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Riley Green & Travis Denning Impress Fans at Gramercy Theatre in NYC

Last night the Get That Man A Beer Tour with Riley Green and Travis Denning made its way to a packed house at Gramercy Theatre in Midtown Manhattan. The breakout star and one of our 2019 Artists to Watch, has been on the road nonstop this past year, first opening for Brad Paisley’s World Tour then plotting out this headlining run and next he will join Jason Aldean’s We Back Tour.

Travis Denning Riley Green

Kicking things off, Swag Session alumni, Travis Denning took the stage to captivate the already packed venue. The full band set featured his songs “After A Few” and “Tank Of Gas and a Radio Song” as well as a great medley of female country songs like Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine”, Taylor Swift’s “Picture to Burn”, Reba’s “Fancy” and Miranda Lambert’s “Kerosene”. Denning and his band showed their southern rock influences on “Ramblin’ Man” which featured an intense and harmonious jam session.

He introduced a new song, “ABBY” which he says is “…is not about one girl, okay, and it’s not about all girls, this song is just about that one person that you don’t give two shits about anymore in your life, okay?”. “ABBY” being an acronym for ‘Any Body But You’, the cheeky song had fans intently listening and smiling along. He closed his set with his breakout single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs” and from the moment the song started Gramercy Theatre was singing along, even singing the final chorus back to the rising artist.

As soon as the house lights dimmed and the giant Christmas tree lights flickered on (complete with a red solo cup star), fans of the Alabama native and headliner, Riley Green started screaming. Kicking off his set with the title of the tour, “Get That Man A Beer”, Green entertained the Gramercy Theatre for 75 minutes with track after track from his debut album Different ‘Round Here. He sprinkled in some classic covers throughout the night like Jamey Johnson’s “In Color” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” but for the most part, this country boy kept things traditional country.

Riley Green Travis Denning

New York City sang along with Green to his album cuts “Same Old Song”, “Georgia Time”, and “Runnin With An Angel” and he seemed quite impressed that so many fans from the tri-state area were such big fans of his traditional vibe. Taking a moment in between songs to introduce the next or tell a quick story about the songwriting process, Green kept the room engaged for the entirety of the Wednesday evening.

His current single, the heartwarming, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”, although a slower track cultivated an entire venue wide sing-along, echoing the sentiments of the touching lyrics. The night would not have been complete without his debut single, and very first chart-topper, “There Was This Girl”. It was incredible to watch an entire venue sing along to a song that we featured as an acoustic version over a year ago during our Swag Session with the breakout star. Watch that performance below.

For more exclusive clips from last night’s show head to our Instagram. This is the final weekend of the Get That Man A Beer Tour as it heads to Philadelphia tonight. Coming up in 2020 Travis Denning will be opening for the Stay Country Tour with Dustin Lynch and Riley Green will be on tour with Jason Aldean.

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NYCS First Impression: Riley Green ‘Different Round Here’

Riley Green Different Round Here

Alabama native and one of our favorite rising artists, Riley Green finally released his debut record entitled Different ‘Round Here. The fourteen-track record is full of songs for both the traditional and modern-day country lover. It encompasses eight of the songs off his renowned EP’s In a Truck Right Now and Get That Man a Beer EP. The new record is laced with old-school country influences and themes of heartbreak, love, and pride in small-town upbringing. Green continues to prove why we named him one of our 2019 Artists to Watch.

As it should, the album begins with “There Was This Girl,” which was the song that seemingly started it all for Green. The track was both his first radio single and his first number one song, and the buzz surrounding the track quickly catapulted Green into the limelight. Check out our Swag Session with him, where he sang the song as it was climbing the charts, along with, “In A Truck Right Now,” a heartfelt ballad off the record.

