Granger Smith returns to the stage for first time since drowning death of three-year-old son River

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Country singer Granger Smith has returned to performing, debuting a new tattoo in honor of his youngest son, who died in a tragic drowning accident.

River, age three, drowned in the pool at the family's home in Georgetown, Texas, earlier this month.

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The 39-year-old country singer played the last night of a three-day country music festival in Chicago with the name 'River' inked in script on his right forearm.

Smith's wife and River's mom, Amber, paid tribute to their child in her own way, with a touching Instagram post from the road with their two older children.

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Amber's post was filled with meaning derived from moments that remind her of River while being back on the road with their two children, Lincoln, age five, and London, age seven.

'We just happened to be in the same city as the "biiiigggggggest T-Rex" ever found. We had to make a trip to see it in honor of River.' she wrote on Sunday, tagging the post in Chicago.

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'This dinosaur was discovered in FAITH, South Dakota by a woman named Sue. And he died by a River [heart emoji]. Open your eyes and you will see signs all around you. We think just maybe, Riv is having the best time of his life in Heaven with this [Tyrannosaurus Rex emoji].'

Amber went to describe how challenging it's been to have to return to traveling and everyday life without their youngest son, and how the very thing that's given her comfort is also her biggest challenge.

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'Getting back on the road and back into daily life without River has not been easy in the slightest,' she wrote.

'Every single thing reminds me of him, and all I can think about is how he would love exploring and seeing all that we are seeing. I see his name everywhere, I see...
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