Riley Green Says It's Easier To Write Songs About The Girl He Should Have Chased After But Didn't
Riley Green took home the Academy of Country Music Award for "New Male Artist" in 2020. And while the number of songs he has written has increased, he still shies away from writing love songs.
Green has written songs about trucks, grandfathers, and breakups, among other things. But the country singer has trouble writing love songs — Green says it’s simply because he just hasn’t been in love.
Green Says He’s Never Been A Love Song Guy
As a rising country artist, Green has written and recorded several hits. The inspirations behind each of them are vastly different. He wrote 'I Wish Grandpas Never Died' to get past his grandfather’s death and his muse for 'In Love By Now' was a girl who he says was too good for him.
The country singer's songs mostly have the heartbreak factor, but they are never about being in love. The singer says it's because he’s never been a big love song guy and leans more towards the type who didn’t chase after a girl he should have.
I’ve never been a big love song guy. I always go more towards the guy sitting in a lawn chair sitting next to a cooler full of Keystone beer as the girl drives off that he probably should have went after, but he was drunk. I play that guy well in my songwriting.
What Does Green Look For In A Girl?
The singer has spoken about his part dates and relationships on multiple occasions. He has also been open about never having really fallen in love. But what does the country singer look for in a girl?
In a Q&A video he did for CMT, he addressed what was the most important quality to look for in a woman. He answered that she would have to get along with his mom and joked about how that already was a tough prospect.
I’d say she would have to get along with my mom. And that’s a tough one to accomplish anyway.
He tweeted about how he was thinking of getting a girlfriend in February of 2020 but there have been no talks about him finding a partner yet.
Needless to say, he is still far from getting married.
Hunting Distracted Green Even When He Was With His Girlfriend
The musician is somewhat of a free spirit and all current signs point to him being single. With the extra time that he has when he's not writing songs or singing, he prefers to use them on his favorite hobby—hunting.
The country singer from Alabama is an avid hunter. Even his Instagram handle is named, "rileyduckman." His love for hunting is no secret and he has professed his love for the activity on more than one occasion.
In an interview with Taste of Country, the country singer recalled a story of how much he was engrossed in thinking about turkeys that he would zone off, even when he was with his girlfriend.
I can honestly say I had dated a girl for a little while and if I ever got like looking off in a trance or something, she would say, ‘You’re thinking about turkeys aren’t you?’