The album also features “Same Old Song” and “Break Up More Often.” The former is an upbeat bop, while the latter is a romantic ode to the trials people face in a relationship. Green lays it on thick for the girl he loves, expressing the charming and cheeky sentiment “If tellin’ each other goodbye is gonna lead to a long slow kiss / If you tearin’ out of my drive is gonna get us makin’ love like this / It’s crazy to think that yesterday we weren’t even talkin’ / if this is how it’s gonna be / then baby maybe we should break up more often.”

Green continues to melt hearts with his true blue country twang and swoon-worthy vocals in “My First Everything” and “Hard To Leave.” The first is a slightly melancholy, yet nostalgic tune. The singer reminisces about that “that first loving feeling.” He laments about the feelings that only apply to your first love. He lets fans into the inner workings of his heart on this track. “You were my first love / My first broken heart / That’s all you were to me / Just my first everything.”

In “Hard To Leave,” Green’s vocals are accompanied by a soft musical arrangement. While still keeping his manly man edge, the singer admits to not wanting to leave his girl after a great time together. Calling it a “tough love song,” the singer-songwriter shines a light on the special moments of experiencing love, without actually mentioning the word. “Girl you make it hard to leave / You got some kind of hold on me / You drive me wild / Giving me that smile.”

The rising artist continues to emote in “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” and “Numbers On The Cars.” Both pre-released tracks pay homage to Green’s late grandfathers. The first garnered approval by fans even before its release. It’s a staple at his live shows and Green’s current radio single. The latter is a more direct appreciation song for both of his grandfathers. He tackles the difficult subject of Alzheimer’s disease and how it changes your relationship with your loved ones. Green’s vulnerability and authenticity are obvious in both of these impactful tracks.

For fans, who love Green’s honesty, the singer included two songs that personify pride in his upbringing. Both the title track and “Outlaws Like Us” remind fans that the rising artist will always be a good ole’ country boy at heart. In both songs, the singer shows his appreciation for the American flag and his “one-stoplight town.” Although clearly personal, both the songs tug at your heartstrings and also make you cherish your own upbringing, regardless of how similar or different it may have been.

Continuing the theme of honesty, Green shows off his unique perspective on break-ups in “In Love By Now,” “Runnin’ With An Angel,” and “Get That Man A Beer.” The first track tells the story of a guy admitting that he probably blew his chance with a girl that has it all together and knows her worth, while “Runnin’ With An Angel” appears to be a song about the singer’s muse. He compares himself to the devil and her to an angel, while admitting that he tried everything to get over her. Finally, he comes to the realization that she’s too good for him.

In “Get That Man A Beer,” Green ironically sides with his ex’s ex-boyfriend. Relating to what the man went through post-break-up, “she did what she did to me to him,” he empathizes by encouraging others to buy the guy a drink.

Regardless of whatever side of Green you relate to the most, he’s got that undeniable ‘it factor’ and one of a kind talent. According to the rising artist, “Whether you’re writing or singing country music, the best thing you can be is different. And I want to have a sound that is unique.” He goes on to add:  “For me to say, ‘We do things different round here’ was a good way to present not only my first record, but me. I do things different and the fans allow me to do that. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

In this case, Green nails it. He created a record that is undoubtedly unique, yet has that familiarity, where listeners will want to listen again and again. We can’t wait to see his career take off! Find tickets to his first-ever headlining tour here.

To keep up with Riley Green follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Different ‘Round Here is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

 

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Riley Green Kicks Off Get That Man A Beer Tour and Adds Dates

Riley Green has just wrapped up his opening slot on Brad Paisley’s World Tour and he is not slowing down,  this past weekend he kicked off his very own headlining, Get That Man A Beer Tour in Georgia and he added additional dates including a New York City date. Alabama native sang his chart-topping single “There Was This Girl” for us in October of last year and since then he’s continued to release incredible music, including his latest single “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”.  Watch our Swag Session and our interiew with the rising star below.

