14 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a lyric about halfway through Riley Green’s debut album, on “I Wish Grandpas Never Died,” that tells you just about everything you need to know about where he sits in the landscape of modern country: “I wish everybody overseas was gonna make it home/I wish country music still got played on country radio.” Spirited, earnest, and good-humored, Different ’Round Here presents Green as a ’90s-style rebuttal to the eclecticism of current country—not a throwback per se (the baseball hat speaks volumes) so much as a torchbearer for values that have fallen out of fashion. “There Was This Girl” gets a spitfire to the church aisle, “In a Truck Right Now” salutes the freedom found on back roads, and “Get That Man a Beer” flips the old story about the one that got away into an ode to the guy who she ended up with—because boy, did he take a bullet. As for the title track, Green’s smart enough to know that the way of life (and music) that he loves isn’t the mainstream anymore, and that sometimes the most radical decision is to hang on to things just as they are.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

There’s a lyric about halfway through Riley Green’s debut album, on “I Wish Grandpas Never Died,” that tells you just about everything you need to know about where he sits in the landscape of modern country: “I wish everybody overseas was gonna make it home/I wish country music still got played on country radio.” Spirited, earnest, and good-humored, Different ’Round Here presents Green as a ’90s-style rebuttal to the eclecticism of current country—not a throwback per se (the baseball hat speaks volumes) so much as a torchbearer for values that have fallen out of fashion. “There Was This Girl” gets a spitfire to the church aisle, “In a Truck Right Now” salutes the freedom found on back roads, and “Get That Man a Beer” flips the old story about the one that got away into an ode to the guy who she ended up with—because boy, did he take a bullet. As for the title track, Green’s smart enough to know that the way of life (and music) that he loves isn’t the mainstream anymore, and that sometimes the most radical decision is to hang on to things just as they are.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

IceWatch1217 ,

Great Freaking Album

Not one song in this disappoint, out of this new generation of country singer ,Luke Combs is MY #1 but Riley Green is just got my #2 with this Gem.

Spence373 ,

Make this stop

This can’t be real.

JG Yahtzee ,

Fantastic! What I didn't know about Riley Green!

It seems hard to do, but every song makes you want to listen to Riley Green even more. A man and songs after my own heart. It may be a song about grandpas or a woman, this is a MUST HAVE CD! If there is one song that you need to listen to that you may not have heard on the radio, listen to "Bettin' Man". The rest are just as good! I can't stop listening to this CD!

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