Williams Riley

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Williams Riley
Origin United States
Genres Country
Years active 2009-2010
Labels Golden Music
Wide Open Music
Associated acts Bryan White, Pearl River
Past members Nick Buda
Derek George
Dave Guidry
Charlie Hutto
Joe Rogers
Travis Thibodaux
Steve Williams

Williams Riley was an American country music band composed of Steve Williams (lead vocals), Derek George (guitar, background vocals), Charlie Hutto (guitar, background vocals), Joe Rogers (steel guitar, fiddle, harmonica), Dave Guidry (bass guitar), Travis Thibodaux (keyboards, background vocals) and Nick Buda (drums).[1] Derek George had formerly played guitar for Bryan White, and before that, he was a member of the band Pearl River. Williams Riley self-released its debut album in 2009 and has charted on the U.S. country charts with "Country Livin'." This album includes collaborations with White, as well as Slash and Edwin McCain.[2] The band's self-titled debut album received a favorable review from Matt Bjorke of Roughstock, who called it a "well-crafted album of contemporary country music."[3]

On June 21, 2010 the band's label, Golden Music announced it was shutting its Nashville division. George produced Randy Houser's 2013 album How Country Feels.



Title Album details
Williams Riley
  • Release date: June 23, 2009
  • Label: Golden Music
A Different Kind of Country
  • Release date: May 25, 2010
  • Label: Golden Music


Year Single Peak Positions Album
US Country
2009 "I'm Still Me" Williams Riley
"Country Livin'" 43 A Different Kind of Country
2010 "Makes Me Go (La La)" 59
"Life in the Fast Lane" Non-album song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2009 "I'm Still Me" Stephen Shepherd


  1. ^ King, Christie (2009-07-13). "On the Music Row Cover". Music Row. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ Horne, Adam (2009-01-13). "Williams Riley Band Help Slash Go Country". The Boot. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2009-06-23). "Williams Riley review". Roughstock. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 

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