Direct support for Green, another Swag Session alum is Travis Denning. Denning who burst onto the scene with his top 40 hit “David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs” has spent his summer playing some of the biggest country music festivals including Faster Horses, Watershed Festival and Country Thunder.  He will now accompany Green on the Get That Man a Beer Tour and continue promoting his new music including his latest release, “After A Few”.

The Get That Man A Beer Tour will make it’s New York City stop on December 11th at Gramercy Theatre. Grab your tickets here.

For tickets and more information head to rileygreenmusic.com.

To keep up with Riley Green follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
To keep up with Travis Denning follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

See below for a full list of tour dates.

2019 ‘GET THAT MAN A BEER’ Tour Dates:

Sept. 5— Statesboro, GA. @ The Blue Room
Sept. 6 — Phenix City, AL. @ Phenix City Amphitheater
Sept. 13 — Columbia, SC. @ The Senate
Sept. 19 — Billings, MT. @ Pub Station Ballroom
Sept. 20 — Bozeman, MT. @ The Rialto Theatre
Sept. 21 — Spokane, WA. @ Knitting Factory
Sept. 26 — Los Angeles, CA. @ Troubadour
Sept. 27 — Las Vegas, NV. @ Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Oct. 17 — Tuscaloosa, AL. @ Druid City Music Hall
Oct. 18 — Tuscaloosa, AL. @ Druid City Music Hall
Nov. 7 — Athens, GA. @ Georgia Theatre
Nov. 8 — Athens, GA. @ Georgia Theatre
Nov. 9 — Charlotte, NC. @ Coyote Joe’s
Nov. 15 — Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford
Nov. 16 — Mobile, AL. @ Soul Kitchen Music Tour
Nov. 21 — Tulsa, OK. @ Cain’s Ballroom
Nov. 29 — Baton Rouge, LA. @ The Texas Club
Dec. 6 — Atlanta, GA. @ Buckhead Theatre
Dec. 11 — New York, NY. @ Gramercy Theatre
Dec. 12 — Philadelphia, PA. @ The Foundry
Dec. 13 — Binghamton, N.Y. @ Touch of Texas
Dec. 14 — Norfolk, VA. @ The Norva

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Brad Paisley Brings His 2019 World Tour to Jones Beach

As we hang on to the last bit of summer, Friday evening (Aug 30.) New Yorkers headed out to Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater to kick off Labor Day weekend. Headliner, Brad Paisley brought his 2019 World Tour to the waterfront venue, featuring special guests Chris Lane and Riley Green. Check out highlights from the show on our Instagram story here.

Just as the sun was beginning to set, one of our 2019 Artists to Watch, Riley Green took to the stage. The rising artist exploded on to the stage with songs like “Bettin’ Man,” “In Love By Now,” and “Get That Man A Beer,” both upbeat tunes. Green took some time to show off his vocals and softer side, singing his next radio single “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”. The singer-songwriter explained “If ya’ll don’t mind, I’m going to play ya’ll a brand new song that I just had written. It’s one of my favorite songs that I ever wrote,” adding that the song would be his next single on country radio, and a track on his forthcoming debut album, Different ‘Round Here.

It was clear the audience did not mind as all, as fans both sang the words back to Green and nodded and danced in approval as they listened to his breathtaking vocals. He ended his enticing set with his first number one single, “There Was This Girl,” leaving fans wanting even more music from the talented singer. Check out our Live Swag Session with Riley Green below from last Fall where he performed and chatted with us months before getting that number one.

Approximately ten minutes later, entertainer, Chris Lane brought his high-energy set to the amphitheater, even mentioning that the venue was one of his favorites to perform at. Before he even took the stage, the stage lit up with colorful lights and eclectic music blared from the speakers. It was obvious that Lane was about to leave his heart and soul on the stage, keeping everyone entertained.

The country crooner made sure to sing fan-favorites including “Fix,” “I Don’t Know About You,” and “For Her.” The entire crowd showed their approval, singing along throughout his set. One of the highlights was when Lane introduced his newest song “Big, Big Plans,” the song he just so happened to use to propose to his now fiancé Lauren Bushnell last month. Lane humbly told the audience “Thankfully, she said yes.”

