Riley Green Announces October Release For Brand-New Album, ‘Ain’t My Last Rodeo’

The forthcoming project shares a glimpse into the country star’s small-town upbringing.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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August 29, 2023

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Riley Green; Ain’t My Last Rodeo

Riley Green prepares fans for a homegrown taste of his country music roots in his just-announced album Ain’t My Last Rodeo, which he revealed is set for release on October 13 via BMLG Records. 

A crowd of fans at Ohio Stadium were the first to hear the news live from the multi-platinum singer/songwriter during a recent appearance in Columbus, OH. This on-stage announcement proceeded to spark great excitement among Green’s social media followers. 

One user wrote, “Some good news on a monday😍,” while another said, “Can hardly wait! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🤎🤎🤠🤠.”

Riley Green; Ain't My Last Rodeo
Riley Green; Ain’t My Last Rodeo

The 12-track project is expected to feature an array of melodies and lyrics that were heavily inspired by Green’s small-town upbringing in Alabama. As he highlights the slower way of life and rural influences, the country singer welcomes fans to experience his journey through the lenses of his personal experiences, values, and love of his family. 

The title, Ain’t My Last Rodeo was pulled from the track “My Last Rodeo.” This marks one of the most sentimental tunes on the project as it was a solo write from Green that spawned from one of the final conversations he had with his late Grandaddy Buford while in the hospital. Buford Green is credited for having a huge influence on the “Hell Of A Way To Go” singer’s love for music, his education of the arts and his appreciation for the outdoors. His grandfather was also the one to convert his great-grandparents’ home into the Golden Saw Music Hall, creating a venue for local musicians to showcase their talent.

“I was fortunate enough to grow up within about three miles of my grandparents, so they were a huge part of my growing up and who I am—and this album is a lot of who I am,” Riley Green shared in a press release. “This is really the first time I was able to really take my time, write and record songs that really felt like a cohesive album—I’m really proud of it and want to thank the fans for all of their encouragement—I hope y’all enjoy it.”

Riley Green; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Riley Green; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Fans have already gotten a taste of the forthcoming album through songs like “Mississippi Or Me,” “Raised Up Right,” “God Made A Good Ol’ Boy,” and his latest recording of “Different ‘Round Here” featuring Luke Combs

In addition to these early releases, the project will include a song with Jelly Roll titled “Copenhagen In A Cadillac,” a cover of Tim McGraw’s “Damn Country Music” and several other brand-new tunes.

Green’s collaboration with Combs is currently climbing through the Top 30 at Country radio with more than 250M streams. The song was originally released back in 2019 and quickly became a fan favorite, eventually earning a Gold-certification. After spending some time on the road together earlier this year, the pair of artists decide to reprise the song in a new way. 

“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 via press release.

“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.”

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Riley Green has spent most of the year playing to an average of 65,000 fans each night while serving as direct support for Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs, who wrapped up the U.S. leg of his massive world tour on July 29 in Philadelphia, PA at Lincoln Financial Field.

While Green has yet to announce his next official tour, he is slated to appear at a number of fairs, festivals and rodeos throughout the remainder of the year, including Bulls, Bands and Barrels, Finger Lakes Country Music Festival, Country Fan Fest, Tri-State Rodeo and more. 

Riley Green; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Riley Green; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Ain’t My Last Rodeo Track List:

Damn Country Music” – (Jessi Alexander, Cary Barlowe, Josh Thompson)

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That No More” – (Riley Green, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo)

Mississippi Or Me” – (Riley Green, Tyler Reeve, Josh Thompson)

Different ‘Round Here (featuring Luke Combs)” – (Riley Green, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton)

Ain’t Like I Can Hide It” – (Riley Green, Chris Dubois, Bobby Pinson)

Copenhagen In A Cadillac (featuring Jelly Roll)” – (Riley Green, Erik Dylan, Wyatt McCubbin)

Damn Good Day To Leave” – (Riley Green, Erik Dylan, Jonathan Singleton, Nick Walsh)

My Last Rodeo” – (Riley Green)

Workin’ On Me” – (Riley Green, Rhett Akins, Randy Montana)

Raised Up Right” – (Riley Green, Jeremy Bussey, Chris Dubois, Lynn Hutton)

God Made a Good Ol’ Boy” – (Riley Green, Erik Dylan, Wyatt McCubbin, Jonathan Singleton)

Ain’t My Damn To Give” – (Tucker Beathard, Ben Simonetti, Jonathan Singleton)

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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.