During an interview with "Rick & Bubba" from the Regions Tradition golf tournament, country music star Riley Green discussed his decision to drop "Bud Light" from one of his most popular songs and replace it with "Coors Light."
Instead of singing, "And coolers never run out of cold Bud Light," in his song "I Wish Grandpas Never Died," he stated, "And coolers never run out of cold Coors Light!"
Green's performance at Nashville's Nissan Stadium went viral because his change was met with applause from the crowd amid backlash from Anheuser-Busch's sponsorship deal with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
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Green, who hails from Jacksonville, Ala., joked with Rick & Bubba that it was "strange" that the crowd "cheered so loud" for the shot he took at Bud Light but said he knew his demographic and that he would've been booed for saying Bud Light.
"I don't know what the whole deal was about," Green said sarcastically. "I just changed the type of beer that was in a song."
"It was kind of strange," he added. "I was sitting there in front of 50-something thousand people in Nissan Stadium in Nashville and I realized, 'Hang on a second, I'm about to get booed if I sing the song that I wrote.' Little slight adjustment ended up going pretty well."
Green was asked if he was concerned the change would also be met with some backlash.
"What I've got going for me ... over anything is that I know who I'm singing to," he said. "I know the people that are out there; I know my demographic."
Co-host Bubba Bussey replied, "I think Bud Light forgot."
"I think you're exactly right," Green agreed.
"My thing was, you know, I was the furthest from trying to find any controversy - I was trying to avoid it," he later added. "Bud Light is the one that started a controversy."
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