As always, the singer-songwriter made sure to bring his ’90s country flair to his performance, singing a medley of some popular country songs. Lane borrowed an American cowboy hat from a fan in the audience to get into character. The charming mash-up included “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “Boot Scootin Boogie,” “Check Yes or No,” among some other popular ’90s tunes. Lane ended his impressive set with “Take Back Home Girl,” which he sang as he ventured through the sea of fans in the audience as he made his away around the venue.

We first caught up with Chris Lane nearly two years ago when he played Long Island’s Stereo Garden. Check out the interview below where he chats about hitting the road, music, and more.

Green and Lane definitely did their jobs, as fans were eager to hear from the headliner, Brad Paisley. Paisley not only brought his unique swagger and strong vocals to the stage, but his theatrics and background images were unparalleled, only adding to the whole ambiance of his almost two hour set.

The seasoned musician sang a mix of some of his greatest hits, new songs, crowd-favorites, and everything in between. His set began with the electrifying “Beat This Summer,” following it up with “Ticks,” “The World,” and “Perfect Storm.” Although Paisley delivered every song with conviction, one of our favorite moments of the night was when he sang a mash-up of his romantic ballads, “Then” and “Waitin’ On a Woman.” The singer-songwriter mesmerized each and every fan with the love songs. Later on in the set, Paisley showed his vulnerability yet again, singing “She’s Everything,” while the camera cut to real-time clips of adorable couples in the audience, catching them on the ‘kiss cam.’

Photo Courtesy of @bradpaisley on Instagram

Photo Courtesy of @bradpaisley on Instagram

Lane and Green joined Paisley back on stage, during the middle of his set to sing both Hank Williams Jr.’s “A Country Boy Can Survive” and “I’m Still a Guy.” Each vocalist sang a verse of the song, but it was the banter between the singers that really made the performance. Paisley poked fun at Lane’s style, laughing saying, “you have more bling around your ankles than I own,” and even stopped to take a selfie with fans. All joking aside, Paisley shared, “I’m the luckiest guy in the world to have these guys out. Chris Lane! Riley Green everybody!”

Paisley kept up the energy, singing both “This Is Country Music” and “American Saturday Night.” During the later, he made sure to thank the troops for serving our country and even brought four soldiers out on stage to honor them, encouraging fans to cheer and applaud. Concertgoers obliged, giving the soldiers a standing ovation and starting a ‘USA’ chant, making for another iconic moment of the night. [Shop here for your ‘USA! Chant’ gear.]

Photo Courtesy of @bradpaisley on Instagram

Photo Courtesy of @bradpaisley on Instagram

Paying homage to 90s country, Paisley made sure to gives fans his rendition of Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochee”, but it was his cover of Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher,” that surprised excited fans. Paisley ended his set, singing arguably some of his most popular songs, including “I’m Gonna Miss Her,” “Mud on the Tires,” and “Today.”

Of course, Paisley came back to the stage for an encore song, singing his Grammy nominated track, “Alcohol,” with Lane and Green. The trio’s performance was the perfect cap to a great night of country music.

This weekend wrapped up this leg of the incredible tour; however, Paisley will head to Europe for a string of shows in October. For tickets and more information head to bradpaisley.com.

To keep up with Brad Paisley follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss Riley Green On Tour With Brad Paisley

 

One of our favorite rising artists and 2019 Artists to Watch, Riley Green is currently on tour with Chris Lane and Brad Paisley. The summer tour will be wrapping up at the end of the month with two tri-state area shows, August 30th at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre and August 31st at PNC Bank Arts Center.

