Riley Green And Luke Combs’ ‘Different ‘Round Here’ Makes Major Impact At Country Radio

“…it’s been a long time comin,” the country singer wore on Instagram.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 17, 2023

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Luke Combs, Riley Green; Photo Courtesy Luke Combs, Instagram

Riley Green is returning to country radio with a reprised version of his GOLD Certified stand-out track, “Different ‘Round Here.” The country singer joined forces with his friend and tourmate, Luke Combs, to create a new version of the song that’s already earned rave reviews from fans. 

The song was originally released as a track on Green’s 2019 album of the same name and has remained a fan-favorite ever since, amassing nearly half a billion streams to date. The latest version featuring Combs has garnered an impressive 85 first-week adds, making it the most added song at country radio this week (and BMLG Records’ biggest add day since 2020).

“Ever since we originally released the song a few years ago, we have seen so many military families, athletes, and hard-working everyday people use the song in their own videos,” Green explained in a recent press release.

The country stars are currently on the road together with Green serving as direct support on Luke Combs World Tour. Throughout the trek, the Alabama native has gotten the chance to display his pride through this song in front of countless fans who instinctively scream the lyrics word-for-word right back to him. 

“It has also been one of those songs that proud hometown fans sing along to the loudest, night after night,” he continued. “While up in Canada with Luke at the end of last year, we saw the same thing and it felt right re-releasing it together.”

“Different ‘Round Here,” is produced by Dan Huff and written by Green with Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton. Adding a bit more production to the latest version, Green draws from his Alabama roots as he puts his beliefs on display and speaks on the value of family, hard work, and showing gratitude for those who fight for freedom. Their humble beginnings shine through the upbeat melody and vocals that represent true country music. 

Combs delivers the second verse before joining Green on the chorus as they sing, “Brave is 18 wearin’ army green / Truth is in the words, in red we read / Proud is what you say about where you’re from / Heroes are daddies and mamas are love / The right is right and wrong is wrong / Yeah, we’re doin’ things a little different ’round here.”

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Taking to Instagram to showcase the new track, the “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” singer thanked his duet partner as he wrote, “Thanks for joining me on this new version Luke… it’s been a long time comin.”

This follows a string of collaborative releases from Riley Green, who also joined forces with Justin Moore on the lighthearted track, “Everybody Get Along,” and Thomas Rhett on the cold-beer-loving anthem, “Half Of Me.” 

Riley Green Featuring Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy of BMLG Records
Riley Green Featuring Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy of BMLG Records

While on the road with Luke Combs, Green has performed in stadiums across the country, including a record-breaking two-night sold-out crowd at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. The trek kicked off March 25 in Arlington, TX, and includes 16 North American stadium shows, all of which sold out immediately. He will hold a total of 39 shows across 3 continents and 16 countries, the record-breaking run is the largest tour ever for a country artist. 

Along with Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb are currently serving as support on the North American tour dates, and once Combs heads to Australia and New Zealand, he will be joined by special guests Cody Johnson and Lane Pittman.

In addition to his own headlining dates this summer, Green has also appeared at several festivals including Stagecoach, Country Thunder and even THE PLAYERS Championship Military Appreciation Concert.

He’s next slated to take the stage at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson, WY on May 18. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.