Riley Green Calls the Invitation To Join the Brad Paisley Tour a ‘Big Honor’
Rising country star Riley Green burst onto the scene in 2018 with his debut smash “There Was This Girl.” The…
Riley Green; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Rising country star Riley Green burst onto the scene in 2018 with his debut smash “There Was This Girl.” The song, with its ’90s country influence and clever storytelling, was an instant hit among fans and critics alike. The infectious track eventually made its way up the charts, earning Green his very first No.1 single.
He’s back at country radio now with the follow-up release, “In Love By Now,” and he’s got a slot on one of this summer’s hottest tours – Brad Paisley’s 2019 World Tour.
The opportunity to join Paisley on tour was something Green jumped at for many reasons.
“I was always a Brad Paisley fan growing up and I can’t really think of anybody that doesn’t like Brad,” the Alabama native shares. “You know, he’s got a real fun personality and he’s been doing it for a long time. So, to even get asked to be on that tour is such a big honor. But then you start looking at me getting in front of his crowd and potentially getting some new fans.”
Along with the opportunity to gain a few new fans, Green also hopes to learn a few things from the former CMA Entertainer of the Year.
“[With] it being my first major tour and going out in support, me and my band and my crew could probably learn a lot of stuff that’ll help us down the road in our career,” he admits.
Before hitting the stage each night, Green will likely be found enjoying one of the major perks of Paisley’s tour: catering.
“I’ve heard about his catering being top notch in the backstage area,” he explains. “We’re used to beef jerky and protein bars on the bus, so it’ll be very refreshing to go have a nice meal before or after a show. That’s something I’m looking forward to.”
To satisfy fans’ desire for more new music, Green plans to continue to release new music throughout the year.
“As long as they are hungry for it, we will keep putting out new music,” he promises.
On Friday, he’ll release a new EP entitled Get That Man A Beer. The four-song collection features the brand new song and title track, “Get That Man A Beer,” his current single, “In Love By Now,” plus two previously released fan favorites, “Bettin’ Man” and “Numbers On The Cars.”
Fans can head to Green’s website to view his upcoming tour dates.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.