Riley Green Releases Cover Of Tim Mcgraw’s “Damn Country Music,” From Forthcoming Album ‘Ain’t My Last Rodeo’

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“It’s a neon fever for a small town dreamer, tells you everything you have is worth losing, damn country music…”

Riley Green’s cover of Tim McGraw’s “Damn Country Music” is out everywhere today, a single from his forthcoming sophomore studio album Ain’t My Last Rodeo.

He also just released the full, 12-song tracklist earlier this week, and longtime fans of Riley will be excited to see the already fan-favorites like “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That No More” and “Ain’t Like I Can Hide It” made the cut, in addition to the previously-released singles in “Mississippi Or Me” and a reimagined version of “Different ‘Round Here” with Luke Combs (also Riley’s current single at country radio).

There will also be a feature from Jelly Roll on “Copenhagen In A Cadillac,” in addition to this Tim McGraw cover.

“Damn Country Music” was included as the title-track on McGraw’s 2015 14th studio, and was written by Cary Barlowe, Jessi Alexander and Josh Thompson.

Riley’s vocals sound strong here, and he delivered a solid cover that I think is a great choice to include on the record and feels very authentic to his music taste and typical subject matter.

Check it out:

Riley says Ain’t My Last Rodeo as a whole represents exactly who he is, adding that it’s the first time he’s really been able to put together a cohesive record from top to bottom, and he can’t wait for fans to hear it soon:

“I was fortunate enough to grow up within about three miles of my grandparents, so they were a huge part of my growing up and who I am—and this album is a lot of who I am.

This is really the first time I was able to really take my time, write and record songs that really felt like a cohesive album—I’m really proud of it and want to thank the fans for all of their encouragement—I hope y’all enjoy it.”

The Alabama native released his major label debut record Different ‘Round Here in 2019, so needless to say, fans (myself included) have been waiting quite a while for a new project, and I can’t wait to hear it.

Ain’t My Last Rodeo is slated to drop on October 13th.

“Mississippi Or Me”

“Different ‘Round Here (ft. Luke Combs)”

The Tim McGraw original version of “Damn Country Music”:

Ain’t My Last Rodeo tracklist:

“Damn Country Music” – (Jessi Alexander, Cary Barlowe, Josh Thompson)
“They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That No More” – (Riley Green, Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo)
“Mississippi Or Me” – (Riley Green, Tyler Reeve, Josh Thompson)
“Different ‘Round Here (featuring Luke Combs)” – (Riley Green, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton)
“Ain’t Like I Can Hide It” – (Riley Green, Chris Dubois, Bobby Pinson)
“Copenhagen In A Cadillac (featuring Jelly Roll)” – (Riley Green, Erik Dylan, Wyatt McCubbin)
“Damn Good Day To Leave” – (Riley Green, Erik Dylan, Jonathan Singleton, Nick Walsh)
“My Last Rodeo” – (Riley Green)
“Workin’ On Me” – (Riley Green, Rhett Akins, Randy Montana)
“Raised Up Right” – (Riley Green, Jeremy Bussey, Chris Dubois, Lynn Hutton)
“God Made a Good Ol’ Boy” – (Riley Green, Erik Dylan, Wyatt McCubbin, Jonathan Singleton)
“Ain’t My Damn To Give” – (Tucker Beathard, Ben Simonetti, Jonathan Singleton)

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