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New Artist Spotlight: Riley Green
Find out why Riley Green should be your new country favorite!
This week’s New Artist Spotlight is Riley Green, a rising singer-songwriter from Alabama. Green grew up on traditional country, bluegrass, and southern gospel music.
After signing with Big Machine Label Group, Green released an EP called In A Truck Right Now. Rolling Stone describes his music as “drinks-in-the-air nineties country at an Alabama vs. Auburn tailgate.”
Green keeps his lyrics consistent to the themes of country music. He told Rolling Stone, “I think those [subjects] are staples in country music for a reason. Yeah, there are a lot of songs about trucks, but they all have their place. [Alan Jackson’s] ‘Drive (For Daddy Gene)’ takes me to a different place in my childhood than any other song. [Lee Brice’s] ‘I Drive Your Truck’ does something completely different. If I can write a song about how I grew up and it be specific to my life, then it’s new. And if it makes somebody feel a certain way, then that’s even better. I think the trick is to not write songs about things you think a song should be about – just write about what you know. Then it’s original.”
Green’s original music has over 27 million streams and his music video for “Bury Me in Dixie” has been viewed over a milliton times. Watch the video for yourself below and listen to his new single, “There Was This Girl.”
To learn more about Riley Green, visit his website.
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