Photo Credit: Ryan Smith

NASHVILLE, TN (January 10, 2020) – RILEY GREEN sets the pace for a big new year as his “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” launches into Top 20 at Country radio and awards nominations abound ahead of a performance on NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna next Monday (1/13). Following the national television slot, he will chat with fans and perform a few tunes for Billboard Live from their NYC headquarters. Fans can also watch him perform live this morning (1/10) HERE at 11:30 AM EST as Riley visits the Paste studio in Atlanta before tonight’s headline show in Rome, GA.
Embracing a lifestyle of simplicity and respect, Riley’s music resonates loudly with longtime fans and new followers alike, apparent with a recent iHeartRadio Music nomination for Best New Country Artist and being named as part of the prestigious CRS 2020 New Faces Class.
Sharing writing credits posthumously with his grandfathers, People praised, “[‘I Wish Grandpas Never Died’] might take him to a whole new stratosphere.” Honoring his family patriarchs, the song quickly amassed more than one million views early on when a fan posted a clip of Riley performing the heart-wrenching ballad even before he went into the studio to record the track. The latest offering is a standout from his debut album DIFFERENT ‘ROUND HERE (BMLG Records).
After spending 2019 on the road with Brad Paisley and Jon Pardi while also headlining his own GET THAT MAN A BEER TOUR, Riley joins Jason Aldean’s WE BACK TOUR later this month. For a full list of dates and more, visit