What a helluva way to kick off these live streams, amirite?
Joined by incredibly talented Drake White along with one of my favorite songwriters, Mr. Erik Dylan, Riley kicked off his home town Golden Saw Series last weekend with more than a few fantastic live acoustic performances.
In addition to the trio’s cover of Tracy Lawrence’s “Time Marches On,” Riley delivered a stellar performance of his quarantine hit “Better Than Me.”
Co-written alongside Ray Fulcher, Muscadine Bloodline, and Jordan Fletcher, “Better Than Me” is a reflective look at the world around us right now, a powerful reminder to slow down a little, and an encouraging message of hope in a time when a lot of us could use a little.
“This is a song I wrote, the only song I’ve written since quarantine started and it’s kinda about what’s going on today. We cut a little acoustic version and we put it out, it’s called ‘Better Than Me.’”
In a world where corny quarantine songs are popping up everywhere, Riley has managed to join Luke Combs (“Six Feet Apart”) in writing one that’s introspective, heartfelt and actually comforting.
If this chorus doesn’t sound like half of us right now, I don’t know what does:
“I’ve been chasing, rat racing, doing anything to win. My grass looks like Augusta, I got around to painting that fence Been calling up my mama, doin’ some old friend checking in, It seem like where I’m going might be better than where I’ve been With all this goin’ on, found the right in all this wrong and finally see, the good Lord knows better than me.”
Stay tuned for the next episode of the Golden Saw Series, airing next Thursday, September 17th.