Riley Green To Release New EP, ‘If It Wasn’t For Trucks’

The newly crowned ACM New Male Artist of the Year, Riley Green, is gearing up to release new music. The…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 26, 2020


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The newly crowned ACM New Male Artist of the Year, Riley Green, is gearing up to release new music.

The rising star just announced a new five-song EP, If It Wasn’t For Trucks. Out September 11, the EP will off a sneak peek of Green’s new full-length album, which is set to release sometime in 2021.

After spending several months in his hometown of Jacksonville, Alabama, the singer/songwriter was inspired to write new songs with his love for traditional country music in mind. The new project will reflect his small-town upbringing and shine a light on a simplistic way of life.

“I’m excited to be releasing the If It Wasn’t For Trucks EP. I’ve been using my time off to do a lot of writing and although we can’t play music for fans face-to-face right now, I’m glad I can still share some new music with everyone,” said Green. “I hope to see everyone back on the road soon.”

The upcoming EP follows the release of Green’s 2019 album, Different ‘Round Here, which spawned hits such as “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” adds to his GOLD-certified No. 1 “There Was This Girl.”

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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.