Riley Green

Riley Green.

BOWLING GREEN – Riley Green will be playing during the 2020 Pike County Fair Saturday, Aug. 1.

Green was born in Jacksonville, Ala., and  raised on the sounds of traditional country, bluegrass, and southern gospel music.

He learned the spirit of songwriting and performing at a young age while spending time with his grandfather, Bufford Green, who ran the Golden Saw Music Hall. Green shared the stage with him and other men of his generation, laying a foundation for the songs he’d craft in the years to come, reflecting on the experiences of a young Southern man trying to find his place in the world.

His 2018 “In A Truck Right Now” EP (BMLG Records) introduced his mixture of outlaw-rebellion and respect for tradition across his self-penned four tracks, including his debut No. 1 hit single “There Was This Girl.” His follow-up single “In Love By Now” is currently ascending at country radio from his newly released “Get That Man A Beer” EP (BMLG Records). Released in June, the EP serves as a second collection of songs, co-written by Green and produced by Dann Huff, giving fans a preview of his forthcoming debut album. Rolling Stone Country, Taste of Country, Whiskey Riff, Sounds Like Nashville and iHeartRadio among others have all named Riley an “Artist to Watch,” in addition to being selected as a CMT “Listen Up Artist” and one of MusicRow’s 2019 “Next Big Things.”

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