The Podcast: Episode 11 - Jordan Riley Dirt Road FM
This week, Canadian Country artist, Jordan Riley joins us for Dirt Road FM – The Podcast. We discuss his journey into country music, his new single “Somebody’s Gonna” and we hit Jordan with rapid fire questions.
It was really Gary Allen that turned the page for me and (helped me) realize that “hey, country music doesn’t have to sound old school”.
When discussing country music, Jordan shares that originally he didn’t want anything to with it. However, his dad was a huge country music fan. “I grew up listening to pop punk, some metal” said Jordan. Then one day during a car ride with his dad. He heard “Watching Airplanes” by Gary Allen. It was really Gary Allen that turned the page for me and (helped me) realize that “hey, country music doesn’t have to sound old school”. We also learned that Jordan tried out for Canada’s Got Talent and that was his first time performing a country music song.
It’s a great feeling to be #1 said Jordan Riley about Dirt Road Risers chart.
As we discussed his single “Somebody’s Gonna”, Jordan shared that he wrote the song with Taylor Abram from the James Barker Band. “When we first starting writing it, we didn’t think it was gonna be a radio song.” He shared his excitement with the single and it’s success so far. We also discussed his new record deal and what is next for Jordan. We also dive into our favorite segment rapid fire questions and stump Jordan at least twice. For his siblings, we find out who his favorite is.
Check out the first half of the interview above. Want to hear the full interview? Check out Dirt Road FM – The Podcast, This Monday (April 25th, 2022) Available anywhere you listen to podcasts.
Canadian Country artist, Jordan Riley has been playing music for well over 12 years. Growing up in a town just South of Barrie, Ontario, Jordan first realized country music was his passion after playing numerous shows all across Ontario. Jordan first started songwriting in 2014, and after a few years, he was ready to hit the studio.
Since then, he has released 6 songs, including “Still Got It” which hit Canadian Country Radio, and was featured on the Complete Country Playlist.
In December of 2021, Jordan signed with Red Brick Records and is in the process of recording a 5 song EP.
Jordan’s brand new single “Somebody’s Gonna” is available on all streaming platforms now, as well as Country Radio across Canada. “Somebody’s Gonna” was co-written by Jordan and Taylor Abram from the James Barker Band. And reached number #15 on the Canadian Country Itunes chart on its first day of release.