Riley Green Plots New EP As ‘Damn Good Day To Leave’ Makes Major Impact At Radio

The seven track collection, ‘Way Out Here,’ arrives on April 12.


Lauren Jo Black

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March 28, 2024


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Riley Green; Photo by Harper Smith

Hot on the heels of his third No.1 at country radio, Riley Green revealed plans to release a new EP dubbed Way Out Here

Arriving on Friday, April 12 via Nashville Harbor Records & Entertainment, the project features seven tracks, including a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City.” Green had a hand in writing five of the tracks on the project. 

Riley Green - Way Out Here
Riley Green – Way Out Here

Putting The New Songs To The Test

He’s already been testing out these songs live while on his headlining Ain’t My Last Rodeo Tour.

“We’ve been playing these new songs on the road and wanted to get them to the fans soon as possible,” Green shared. “I’m always working on new music and have more coming throughout the year.”

In addition to the Springsteen cover, among the seven-song tracklist are two self-penned songs, “Jesus Saves” and “Worst Way.” These two tracks highlight a more tender aspect of the singer/songwriter allowing fans to explore his softer side. 

The title track is a cover of Josh Thompson’s “Way Out Here” and was released as an early listen in mid-March.

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“Damn Good Day To Leave”

Meanwhile, his new single, “Damn Good Day To Leave,” takes a light-hearted approach to a breakup and finds the country star enjoying his newfound freedom after his partner unexpectedly walks away from their relationship. 

“You picked a damn good day to leave me/ Sittin’ here, cooler full of Keystone/ Nothing to do but fish all day long/ A pocket full of three-day weekend money/ Ain’t a heartbreak cloud in the forecast, honey/ I hate to see you go but if you ask me/ You picked a damn good day to leave,” he sings on the chorus. 

“Damn Good Day To Leave,” co-written by Green with Erik Dylan, Jonathan Singleton, and Nick Walsh, is sure to dominate the country radio airwaves. In fact, it’s already off to a running start at radio, claiming the coveted title of most-added with 84 first-week adds upon impact. 

Flora-Bama Festival

Taking a break from his Ain’t My Last Rodeo Tour, Riley Green will celebrate his new EP with the first-ever “Duckman Jam at Flora-Bama.” This is a two-day country music festival taking place April 12-13 in Pensacola, Florida. The country hitmaker will headline both evenings and will be joined by Tracy Lawrence and Jake Worthington on Friday, April 12, and Drake White and Ella Langley on Saturday, April 13.  

“Flora-Bama has always been a big deal to me. I’ve been going there since I was a young kid, sneaking in on vacation with my family. It’s the first place I ever saw a writer’s round. I remember going down there as a teenager and standing by the stage, hoping to play. It’s pretty exciting to go back and have my own two-day festival there,” shared Green. “Having Tracy Lawrence and Drake White there will make it a really fun weekend.”

Tickets for the Duckman Jam at Flora-Bama are on sale now.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.