With New Record Contract & Top 5 Debut Single, Riley Green Say His “Past Year Has Been a Blur”

With New Record Contract & Top 5 Debut Single, Riley Green Say His “Past Year Has Been a Blur”

After signing his record deal with Big Machine Label Group in February 2018, Alabama native Riley Green dropped his major-label debut EP, In a Truck Right Now, in June.

Every track on the four-song EP, which Dan Huff produced, was co-penned by Riley, including lead single, “There Was This Girl.” After 37 weeks on the charts, the tune is currently No. 4 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

As Riley told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, people across the country are “relating” to his lead single. That makes the Southern boy feel right at home when he’s touring, which he will be doing plenty of this spring and summer as part of Brad Paisley’s World Tour.

“It’s sort of hard to comprehend,” says Riley to Kix. “I signed my record deal, you know, right around a year ago, and this past year has been a blur. But I feel like I’ve been spoiled. I mean, the song—it’s just been so successful, you know? People really seem to be  enjoying the song and relating to it all over the place. The more I go across the country and get out of the Southeast that I played in for so long, the more I see that people kind of grew up the same way I did. They’re relating to these songs just like everybody in Alabama is.”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs