They started off by playing a song they wrote together from Riley’s debut album Different ‘Round Here, “Better Than Me”, which was fun to hear them sing together. Of course, the acoustic setting they film these episodes in make every song sound that much better.
Around the 5:55 mark, Muscadine Bloodline played a boot-stompin’ unreleased song called “Dead on Arrival”, which they wrote with Adam Hood and Brent Cobb. Gary got married relatively recently, and joked that this song was the story of a theoretical outcome if either of their wives ever cheated on them. It’s a damn good country song.
They also played their newest track and current single “Dyin’ For A Livin'” that is well worth a watch around the 10:10 mark.
If you want to catch up on any of the other episodes this season, you can check out the recap of episode one here, and read about the full-length version of his unreleased song “Miles On Main”he debuted during episode two here.
I can’t say enough good things about this series. From the stripped-down nature of the format, to the awesome guests and emphasis on songwriters, to the fact that it’s all filmed in Riley’s hometown of Jacksonville, Alabama at his great-grandparents old house that was turned into a live music venue when he was growing up, it’s just the coolest thing to watch as a country music fan.
I think I speak for all of us when I say I really hope there’s a season three.
And, if you want to get to know the boys from Muscadine Bloodline a little better, they recently stopped by the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast for a great conversation you can watch here: