Friday, September 17, 2021
– Drew Green announced today the Oct. 29 release of "Dirt Boy Vol. 2," the final leg of a two-EP musical journey he began over a year ago.
"I am the definition of dirt boy," Green said. "That's the nickname given to those raised on a farm like I was. I learned to drive on my dad's John Deere at 7 years old, and, I married the girl of my dreams, who grew up only three miles down the road."
"I always wanted to use 'Dirt Boy' as a title, it sums up my music and everything I am about."
Green also announced dropping "Cold Beer and Copenhagen,'' one of five new tracks featured on "Dirt Boy Vol. 2." "This song gives a glimpse of a softer side of my songwriting," he said. "It's my favorite song I've written so far – it's a change of pace for me, and one of the more personal songs I've written since I got my record deal."
But you're just another thing I need to quit
Even though I know its only for one night
What's one more gonna hurt, it's only one more time
I ought to put you on that list
Things I love but wish I hated
With cold beer and Copenhagen
The song was written by Green, Smith Ahnquist and Brent Anderson.
The McMinnville, Tenn. native didn't immediately make music a priority upon going to college. Instead, he pursued a degree in finance, landing a job at a local bank upon graduating. But Nashville was in the back of his mind, particularly because he'd already felt a taste of it as a performer at Nashville's Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. When an opportunity for a promotion came up at the bank, Green turned it down to give music a shot. In late 2018, his decision paid off, as Florida Georgia Line put a hold on his song "Colorado," and they released it on their "Can't Say I Ain't Country" album the next year.
Later in 2019, Green landed his first music publishing deal with Warner Chappell Nashville and Brett James' company, Cornman Music. Subsequently, Green brought on James as his manager. Green scored his record deal with Villa 40/Sony Music Nashville last year.
He dropped "Dirt Boy Vol. 1" in Sept. 2020. This seven-song collection featured "She Got That" and "Little More Be Alright."
Green will be on tour with Mitchel Tenpenny this fall.