Riley Green Pulls “Bury Me In Dixie” From Streaming Services Over Robert E. Lee Lyric

Alabama native Riley Green has officially pulled “Bury Me In Dixie” from digital streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.

Fans have been tweeting about the mysterious disappearance of the track from Green’s 2015 EP of the same name, however, according to Rolling Stone Countrythe track was officially removed recently by Green & his label over a lyric in the song that references Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

“Won’t you bury me in Dixie, Where hard work is a plow, I wish Robert E. Lee could come back and take a bow.”

The song has become quite a fan favorite over the years, specifically among Green’s southern fans, so this past weekend Green wanted to set the record straight thanking those that have been with him from the beginning, and promising to release an acoustic version of the song that was recently record live.

According to this video from that acoustic performance in Phenix City, Alabama, it doesn’t appear as though the lyric will be changed. However, that could change as we saw with the radio edit of “I Wish Grandpas Never Died.” Either way, it sounds like Riley is going to continue performing it live.

Stay tuned.

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