Throwback To Riley Green Covering The Johnny Cash Classic “Folsom Prison Blues”

Riley Green covering Johnny Cash.

Ya gotta love it.

In January of last year, Riley performed Johnny’s iconic #1 hit “Folsom Prison Blues” at Mars Music Hall in Huntsville, Alabama.

Johnny wrote the song by himself, and it’s obviously one of the most well-known, recognizable hits of his career (or anybody’s career, really). It’s cool to see Riley pay homage to one of the greatest to ever do it in country music and actually do the song justice.

There’s some bad Johnny Cash covers out there, y’all… this one is certainly not that.

Part of what makes this cover so good is that Riley has that neo-traditional sound to his music and vocals that are so distinctively country. They fit seamlessly on a classic track like “Folsom Prison Blues”.

He’s been known to do fantastic covers of other great country icons best music before, too, like Randy Travis’ “He Walked on Water” and Hank Williams Jr.’s “Family Tradition”.

Riley released some new music of his own recently as a part of his Behind The Bar project that is full of fan-favorites you need to check out if you haven’t yet.


Oh, and a friendly reminder that we’re almost to the weekend…

Get after it tonight, y’all:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock