Riley Green

“There Was This Girl” Who Took Riley Green to No. 1

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Riley Green can add chart-topper to his singer/songwriter status with another milestone as his debut single “There Was This Girl” (BMLG Records) claims the No. 1 spot on Mediabase Airplay this week. The Alabama native co-wrote the all-in, love-at-first-sight jam alongside Erik Dylan and clearly the feeling is mutual with Country radio listeners.

“I just want to thank everyone for the last year of my life,” says Green. “To go from framing houses back home to having the NUMBER ONE song in Country Music is pretty amazing. Huge shoutout to Country radio for playing my song, BMLG for believing in a kid from Alabama and Erik Dylan for writing this song with me. And I can’t thank my fans enough for supporting me from day one – hope to see you all on the road soon!”

As quickly as thoughts of a pretty smile can turn into those of buying a ring like “There Was This Girl” suggests, Green isn’t about to slow down with his music either. His next single “In Love By Now” ships to Country radio today and became a crowd favorite at his live shows. Available at all digital partners, “There Was This Girl” also cements BMLG Records’ 30th No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts.

The last year has been a whirlwind of firsts with a Grand Ole Opry debut, a national TV performance on NBC’sTODAY, catapulting to No.1 on Canada’s Mediabase, and now, earning the pinnacle spot in the US. Rolling Stone Country’s “Artists You Need to Know” has also been named a CMT Listen Up Artist and one of MusicRow’s Next Big Things while Taste of Country declares he “is clearly an artist on the cusp of stardom.” Praising his work ethic Billboard concluded “Green describes his success as ‘accidental,’ which is perhaps his humble Southern way of saying he simply put in the work the old-fashioned way. No gimmicks, no viral moments, no co-signs from a more established artist, just playing shows — a lot of them.” 

Green’s commitment to his fans is one of the reasons early on he built a steady following throughout the Southeast that has now expanded nationwide with his off-the-cuff charm, impressive live show and relatable songwriting. While continuing on his own headlining dates, he also prepares to join Brad Paisley on the road for the 2019 WORLD TOUR next month.

For more information  and a full list of tour dates and more, visit RileyGreenMusic.com.

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