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Riley Green

Riley Green is a flag-bearer for ‘Lifestyle Country’, with one of the Alabama native's most visceral and frequently used muses being the front-porch wisdom of his grandfathers.

Riley Green sat with his dog, Carl the Cowboy Corgi in a sepia photo

Riley Green is a flag-bearer for ‘Lifestyle Country’, with one of the Alabama native's most visceral and frequently used muses being the front-porch wisdom of his grandfathers.

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Riley Green is the flag-bearer for what some call ‘Lifestyle Country’, with the Alabama native infusing the muddy waters of the St. Johns River and the sandy brown soil of his hometown into every song he crafts.

Riley’s widely lauded 2019 debut album, Different Round Here, epitomised this, with the titular down-home anthem provoking such a fervent response from listeners that the singer-songwriter decided to re-record it alongside Luke Combs for his 2023 sophomore project, Ain’t My Last Rodeo.

As that blockbuster duet accelerates towards the business-end of the Country Radio charts, ‘Different Round Here’ looks set to become Riley Green’s third No. 1 single, joining the rowdy ‘There Was This Girl’ and Riley’s infectious, beer-soaked Thomas Rhett collaboration, ‘Half Of Me’.

Despite never hitting the top spot on the charts, Riley’s double-Platinum single, ‘I Wish Grandpas Never Died’, has gone on to define the sound and themes that underpin Riley Green’s sonic DNA, with the legacy and wisdom of his grandfathers continuing to serve as key inspirations, most viscerally on ‘Numbers On The Cars’, ‘Behind The Times and ‘This Ain’t My Last Rodeo’.

This appreciation for former generations is mirrored by Riley Green’s frequent celebrations of a slower, less hectic way of life, with Riley widely known to be an avid outdoorsman.

It’s a running joke in the country music community that Riley - whose self-bestowed nickname is ‘Riley Duckman’ - only makes new records as a way of funding his main love: hunting.