Riley Green plans to keep the party going after the ACM Awards with a special show at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues in Las Vegas April 5th, kicking off at 10 pm PT.
“I heard we’d be in Sin City for a few days so I figured my time might be better spent putting on a show than sitting at the tables for too long,” jokes Green. “I’m looking forward to having a couple friends jump up on stage and wrap up the weekend Vegas style.”
The rugged singer/songwriter is set to have a breakout year with his latest single “I Wish Grandpas Never Died,” an iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Country Artist nomination and being named as part of the prestigious CRS 2020 New Faces Class. Riley performed a stripped down version of his Top 15-and-rising track on NBC’s Today Show and the sentimental fan-favorite follows his gold certified No. 1 “There Was This Girl.” The songs are both featured on his debut album Different ‘Round Here via BMLG Records. Green’s signature country swagger is in full effect during his live shows, prompting CountryNow to proclaim “He’s Country Music’s Next Superstar” with a sound Rolling Stone describes as “Drinks-in-the-air Nineties country at an Alabama vs. Auburn tailgate.” After spending 2019 on the road with Brad Paisley and Jon Pardi while also headlining his own Get That Man a Beer Tour, Green is currently on Jason Aldean’s We Back Tour through the spring.
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Born in Jacksonville, Alabama, Riley Green was raised on the sounds of traditional Country, Bluegrass, and Southern Gospel music. He learned the spirit of songwriting and performing at a young age while spending time with his grandfather, Bufford Green, who ran the Golden Saw Music Hall. Riley shared the stage with him and other men of his generation, laying a foundation for the songs he’d craft in the years to come, reflecting on the experiences of a young Southern man trying to find his place in the world. His 2018 IN A TRUCK RIGHT NOW EP (BMLG Records) introduced his mixture of outlaw-rebellion and respect for tradition across his self-penned four tracks, including his debut No. 1 hit single “There Was This Girl.” The accompanying music video has amassed nearly 10 million views since its release, watch here. His follow-up single “In Love By Now” is currently ascending at Country radio. Rolling Stone Country, Taste of Country, Whiskey Riff, Sounds Like Nashville and iHeartRadio among others have all named Riley an “Artist to Watch,” in addition to being selected as a CMT “Listen Up Artist” and one of MusicRow’s 2019 “Next Big Things.” The past year has been a whirlwind of firsts for Riley as he was selected to be a member of the Opry’s NextStage Program, fulfilling his childhood dream of performing on the Grand Ole Opry, and made his national TV debut on NBC’s TODAY, all while headlining his OUTLAWS LIKE US TOUR, which included multiple sold-out stops. In addition to his headlining dates, Riley joins Brad Paisley’s 2019 WORLD TOUR which will kick off this month. For a full list of tour dates and more information, visit RileyGreenMusic.com.