From scoring his very first number one hit earlier this year with “There Was This Girl” to making waves with his newest release “I Wish Grandpas Never Died,” Green is paving his own path towards superstardom. With his debut album Different ‘Round Here slated for release next month, September 20th and a headlining tour of his own beginning this fall, here are five reasons why you should be sure to head into the venue early to catch his opening set.

1. He Has A Song For Every Emotion

Whether you’re in the mood to jam out or in the mood to cry, Green has you covered with everything in between. Songs like “There Was This Girl” and “In Love By Now” will have you up and dancing, while “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” might get you emotional. “Bettin’ Man” and “Same Old Song” will definitely have you swaying back and forth, focusing on Green’s guitar skills and incredible vocals.

2. For The Ladies… He’s Handsome

Not only is Green extremely talented, but he was also blessed with good looks too. For us ladies who love a man with a beard, he is the guy for you.

3. He Flawlessly Blends Traditional and Modern Country Music

Green was raised in Jacksonville, Alabama on old traditional country, bluegrass and southern gospel music. Growing up, he spent his childhood songwriting and performing for his grandfather, who ran Golden Saw Music Hall. Green shared the stage with his grandfather, Bufford Green and other influential men of his time. As he grew older, he put his own mixture of modern rebellion into his original music.

4. You Will See Him Live Before He Releases His Debut Album

The Jacksonville, Alabama native will be releasing his debut album Different ‘Round Here on September 20th. Green co-wrote each of the fourteen tracks with some of Nashville’s greatest songwriters including Jessi Alexander, Erik Dylan, Justin Weaver and more. He also recorded the project alongside CMA and ACM award-winning producer Dann Huff and executive producer Jimmy Harnen. You will get to hear and know most of the songs on the LP before it’s release.

5. You Can Say You Knew Him When

For followers of NYCountry Swag, you knew about the singer-songwriter back when we hosted a Swag Session with him last Fall. We sat down with Green at The Boogie Room in October 2018 while he performed two songs for us and spoke about his experience as a country music artist up until that point. Watch the Swag Session above.

To keep up with Riley Green follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and check out his full catalog below.

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Riley Green Releases Emotional Track “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”

Riley Green I Wish Grandpas Never Died

Before its official release, Riley Green’s “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” made its rounds touching the hearts of country music fans. Within days of the penned ballad making its debut on YouTube, it miraculously collected a mere 1.8 million views. It has been a staple in Green’s intimate sets over the last few months, leaving the Jacksonville, Alabama native exposing his sensitive side each and every time he’s nurturing his guitar.

This emotive, personal ballad pays homage to both of the Green’s late grandfathers, Buford and Lyndon who passed in 2010 and 2018, but also runs deeper than missing the presence of a loved one. Green sings: “I wish even cars had truck beds / And every road was named Copperhead / I wish cookers never ran out of cold Bud Light / I wish high school home teams never lost / And backroad drinking kids never got caught / I wish the price of gas was low and cotton was high// I wish honky tonks never had no closing time / And I wish Grandpa’s never died.”

The “There Was This Girl” singer often mentions the impact his grandfathers had on him. Without those relationships, Green may not be at this point in his career. His grandpa Buford ran Golden State Music Hall in Jacksonville, AL and allowed his grandson to step on stage and play some songs. Grandpa Buford acquainted Green to the likes of Merle Haggard and Hank Williams and instilled those traditional roots in his him when he was a child. Conceivably the inspiration behind his line: “I wish country music still got played on country radio”

Regardless of your background or your taste in music, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” hits close to home and pays homage to the purpose of the country genre.

To keep up with Riley Green follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“I Wish Grandpas Never Died” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Riley Green Releases Sentimental “Numbers On The Cars”

Numbers on the Cars

Last Friday (5/24) one of our 2019 Artists to Watch, Riley Green dropped a new song, titled “Numbers On The Car.” This marks Green’s third release of 2019, including “Bettin’ Me” and “In Love By Now.” It follows his first number one single, “There Was This Girl,” which the rising country artist performed for us during a Swag Session back in October.

