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Watch Riley Green Perform “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” on TODAY

RILEY GREEN visits NBC’s TODAY and chats with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager about his rise in Country music as well as his personal connection to the songs he writes which includes his current hit single “I Wish Grandpas Never Died.” As he performs the powerful single in studio with just a mic and his guitar, Riley shares family photos with the audience that demonstrate the unbreakable bond he has with his grandfathers. Watch full performance and interview here:

Following his performance, Riley stops by Billboard’s NYC headquarters for a live session to chat with fans and perform a few songs. Watch here:

Riley is set to have a breakout year with “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” launching into Top 20 at Country radio and awards nominations abound including a recent iHeartRadio Music nod for Best New Country Artist and being named as part of the prestigious CRS 2020 New Faces Class.

Sharing writing credits posthumously with his grandfathers, People praised, “[‘I Wish Grandpas Never Died’] might take him to a whole new stratosphere.” Honoring his family patriarchs, the song quickly amassed more than one million views after a fan posted a clip of Riley performing the heart-wrenching ballad even before he even recorded the track. The latest offering is a standout from his debut album DIFFERENT ‘ROUND HERE (BMLG Records).

After spending 2019 on the road with Brad Paisley and Jon Pardi while also headlining his own GET THAT MAN A BEER TOUR, Riley joins Jason Aldean’s WE BACK TOUR later this month. For a full list of dates and more, visit

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