We Need The Studio Version Of Riley Green’s Unreleased Tearjerker “Jesus Saves” ASAP

Riley Green country music

Already one of his best.

Riley Green has been teasing a new song here and there called “Jesus Saves,” which he previously shared in a simple acoustic video on Instagram that I immediately loved from the first listen. It honestly might be the most depth I’ve heard in his writing since his fan-favorite song “Numbers On Cars,” as he describes a worn down man he drives by every time he goes into town.

Of course, there’s always so much more to someone than what meets the eye, and Riley penned some very honest, striking lines in the chorus about the journey of this Army veteran (he mentions that later in the song):

“My daddy left for another woman, moved off to L.A.
My momma fought hard against that cancer,
She died when I was eight

I finished school my country shipped me off to war
When I came home my whole world didn’t love me anymore
It’s hard to see all that just driving by
So I just write down ‘Jesus Saves’
‘Cuz there ain’t no way I can fit that on a sign”

He goes on to detail how they get to know each other and some of the lessons that came from that, and though I’m not sure this is a true story, the sentiment of having grace for others and how you never know what someone else has been through in their life is absolutely universal.

And at the Country Radio Seminar event recently, Riley played it live for people in attendance, and it absolutely needs to be recorded and released ASAP (I’m guessing that might already be in the works). The fan response has already been overwhelmingly positive, and it’ll just about bring a tear to your eye, honestly:

@haebart THIS. SONG😭💗 #rileygreen #countrymusic ♬ original sound – haley_bartoletta

And if you haven’t heard the full song yet, definitely take a few minutes out of your day to check it out. It’s well-worth your time to do so:

He also recently played it for fans at a concert in Huntsville, Alabama:

Riley is currently out on the road on his extensive headlining Ain’t My Last Rodeo Tour, which is in Virginia, Kentucky and Arkansas this weekend.


Thu Mar 7 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center
Fri Mar 8 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center&
Sat Mar 9 – Jonesboro, AR – First National Bank Arena
Thu Mar 21 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Fri Mar 22 – Baton Rouge, LA – Raising Cane’s River Center
Sat Mar 23 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Thu Apr 4 – Macon, GA – Macon Amphitheater
Fri Apr 5 – Southaven, MS – Bank Plus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Sat Apr 6 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater
Thu Apr 18– Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Fri Apr 19 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sat Apr 20 – Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Thu Apr 25 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Fri Apr 26 – Bossier City, LA – Brookshire Grocery Arena
Sat Apr 27 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Wed May 1 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues^!
Fri May 3 – San Diego, CA – Park at the Park^! – Petco Park
Thu May 9 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic
Fri May 10 – Bakersfield, CA – Dignity Health Amphitheatre – ON SALE _____
Sat May 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
Thu May 16 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Amphitheater
Fri May 17 – Everett, WA – Angel Of The Winds Arena – ON SALE _____
Sat May 18 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Tue May 21 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
Thu May 30 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha^
Fri May 31 – Waukee, IA – Vibrant Music Hall^
Sat Jun 1 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory^
* Not A Live Nation Date
# Tickets available on TUESDAY, OCT 17. General On Sale Begins FRIDAY, OCT 20
& Tickets available on TUESDAY, SEPT 12. General On Sale Begins FRIDAY, SEPT 22
! Tickets available on DATE. General On Sale Begins FRIDAY, OCT 6
^ With Ella Langley only

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock