OWEN RIEGLING RELEASES SECOND SINGLE “OLD DIRT ROADS” OUT TODAY
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OPENING FOR PLATINUM-AWARD SINGER/SONGWRITER, TYLER HUBBARD THIS FALL
PERFORMING AT BOOTS & HEARTS FESTIVAL TODAY
10 AUGUST 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, country rising star, singer-songwriter, Owen Riegling drops his second single and accompanying lyric video for “Old Dirt Roads” via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The song highlights his talent as a vocalist and undeniable skill as a wordsmith. Riegling traveled to Nashville to record and collaborate with notable producer, Brad Hill (Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Brett Young), to bring his storytelling to life.
“I wrote this song at a time when I was living in the city for school. I was real sick of all the cars and traffic and started reminiscing on homeland how I grew up. Thinking about my friends and how we used to drive around backroads cause there was nothing else to do. My family has a 100-acre farm, the view from the back window of the wheat field — and just how peaceful that really is. Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted the simple things like that. But being away from it for a while sure made me want it back,” shares Riegling. “‘Old Dirt Roads’ paints the picture of where I grew up and where I currently still live, a place that is a part of me, a place that I plan to settle down and raise kids so they can have the luxury of growing up in a wide open spaces like I did. The “land of the wicked” if you will.”
After winning the 2022 Emerging Artists Showcase at the Canadian country music mega-fest Boots & Hearts, Riegling signed his record deal with Universal Music Canada. Since the release of debut single, “Love (The Sweater Song)”, it’s been steadily climbing up the Canadian country radio charts and has garnered over 1.2 million global streams. Selected as iHeart Pure Country’s Future Star and currently Rogers Radio One To Watch for August, Riegling is maintaining his unstoppable pace and ready to make his mark on the music industry. Riegling performed at the 2023 CMAOntario awards and was also nominated for the Rising Star Award.
Riegling’s love for music has taken him from writing songs in his bedroom and playing in local bars to recording in Nashville and performing on the main stage of Canada’s largest country music festival. Fans can see Riegling perform today as opening act for Tim Hicks at Boots & Hearts, along with more festival dates throughout Summer. He will also be opening for Platinum-award singer/songwriter, Tyler Hubbard this fall. Tickets and full list of dates available here.
Stay tuned for more in 2023!
CANADIAN TOUR DATES
August 10 – Boots & Hearts, Oro-Medonte, ON
August 19 – Rock The Lot Dresden, Dresden, ON
September 2 – Sauble Beach Night Party, Sauble Beach, ON
October 13 – Calgary AB, MacEwan Hall*
October 14 – Edmonton AB, Midway Music Hall*
October 15 – Saskatoon SK, Coors Event Center*
October 17 – Winnipeg MB, Burton Cummings*
October 19 – Kitchener ON, Elements*
October 20 – Montreal QC, Corona Theatre*
October 23 – Ottawa ON, Bronson Center*
October 24 – Toronto ON, Danforth*
*Opening act for Tyler Hubbard
Photo credit: Matt Berinato
ABOUT OWEN RIEGLING:
Owen Riegling is the kind of artist so down to earth his boots are always dirty. He’s a small town kid with his roots firmly planted in the songs he sings. When he sings about old dirt roads, young love or the simple pleasure of a cold beer on a Friday night, it’s not just words. He’s lived it. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter effortlessly captures the relatability of the most timeless country hits. Riegling is the winner of the 2022 Emerging Artists Showcase at Boots & Hearts festival, which is taking him from his small farming hometown of Mildmay, Ontario to Universal Music Canada. A small-town boy through and through, his music strikes an addictive balance between universal feelings and personal stories performed with his trademark laid-back charm.
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