Country music star Riley Green dropped a reference to Bud Light in the lyrics of his hit song during a concert, causing the crowd to go wild in support of the move.
Green is the latest big name to tell Bud Light to go pound sand, joining Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, John Rich, and Brantley Gilbert among others.
While performing at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium Friday night, Green removed Bud Light from the lyrics of one of his songs.
The crowd went crazy at the snub.
Green’s song “I Wish Grandpas Didn’t Die” features a shout-out to Bud Light with the line, “And coolers never run out of cold Bud Light.”
But when he performed the song in Nashville Friday, Green removed Bud Light and substituted Coors Light, much to the delight of the patriotic crowd.
Country Music Artist Riley Green Cancels Bud Light at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium Friday Night
Riley changed the lyrics from his hit song ‘I Wish Grandpas Never Died’ from Bud Light to Coors Light…and the crowd went wild!@RileyGreenMusic pic.twitter.com/VYUZySG0Zh
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) April 16, 2023
Riley Green swapped out Bud Light for Coors Light in his lyrics.
The fans LOVED it. 🇺🇸 @RileyGreenMusic
— Old Row (@OldRowOfficial) April 16, 2023
Over the weekend, meanwhile, country music star Brantley Gilbert reached his limit with the brand and smashed a can of Bud Light on the stage during a recent show in Alabama.
After a fan threw a Bud Light can onto the stage, Gilbert took a look at the beer before smashing it and yelling: “F*ck that.”
When another fan threw a different beer brand on stage, Gilbert tossed that beer to his drummer saying, “You ain’t got a hair on your ass if you don’t shotgun that son of a b*tch.”
Budweiser put out a new patriotic ad and had the CEO make a statement to stop the growing backlash from the Mulvaney marketing campaign.
— Budweiser (@budweiserusa) April 14, 2023
Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth said in a statement:
“As the CEO of a company founded in America’s heartland more than 165 years ago, I am responsible for ensuring every consumer feels proud of the beer with brew.
“We’re honored to be part of the fabric of this country. Anheuser-Busch employs more than 18,000 people and our independent distributors employ an additional 47,000 valued colleagues.
“We have hundreds of thousands of partners, millions of fans, and a proud history supporting our communities, military, first responders, sports fans, and hard-working Americans everywhere.
“We never intended to be part of the discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over beer.
“My time serving this country taught me the importance of accountability and values upon which America was founded: freedom hard work, and respect for one another.
“As CEO of Anheuser-Busch, I am focused on building and protecting our remarkable history and heritage.
“I care deeply about this country, this company, our brands and our partners.
“I spend much of my time traveling across America, listening to and learning from our customers, distributors, and others.
“Moving forward, I will continue to work tirelessly to bring great beers to consumers across the nation.”
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