so sorry to hear this for you and your family,” he began. “You are such a great, hardworking, kind human being and I know how much your family means to you. Wow. I can’t imagine what y’all are going through. Prayers to you and your family.”


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Cody Alan

“So sorry to hear,” Alan added. “Love to you and your family.” 

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Chase Rice

Aly Raisman’s rumored new beau kept it short and sweet, writing, “Love you buddy.” 

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The season 2 Voice alum offered her condolences, writing, “I am so heartbroken. I am praying for you and your family in this time. I just can’t imagine the pain your heart is feeling. Praying for peace over you!” 

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Danielle Bradbery

The season 4 Voice winner had kind words to share, telling Granger, “Thinking of you and your family … Keeping y’all in my prayers.”

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