Joined by Channing Wilson and Trent Tomlinson for Episode 4 of his Golden Saw Series, Riley debuted a couple of brand new tunes including this new one titled “That’s My Dixie.”
“I’m gonna play y’all a brand new song… I’ve never played this one anywhere so maybe I’ll remember all of it. We just went in the studio and cut this one so maybe it’ll come out some time pretty soon. It’s called ‘That’s My Dixie.’“
The song addresses the tension between Southern pride and the history of racial injustice, along with the problems we’re still facing today.
“It’s who I am, it’s to give a damn for the ones that came before me The broken part of a southern heart is more than just Old Glory It’s a state of mind that’s deep and wide, strong as the Mississippi We sing ‘Amazing Grace’ and curse the heat Yeah, that’s my Dixie.”
The entire show is worth a watch, but “That’s My Dixie” starts around the 40-minute mark.
Riley’s “Bury Me In Dixie,” another Southern Pride anthem, has been a fan favorite since the beginning.