Riley Green shared an awesome cover of Brooks & Dunn’s 90’s heartbreaker, “She Used To Be Mine,” over on Instagram yesterday, and I can’t get enough.
The Alabama native is known to share classic and 90’s country covers pretty often here and there, and I can honestly tell you that, in my opinion, hearing him do so never gets old. His voice was just made to sing country music.
“She Used To Be Mine” was written by Brooks & Dunn frontman Ronnie Dunn, and was the third single from their 1993 Hard Workin’ Man album.
It ultimately reached the top spot of the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart later that year, becoming their 5th #1 hit single.
And Riley was recently featured in our new Sad Country Songs Make Me Happy series, where he talked a little bit about what he loves, and thinks other people love, about a good old fashioned breakup tune:
“I feel like the thing about country music people like is it makes them feel something, you know? And the same way that people like to listen to electronic, techno music and put glow sticks all over themselves and dance around, people enjoy having some type of feeling.
I think a good story in a country song, especially those sad songs are the ones that make you feel something. I have a song called ‘Numbers On The Cars,’ that is not a hit song by any means, but that’s the song that people come up to me and tell me a story about somebody more than any other song.
So it’s like, it made them feel something because they could relate, and I think losing a significant other is probably pretty relatable for a lot of people.”
I don’t think I could’ve put it any better myself, and this 90’s hit will do the trick every single time.
Make sure you check out Riley’s acoustic rendition of the classic, because this is where he really shines:
“‘She used to be mine’ #brooksanddunn #countrydamnmusic #classic.”