I’ve always wanted a studio version of Riley Green singing “Dixieland Delight”.
And today, my wish has (mostly) come true.
He released his new album, We Out Here: Live, with a rendition of Alabama’s classic tune, and it will make you feel like you’re standing right there in the front row at a show. Of course, Riley often closes out his concerts by covering it, and it sounds just as good on this live record as it does in person.
As he continues to tour the country playing songs from his debut album Different ‘Round Here and recent Behind The Bar EP, he wanted to deliver this project as a thank you to the fans who have come out to shows and supported his music:
“We’ve seen our biggest and loudest crowds so far on this tour, and to thank all the fans who have come out, we recorded one of the nights for them.”
All the songs were recorded at a show on his We Out Here tour in Huntsville, Alabama, and features the fan-favorite “Georgia Time”, his very first #1 single “There Was This Girl”, the aforementioned cover of Alabama’s “Dixieland Delight”, as well as a new unreleased tune, “Hell Of A Way To Go”.
Written by Ronnie Rogers, “Dixieland Delight” was included as the he lead single from Alabama’s 1983 album The Closer You Get…. It became their 9th #1 single when it reached the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart the year it was released.
And if you’re from the south, or have ever been to one of Riley’s live shows before, then you know how much this song slaps every time he plays it live. Absolutely nothing will get the crowd going like this one.
The only problem is, now I wish it were football season already…