Throughout the Raised Up Right Tour, Luke Bryan and Riley Green join forces for an epic collaboration in the midst of Bryan’s headlining set to perform a series of cover songs, which change up each night.
Luckily a concertgoer captured and took to YouTube to share a clip of their performance from Youngstown, Ohio on July 16.
“Welcome back to the stage, Mr. Riley Green everybody,” Bryan said, introducing Green back to the stage. Green then returned to the stage with his acoustic guitar and took to the microphone stand next to Bryan on stage for a collaborative performance.
Prior to performing a series of cover songs together, the pair had a tequila shot for Bryan’s birthday to which Bryan toasted with the crowd, “here’s to me being old as sh*t, I remember when I used to look like him.”
Green explained to that crowd that Bryan is part of the reason why he sings Country music before he went into a cover of a Bryan deep cut.
“On a very serious note, one of the reasons I’m in country music, I saw this guy play in Birmingham, Alabama. I was six years old and he was playing his 40th anniversary tour in Alabama” Green joked with the crowd before Bryan chimed in saying, “that’s a damn lie!”
“It’s true, and he got up there and he sang this song,” Green added before he performed a cover of Luke Bryan’s “I Did It Again,” a track from Bryan’s 2009 album, Doin’ My Thing.
Following Green’s cover of “I Did It Again,” Bryan asked the crowd, “That’s an old one, has anybody ever heard that song other than Riley Green?”
Bryan then went into a cover of Garth Brooks’ fan-favorite hit, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).” The Georgia native’s
“I got to do that one on my birthday,” Bryan said. He then changed up the lyrics to the Brooks’ tune, “yeah I’m much too young and I feel… I sure damn feel this damn old.”
Luke Bryan and Riley Green concluded their collaborative medley with a cover of Hank Williams Jr’s “Family Tradition,” which prompted a massive sing-along with the audience.
During a recent show in New York state, Luke Bryan and Riley Green joined forces and performed covers of George Strait, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr, The Judds, and Tracy Lawrence.
Luke Bryan & Riley Green Are Currently In The Midst Of The Raised Up Right Tour
Bryan is currently in the midst of his Raised Up Right Tour, which kicked off on June 9 in Charleston, West Virginia.
The trek features support from Riley Green and Mitchell Tenpenny and continues through October 28, where it will wrap up in Jacksonville, Florida.
“My favorite place to be is on stage performing to country music fans,” Bryan previously shared. “So thankful every night when I walk out on that stage and know you are there to have a blast along beside me. It never gets old!”
The tour name comes from the lyrics of Bryan’s previous single “Up.”
“Up / In the sky, there’s a guy / Lookin’ down on us / Lookin’ up / Our whole life, raised up right / In a town nobody knows / What a way to grow,” he sings on the chorus.
Bryan’s next scheduled tour date is set for July 21 in Bristow, Virginia.
Tickets for Luke Bryan’s Raised Up Right Tour can be found HERE.