In the new song, Green tackles a difficult subject, dedicating the track to his grandfather. The lyrics tell the real-life story of Green’s grandfather’s struggle with Alzheimers Disease. Despite the heartbreak that stems from watching your loved one’s condition deteriorate, Green sings highly about his grandfather and shines a light on the love they have for one another.

“I know he ain’t all there / But I don’t care / My mind still full of memories with him / And he may not know / All the words to the song / He still knows Merle Haggard’s voice when he hears it…”

On his Twitter, the singer shared, “Numbers On The Car is out now! This song means a lot to me and reminds me of times I’d spend with my granddaddy. Hope ya’ll like it.” He adds on Instagram, “Numbers On The Cars is a song about Alzheimer’s inspired by my Grandaddy’s love for NASCAR… he knew every driver’s name and sponsor. So racking season is kicking into full gear, this seems like the perfect time to release it.”

The new track will make you shed a tear, as the emotional component is truly its best asset. For Green, the racetrack remains a coveted memory for himself and his grandfather, but the message will resonate to anyone, who has ever lost or loved someone.

“Numbers On the Car” shows a more vulnerable side of the up and coming artist, proving that he can deliver a sentimental tune, a party anthem, a love song, and a break-up song. It will be interesting to see what a full-length record would be like from Green in the future.

To keep up with Green, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Numbers On The Car” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen and More Perform for Guys With Guitars

Guys With Guitars: My Country 96.1’s 8th Birthday Bash at Stereo Garden in Patchogue ended up with many unexpected surprises including a special female performing alongside the guys. The lineup this year featured Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen, Tyler Rich, Riley Green, and Filmore who all took turns performing their biggest hits to date and telling stories behind each of the songs.

Guys with Guitars

Filmore kicked it off with his tracks ‘Country Song,” “Love That About You,” “Slower” and a hidden gem “Leave Our Mark” requested by the audience. Riley Green played the two songs he recently released, “Bettin’ Man” and his upcoming single “In Love By Now.” He also sang his unreleased track “Get That Man A Beer” and his radio smash hit “There Was This Girl,” which is currently #3 on both Billboard and Mediabase charts.

Next, Rich introduced his potential upcoming single “Leave Her Wild” by saying “Has anyone had a controlling ex?” The lyrics are “If you’re going to make her do something, make her smile; If you’re going let her dance, let her sing, let her be whoever she wants to be; leave her wild.” He explained the song is about “happy wife, happy life” and loving a girl for just the way she is.

Guys With Guitars

In the next round, Dylan Scott and Jimmie Allen played their biggest songs and even brought out a special guest. Allen started out the night by playing the first song on his album Mercury Lane “American Heartbreaker” to get the crowd started. Scott opened up with his catchy, smash hit “Hooked” and the crowd was screaming the lyrics. He was very interactive with the crowd, even roses were being thrown up on stage to his band.

Guys with Guitars

The singer-songwriter told stories behind his songs especially about his high school sweetheart turned wife and how they’re expecting their second child. Allen brought out his surprise guest, Abby Anderson to sing their collab on the resonating “Shallow” duet by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Anderson also sang her sassy, southern new single coming out tomorrow called “Good Lord.”  From the crowd’s participation and enthusiasm, it’s safe to say country music is a fan favorite on Long Island.

 

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‘In Love’ with Riley Green’s Newly Released Song

Riley Green In Love By Now

Big Machine Label Group recording artist, Riley Green is one of the most exciting acts in country music right now, earning him a spot on NYCountry Swag’s 2019 Artist to Watch List. After performing for us in a live Swag Session back in October, releasing his EP In a Truck Right Now, and hitting the top 15 on the country airplay charts with his radio single, “There Was This Girl,” the singer-songwriter continues to impress country music fans with his talent. Keeping the momentum going, Green released a new song across all platforms today entitled, “In Love By Now.”

