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article imageRiley Green talks new EP, 'Outlaws Like Us' Tour, Carly Pearce Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 25, 2018 in Music
Rising country artist Riley Green chatted with Digital Journal about "The Outlaws Like Us Tour," and his forthcoming EP "In a Truck Right Now," which comes out on Friday, June 29, 2018.
Green is headlining his own "The Outlaws Like Us Tour," which kicks off in his home state of Alabama on August 9, and it will feature such opening acts as Troy Cartwright and Trea Landon. "Come out to a show, and see my great band. It will be a great live show," he said. "I hope we make a stop in New York before too long."
His new EP In a Truck Right Now will be released on June 29, via BMLG Records, an imprint of the Big Machine Label Group. "I did a lot of songwriting on my own, and I started co-writing about a year ago. When I wrote with others, my songs started getting better," he said. "It is great to be a part of BMLG Records, and sign with them."
Green listed "There Was This Girl" as his personal favorite track on the EP. 'That was the last song I wrote," he said. "It is certainly an upbeat, Brooks & Dunn type of country song, and I like that style, so it definitely stands out to me."
His songwriting is inspired by his life experiences. "Early on, songwriting was more of a hobby for me. Then, I started writing songs when I was 18 years old, and then when I got to college, I wrote songs about chasing girls around and staying out all night drinking. Now, it is a lot more about writing for my fans and what they relate to and what resonates with them," he said.
Green revealed that his full-length studio album will be released in 2019. He listed Carly Pearce as his dream female duet choice in country music. "It just so happens that I am on the same label as Carly. I have a lot of respect for her," he said.
Digital transformation of country music
On the impact of technology on the country music business, Green said, "I think it is because of technology and music streaming that I have a record deal. I was able to put my own music out, and it would be on Spotify, Apple and iTunes and people can listen to it from anywhere. Technology has made things a lot easier."
Regarding his use of technology in his daily routine, he said, "In my pre-Big Machine days, I would literally write a song and I would record myself playing it on my iPhone, and I would put it out and see if my fans liked it. That's how I decided if I would record it."
Riley Green's In a Truck Right Now EP is available on iTunes.
To learn more about emerging country artist Riley Green and his music, check out his official website.
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