Riley Green Posts Video of Acoustic Cover of Bob Seger’s Classic ‘Mainstreet’

by Charles Craighill
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On an Instagram typically filled with hunting pictures, Riley Green posted a rare video of him singing. In this brief video clip, the young country star covered “Mainstreet,” a classic song by Bob Seger. This post happened to be one of his first posts where he doesn’t pose next to a dead animal since hunting season began. But hey, we certainly aren’t complaining.

“My spin on a classic,” Riley Green says in the caption.

Riley Green Master Hunter

Evidence of Riley Green’s successful hunting season scatters the background of the video. A wall full of mounted deer heads hangs behind him as he serenades his fans. One of those deer heads might have come from his stint in Texas in mid-December.

“2020 has been a tough year in so many ways,” Riley Green notes in a Twitter post from December. “But I can’t help but be thankful for the time off. Laid down a great deer on a gorgeous afternoon here in Texas.”

Texas wasn’t the only place Green took down some beautiful bucks and dazzling ducks. Just a week before his Texas post, Green sent a picture of a buck from a Louisiana hunt. He wore the same rockin’ mustache in both pictures.

In the last few months, Riley Green has also posted pictures of successful hunts from Illinois, Arkansas, and Alabama along with his Texan and Louisiana hunts.

Bob Seger’s Classic Song

Bob Seger released his classic song, “Mainstreet” with his 1976 album, Night Moves. As Seger recalls, the song discusses his youth and coming out of his shell. Despite the song’s name, he actually based the song off of Anne Street, the main street in his hometown of Ann Arbor Michigan.

“It was a club,” Seger recalled to the Chicago Sun. “I can’t remember the name of the club, but the band that played there all the time was called Washboard Willie. They were a Delta and Chicago blues band. Girls would dance in the window. They were a black band, and they were very good. That’s where I would go but I was too young to get in. It wasn’t in a great part of town but college students loved to go there.”

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