The rising country star has another hit on his hands with his new song. The track tells the story of a guy admitting that he probably blew his chance with a girl that has it all together and knows her worth. This mid-tempo beat mixed with the country crooner’s enticing voice is the perfect blend of new-wave country with some classic twists thrown in. The catchy hook and chorus is sure to be stuck in your head, after just one listen.

“She’s probably in love by now/ A girl like that, don’t stay lonely long/ And I bet she’s already found- somebody else/ He ain’t doing her wrong/ Won’t do no good even if I could, somehow track her down/ She’s probably in love by now.”

Take a listen to the track below and click here to check our New Country Music Spotify playlist for your new country music fix.

Next up, Green will perform as a supporting act on Brad Paisley’s recently announced World Tour, alongside singer Chris Lane. The tour begins February 15th in San Antonio, Texas, runs all the way through mid- October, concluding in Dublin, Ireland. The tour hits the New York Area on August 30th at Northwell Health Jones Beach Theatre and again, August 31st at PNC Bank Arts Center. Additionally, Green will continue to play some of his own shows, including a My Country 96.1 radio stations 8th Birthday Bash in Patchogue, New York at Stereo Garden on March 20th. Head to rileygreenmusic.com for details and tour dates.

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Brad Paisley Announces 2019 World Tour with Chris Lane & Riley Green

Brad Paisley World Tour

Earlier this morning country mega-star Brad Paisley announced his 2019 World Tour and he is bringing  Chris Lane and Riley Green along for the ride.  The singer-songwriter will kick off the tour May 30th in Albuquerque, New Mexico and fans may even get to hear a taste of what is to come from Paisley on this tour run.  His latest single “Bucked Off”, which was released late last year, is the first time we’ve heard new music since his album Love and War, back in April of 2017.

New Yorkers have two chances to catch the tour, August 30th at Northwell Health at Jones Beach and August 31st at PNC Bank Arts Center.

Select cities are part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket available at megaticket.com and fans can purchase tickets for select dates now at bradpaisley.com. More ticket info to come soon.

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Brad Paisley, 2019 World Tour Dates:

Feb. 15 – San Antonio, Texas @ San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo at AT&T Center 
March 16 –Houston, Texas @ Houston Rodeo – NRG Stadium 
March 29 – Thackerville, Okla. @ WinStar World Casino 
April 13 – Laughlin, Nev. @ Laughlin Events Center 
April 26 – Rama, Ontario, Canada @ Casino Rama Resort 
April 27 – Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ The Colosseum at Caesars 
May 30 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
May 31 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 1 –  San Diego, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 6 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Toyota Amphitheatre
June 7 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 8 – Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
June 13 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheatre
June 14 – Missoula, Mont. @ Big Sky Brewery
June 15 – Ridgefield, Wash. @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
June 27 – Rogers, Ark. @ Walmart AMP
June 28 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 29 – Oshkosh, Wisc. @ Country USA
July 13 – Prior Lake, Minn. @ Lakefront Park Music Fest
July 19 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 20 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 21 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
July 25 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 26 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
July 27 – Boston, Mass. @A Xfinity Center
Aug. 2 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
Aug. 3 – Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 4 – Davenport, Iowa @ Mississippi Valley Fair 
Aug. 9 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena 
Aug. 10 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 11 – Bethlehem, Pa. @ Musikfest 
Aug. 15 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Aug. 16 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily’s Place
Aug. 17 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Aug. 22 – Orange Beach, Ala. @ The Wharf Amphitheater
Aug. 23 – Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 29 – Hartford, Conn. @ XFINITY Theatre
Aug. 30 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 31 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 22 – Puyallup, Wash. @ Washington State Fair 
Oct. 4 – Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Spektrum 
Oct. 5 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena 
Oct. 6 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovet 
Oct. 9 – Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom 
Oct. 11 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 Poppodium 
Oct. 12 – London, England @ The O2 Arena 
Oct. 13 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena

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