Is “Almost” Riley Green’s Most Underrated Song?

There’s no arguing that Riley Green is one of the hottest names in country music right now.

Songs like “There Was This Girl,” “I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died,” and “If It Wasn’t For Trucks” have been huge fan favorites for a while now. And we can’t forget about his song “Better Than Me,” which helped give us all a little peace of mind in the middle of quarantine.

With all of the notoriety the young country singer has received over the past couple of years, we tend to forget some of the songs that began to put Green on the map. One of those songs being “Almost,” which was released on his very first EP way back in 2013 (that was almost eight years ago, feel old yet?).

And let me tell you, “Almost” is a hidden GEM.

The song is about his first experiences pursuing country music, and how the lifestyle affected him. He sings about living the high life, drinking, partying, chasing girls… he sings:

“I was playing bars and I was getting girls, I wasn’t living right but I was staying high every night, underneath the glow of a neon light.”

In the chorus, he sings about how he woke up from a long night of partying his ass off, and for a split second he thinks about how much his family and people back home care about him, and it almost makes him want to give up the drinking and the lifestyle… almost.

I think this song helps give you a perspective of what every singer/songwriter goes through when they’re first getting acclimated to the spotlight, being torn between who they love and the fast-paced, full-throttle lifestyle they’re living now.

Shoot… if Green thought the spotlight was crazy back then, I can’t imagine how it’s going right now.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock