Riley Green recently celebrated the release of his new album Ain’t My Last Rodeo, with a downtown Nashville show that raised more than $50,000 for his newly-created Buford Bonds Charitable Fund, which will support various veteran organizations.
Thousands gathered at Nashville’s Walk of Fame Park, joining Riley for the special over-capacity album release celebration. The concert also included more than 300 veterans in attendance, including members from CreatiVets, who spent time with the country singer backstage for a private meet-and-greet before the show.
Providing a taste of what fans can expect on his upcoming 2024 “Ain’t My Last Rodeo Tour,” Riley’s upcoming
The title track of the new album bares its name from a song on the album, “My Last Rodeo,” which Green penned following one of the final conversations he had with his late Grandaddy Buford Green near the end of his life. Buford was the brains behind converting Riley’s great-grandparents’ home into the Golden Saw Music Hall, and is credited for Riley’s musical appreciation, education and inspiration, while his Granddaddy Lyndon can be attributed for Riley’s love of the outdoors.
“We’ve been playing some of these new songs out on the road this summer and I’m excited to share them with the world,” Riley shares. “My grandaddies were huge inspirations on me, my songwriting and what is most important to me. Thursday night was a blast, but it also means a lot to mark the occasion by honoring them and raising money for some great charities that they would have been proud to support.”
Riley will continue the celebration this week with a performance on ABC’s Good Morning America this Friday, Oct. 20.