By Maxim Mower
Riley Green has shared an acoustic rendition of ‘This Ain't My Last Rodeo’, which is set to be the title-track from the Alabama native's eagerly awaited sophomore album.
The hotly anticipated project is due to be released on October 13, with fans hoping Green might make the title-track available ahead of time as a lead single.
The touchingly vulnerable track treads in similar footsteps to fan-favourites such as ‘I Wish Grandpas Never Died’, ‘Hell Of A Way To Go’ and ‘Behind The Times’, with Riley Green paying tribute to the timeless wisdom of his granddaddy.
With his distinctive gravitas and husky vocals, Green croons, “Laid up in that hospital room / I'd never seen him look so old / But he don't know how to quit / And he'd keep giving her hell right up to the very end / ‘Cause that's the only way he knows”.
He goes on to share the bittersweet advice his grandpa gave him as he lay on his deathbed, “I could feel the truth in his old calloused hands / He took his last breath, looked at me and said / ‘This ain't my last rodeo / No it's just time for this old man to get this show on the road / When life throws you off the saddle / It don't mean you've lost the battle / Just climb back up and turn another road / The Good Lord might want to call this cowboy home / But this ain't my last rodeo’”.
Earlier in August, Riley Green confirmed his new album would be dropped on October 13 during his opening set for Morgan Wallen in Columbus, Ohio, and fans are hoping previously teased tracks such as ‘Known Any Better’, ‘Where Corn Don't Grow’ and ‘Taillights’ make their way onto the upcoming project's tracklist.
One song that's almost certain to feature is the recently released single, ’Mississippi Or Me’, with ‘Hell Of A Way To Go’, ‘Miles On Main’, ‘God Made A Good ‘Ol Boy’, ‘Wild Woman’, ‘Raised Up Right’ and ‘Get Back Home’ all expected to join it on Ain't My Last Rodeo.
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